Has anyone ever had an audition from this site?

  • David Scott Roberts

    Actor

    Has anyone here ever actually got an audition let alone a job from this site? I have sent off for so many over the years and not once have i even been asked to audition...Just wondered if it is the same for others?

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    I've had few paid jobs from this site. It's odd that you haven't because as a tall, white, male you are way more castable than I am. Maybe try a different headshot?

    • 11th Jan 2013
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  • Andrew Wright

    Actor

    Hi David, in 6 years I have had paid jobs and auditions from here each year.

    Without this site and spotlight I would be out of work most of the year .

    • 11th Jan 2013
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  • Forbes KB

    Actor

    There's many factors involved as to wether you can make this site work for you, or not!

    You've got plenty experience so that's not the issue! However, your primary headshot and the fact the you're declared as Cornwall based aren't helping! Having not seen your covering letter I can't comment on that aspect! It may well be another issue that needs addressing!

    It difficult to know what exactly what the issue is however if something isn't working for you its definitely time to make changed to the way you're marketing yourself to improve your strike rate!

    • 11th Jan 2013
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  • Sue Parker-Nutley

    Actor

    I've had lots of auditions/castings and work from this site - certainly enough to pay my premier membership each year. You certainly need a professional showreel, definitely no audition clips, and a better head shot. I hope this helps.

    Sue

    • 11th Jan 2013
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    Morning,

    I agree with Forbes in the Cornwall location perhaps not working in your favour, as a lot of the jobs advertised on here are either London or up north.

    Also, from a fellow ginger's perspective, get yourself some good colour headshots; I got a lot more castings as soon as I swapped from black and white.

    All the best,

    Lauren.

    • 11th Jan 2013
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  • Dan Gregory

    Actor

    Yes - paid too - although ageism is a major factor for me! Seems to be deliver more than Spotlight in many ways.

    As Forbes says being outwith London has always been a problem. In fifty years I have hardly ever worked IN London but 99% of auditions are there.

    • 11th Jan 2013
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    yes lots of castings and work from this site ....

    • 11th Jan 2013
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    I think this is a great site...I've had a number of auditions resulting in both unpaid, low paid and paid work.

    Keep applying.....it's only a matter of time!!

    • 12th Jan 2013
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  • Mandy Aldridge

    Actor

    A few different headshots would be helpful, both colour and black and white - you have 1 photo in a suit where you look very dapper, so a decent photo dressed like that could be helpful for certain roles as well as casual looks. Maybe change slightly what you say about yourself? Food for thought. All the best - we all get discouraged!

    • 12th Jan 2013
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  • David Scott Roberts

    Actor

    Thanks guys, I agree that maybe being in the sticks of Cornwall is not the ideal location, but as i always state in submissions that i have bases to stay in both London and the north, but kudos to all that have indeed found work from here.

    Maybe also a colour headshot would improve my chances here, but one must keep the faith and I am still thankful for this site.

    Good luck to you all.

    • 12th Jan 2013
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  • Erin Geraghty

    Actor

    Yes, lot's of auditions and quite a few (paid) jobs.

    • 12th Jan 2013
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    No I haven't had any jobs from this site yet. Not through lack of trying though. Maybe I just don't fit what some CD's are looking for? I'm sure something will crop up eventually

    • 14th Jan 2013
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  • Tracy Bargate

    Actor

    Yes I've had quite a few paid jobs from here. In addition to what everyone else has said about photo and showreel, I think really targetting the cover letter helps, and replying early to a job (before they're swamped). Good luck, Tracy

    • 14th Jan 2013
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  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    agree with others. To be honest...why not just say you are London based....might be the reason...but if you stress london bases as not being an issue that would satisfy me?

    Im in cheltenham....but that hasn't made much difference.

    I think a few more head shots with variety would help....and a showreel!!! I do these...no not just touting here....but you only have one clip which is too long as a general reel clip. Also its only really a webcam quality clip....and not the greatest quality sound etc...granted it might do for CCP type work....but its limiting you to that character type.

    Do you not have footage from the tv credits you list?

    That would be my suggestions....apart from there is not that much decent paid work on here for me these days.....but you and I are very different casting types.

    good luck

    • 14th Jan 2013
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  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    Yes I've literally had tens of thousands of pounds worth of work of this site. So it does work, and in my experience far better than spotlight for me.

    My guess is that your career appears to be split into two part from the late 90's to the early 2000's and the second part is in the last few months as the music video you've done is very recent, I know another couple of guys on it, Tim and Aaron. So I think you just need to give it a bit more time and yes perhaps have some new headshots as that main one is a bit harsh and shadowy.

    Regards

    Nige

    • 14th Jan 2013
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  • Adam Anouer

    Actor

    A matter of fact I have I mean granted there are periods in which it's really quiet but hold tight and when the right opportunity comes along sell the best of your abilities and your personality and I guarantee people will want to see it.

    • 14th Jan 2013
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  • Rob Talbot

    Actor

    Start with the headshot.

    The one you have just does not look "professional" (irrespective of whether you paid for it or not). The lighting is frankly terrible.

    It's only a small window into your world, but one that can determine whether your profile even gets clicked on.

    You don't need to spend hundreds - but you do need to look through others headshots first and work out "which ones create the best first impression".

    Rob

    • 14th Jan 2013
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  • Vivien Bridson

    Actor

    Yes, I've had quite a lot of work - I have a showreel but I made it ,self so its not brilliant, but something seems to work - I think the site is well worth it!

    • 14th Jan 2013
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  • Lee Ravitz

    Actor

    I get a fair bit of work through this site too; by and large, I have found there are few golden rules - but it's worth noting that the early bird tends to catch the worm as I suspect inboxes get inundated with applicants after a short time and employers just don't look at them, and there is something in having a good covering letter - many are, frankly, dire.

    Beyond that, it's just the usual question of having a good CV and material to show to employers and judging what you apply for with a practised eye.

    • 14th Jan 2013
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