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Oct
11

Our National Youth Film Academy Members Shoot For The Stars With Latest Project ‘Catalyst’!

‘CATALYST’ by Elizabeth J Cassidy is a Feature Film adaption of the short “Remembering Amy” – created by aspiring film-makers at the 2015 National Youth Film Academy in London. Their film, “Remembering Amy” was screened in the Hackney Picture-house cinema in London to members of the public. The film received such thunderous applause that the […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Film News . Members
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Oct
03

Becoming A Film Director: Getting Started

There are many routes to becoming a film director, and most successful film directors each have a different story as to how they started. Common to all of them, however, is often a passion for film, determination, an ability to adapt, and a creative approach to getting experience. If you have ambitions to become the […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Oct
03

Audition Attire: Five Quick Tips

For both male and female performers, deciding what to wear to an audition can sometimes be daunting. It can be difficult to judge whether you should be formal, casual, or somewhere in between. It can also be hard to choose an outfit that may reflect your own personality, while not being distracting or obviously clashing […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Sep
22

The Networking Toolkit: Filmmakers

Networking in the film industry is one of the most beneficial things you can do to launch your career. As a filmmaker, you can network with other filmmakers and producers, financiers or sponsors, acting and writing talent, and more. Good networking takes forward thinking, energy, and commitment. If you have a networking event coming up […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Sep
22

Finding A Screenwriter

A screenwriter writes the scripts for feature films, television shows, and other projects that appear on screen, such as web series and even adverts. They are responsible for the story, dialogue, structure and often the pacing of the piece too. If you want to direct your own short films or feature films and do not […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Sep
16

Easy Exercise Tips For Young Performers

For young actors and actresses, feeling healthy and strong is crucial. Acting can be a very physical profession and requires high levels of energy, alertness and stamina. It is important to nourish your body with plenty of good food and hydration, but exercise can have an impact too. Many performers will find that their time […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Sep
15

What Do Agents Look For?

An agent is used to help performers to secure work and manage their careers. Many actors and actresses will initially focus on improving their craft and gaining experience in a variety of roles, before they begin seeking an agent to represent them. However, it is also becoming more common for young performers to seek agency […]

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Sep
15

Volunteering At A Film Festival: What You Need To Know

Becoming a film festival volunteer can be a rewarding and varied role. Although it is a temporary position and may only last for a few days, it can be an intensive experience with a lot to take in. Many major festivals now accept volunteers as well as using their own expert organisers. If you are […]

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