How to find your authentic self

How to find your authentic self

‘This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.’ – William Shakespeare  We have established prior to this that being authentic means being as true to your…

What is authenticity in acting?

What is authenticity in acting?

‘This is me standing in my truth, in my authentic self’ – Risa Bramon Garcia Authenticity is a key concept in the performance industry. Any level of artifice is met with suspicion and the implication that something is being hidden.  So what do you do…

What can Equity do for UK actors?

What can Equity do for UK actors?

Guest Post by Actor Tigger Blaize Never in our experience has there been a period of such widespread, uncertain working conditions – now is the time to lean on trade unions. If you’re in the Performing Arts in the UK, your union is ​Equity​. With…

Covid-19 SAG AFTRA Guidelines June 2020

Covid-19 SAG AFTRA Guidelines June 2020

No Masks required for performers on set! Here is a summary that we have compiled for WeAudition members on how SAG AFTRA believes producers can provide a safer set and safer casting before we have a COVID-19 vaccine. The aim is to mitigate the risk…

How to avoid the cutting room floor

How to avoid the cutting room floor

Guest Post by Jordan Goldman A.C.E. – EMMY-winning Editor When I’m editing a TV show or movie, I see actors do a lot of wonderful things.  Unfortunately, I sometimes see them do some less-than-wonderful things that result in them being cut out of the show. …

The Future Of Casting For: Nonbinary Actors

The Future Of Casting For: Nonbinary Actors

Guest Post by Robyn Holdaway In the acting industry, one of the quickest, simplest – and most common – ways to filter actors for a role is by gender. Currently on Spotlight, you have two options: male or female. This is absolutely understandable; the first…

Covid-19 Production Guidelines UK Broadcasters May 2020

Covid-19 Production Guidelines UK Broadcasters May 2020

The BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, the Association for Commercial Broadcasters and On-Demand Services (COBA), ITN, ITV, Pact, Sky & STV have just announced that they’re joining forces to introduce new industry-wide guidelines for producing television safely.  Read the full guidelines here. What does it…

A Guide to 1-2-1 Casting Director Meetings

A Guide to 1-2-1 Casting Director Meetings

[Image desc: a laptop sat on a table displaying the WeAudition homepage, there is a notepad, pen and a hot drink] Suitability Casting directors will normally list the kind of performers they want to see during their one to ones. These may be general, or…

Daily Actor Journal

Daily Actor Journal

Following our popular Insta LIVE on daily journaling, details below for anyone who missed it. This is something that I use daily myself everyday whether on a project, travelling, or working from home, but this is most helpful for self motivation and mental health, which…

5 Tips for better self-tapes

5 Tips for better self-tapes

Richard Cambridge’s 5 Top Tips for better self-tapes. 1. Background WHY? A: You don’t want to detract from your performance. Professional line taping services use a blank backdrop, when you read in the room there will almost always be a blank backdrop – don’t tell…