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Total Talent Industry Guides
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Cover Letters
"Do"s and "Don't"s when writing cover letters.
My Stats | IP Numbers
As a candidate listed on the site we record each time your profile is viewed. When we know the user we provide a link to their profile, when we don't know the user we provide the IP address.
Part-time Work
Is it worth is, how do you get it?
So you want to be an actor: Auditions & Interviews
A quick guide to auditioning and interviewing at dance and drama schools - what to expect and how to prepare.
So you want to be an actor: Funding for Drama School
What funding is available and how do I get it?
So you want to be an actor: Getting Professional Experience
A guide to building up your credits and getting professional experience.
So you want to be an actor: Getting Professional Training
University level drama courses, NCDT accreditation, costs and funding.
So you want to be an actor: Getting The Perfect Headshot
What should your headshot say about you? What to avoid in a headshot, where to get your headshot done.
So you want to be an actor: Getting the perfect showreel
Showreels are becoming a powerful way to display your versatility to casting directors and agents. This guide is designed to give you an overview of the key factors to consider when creating your showreel.
So you want to be an actor: Should I go to Drama School?
Choosing a drama school
So you want to be an actor: Who are Equity
The Trade Union for actors and entertainment professionals
So you want to be an actor: Who are Spotlight
Who are they? What do they do? How do I join?
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