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Mandy Talks: Gender Representation

We were excited and proud to present our first panel event on the 29th January called Mandy talks; a series of panel discussions aimed at highlighting important topics and issues that people face within the entertainment industry. It's a place where we can bring together industry leaders to discuss their thoughts and solutions to the topics at hand and bring about much needed change within the industry.

"Don’t just hire women and put them in the firing line, because that isn’t the point. Don’t insert a female director only to give them no free reign, you’re making them feel worse”
Actress Jing Lusi

The event was a huge success with lots of insights, potential solutions and passionate debate. We streamed the whole discussion live - so take a watch and feel free to join the conversation using our hashtags: #MandyTalks #GenderRepresentation


Your'e invited!

Join Mandy in London on 9th February 2019 to celebrate our friends 'Surviving Actors' 10th Anniversary. There is an impressive line-up of industry led seminars & workshops only £7 each, FREE 121 career mentoring sessions and the opportunity to be seen by a panel of CDG/CSA casting directors as part of the Meals 4 Monologues charity initiative. We'll be there with special treats so be sure to register online here for your FREE ticket and come and say hi!

It's almost time

Mandy will launch its Monologue Competition later this month in collaboration with the British Film Institute (BFI). We will be scouting for the best talent the industry has to offer, with a prize value of over £3,500, and the chance to have your video seen by a panel of 6 top industry experts - make sure you're in it, to win it...

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for tips, advice, and the launch.

Future Film Fest

Make sure you catch the 12th BFI Future Film Festival - the UK’s most important film industry festival for young, emerging filmmakers. Featuring four days of incredible masterclasses, industry workshops, panel Q&As and networking opportunities. 

Mandy will be there co-hosting; Getting into Acting, and ending the festival with Networking drinks. 

Purchase tickets for the festival here, plus enter our competition for a chance to win a free ticket to our 'Getting into Acting' session.

Enter Competition >

Ask us anything?

Late last year mandy delivered a industry survey which highlighted pay and stress issues for performers. This was just the first step in tying to understand what types of problems actors are experiencing as well as looking at ways to support and alleviate some of those pressures. Thats why we've teamed up with Charlotte Armitage who will be hosting a monthly agony aunt column. We want Mandy readers to reach out and ask for help and tell us about the challenges you are facing.

Have a question for Charlotte? Email us here and look out for the response in the next newsletter.

Free VO Webinar

Hugh Edwards is here to guide you through that barrier and show you how to advance and progress your career so that you can make voiceover more than just a side job, you can make voiceover a lifestyle!

The webinar is free but places are limited, so book your slot here between 13th - 14th February.


An interview with Charlotte Armitage

Commonly known as appearing in Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Happy Valley, TV presenter and actress Charlotte Armitage is now the managing director at Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting (YAFTA). Charlotte talks to Mandy News on what inspired her to start the company, plus a sneak peek into her exciting monthly agony aunt column.  Read it here >

A Passionate Partnership

Actor and producer Noel Clarke best known for his work on Brotherhood and Star Trek into Darkness, Jason Maza known for Welcome to the Punch and Christian Parton, founder & CEO of worldwide Short Film Funding company Genera talk to Mandy News about the new partnership between the trio and the passion they all share for supporting rising talent within the industry.

Hear it from the trio themselves >


Men's skin Care Range, London

Actor needed for a TV commercial promoting a range of Men's Skincare products. Easy going, spirited character akin to a festival goer / backpacker / surfer dude.

Salary: £300 BSF

Apply here.

Male Actor, London

Male actor needed to play the role of a taxi driver in a short online video for a new taxi company. You will need to have a valid drivers license so that you can drive the car.

Salary: £200 per day

Apply here.

Female Actors, for a parody

Star in a Parody production of trending Netflix show 'Tidying Up With Marie Kondo'. Seeking 2 Female Actors (East Asian, 25-35).

Salary: £200 per day

Apply here.

Actors for a corporate video

A company are seeking 1 female, and 1 male actor for an internal sales training video in the hospitality sector.

Salary: £600 per day

Apply here.


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