Advice & Guidance

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 […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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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 […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Sep
14

The 5 Great Benefits Of Film Festivals

Film festivals are widely regarded as one of the most glamorous aspects of the film industry. They may have A-list stars, an after party, and the iconic red carpet for arriving guests, but film festivals perform a more important function than simply entertainment, glitz and glamour. They are a great opportunity for making new connections […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance . Uncategorized
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Sep
06

Is A Career In Film Right For Me? Questions to Ask Yourself

A career in film can be varied, rewarding and exciting. It is a busy, ever-changing industry with lots of diversity and a wide range of roles from directing, writing, designing, editing, sound, marketing and more. But choosing to embark on a career can be a big step, and a “big break” may not happen overnight. […]

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Sep
01

Come Rain Or Shine: The New Technology that allows Filmmakers to Edit The Weather

Concern about the bad British weather may become a thing of the past for future filmmakers, as new advances in CGI and editing technology mean that even the weather can be edited in post-production. A number of top directors and producers have recently told sources that, short of genuine storms or gale force winds, most […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance . Film News
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