How to crowdfund for your film, TV, theatre show or music album – an in-depth guide
Crowdfunding has been the way forward for many independent film, TV, music and theatre productions over the years, where perhaps traditional commissioning has not been possible. Hundreds of entertainment professionals – known or otherwise – have raised literally millions of pounds and dollars to see their visions come to life.Read more
An interview with Campbell Young: The Hair and Makeup Designer for the West End Musical 'Company'
Campbell Young is an established wig maker, hair, and makeup designer within Broadway, the West End, opera, television and film. Covering the likes of Les Miserables, Matilda, Mamma Mia and Company, including huge TV shows such as Doctor Who, Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. Here Campbell shares his experiences so far and what wig making entails with Mandy News.Read more
EXCLUSIVE: Interview with The Last Ship actor Troy Doherty
Troy Doherty is an accomplished actor, singer, songwriter and is recently known for appearing on the hit drama series The Last Ship, as well as Mike & Molly, Criminal Minds, Scorpion and the popular US show New Girl. Here Troy shares his journey from being a young singer in musical theatre to living his dream of becoming a TV and film actor with Mandy News.Read more
Step inside the creation of Abandoman's magical, musical, comedy tour 'Pirate Radio'
Abandoman (AKA Rob Broderick) is currently touring his show Pirate Radio across the UK. Described as "Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile" by Chortle, Abandoman's show combines comedy with hip hop in a unique and exciting way that has to be seen to be believed. Here Abandoman talks us through creating the show, what audiences can expect to see – and offer! – along with some advice to creatives wanting to find their own voice.Read more
Writing and performing comedy with touring comic and TV star Andy Hamilton
Andy Hamilton is a legendary, BAFTA-winning comedy writer and performer who has written for a string of iconic TV shows including Not the Nine O'Clock News, Drop the Dead Donkey (which he also created), Power Monkeys and hit BBC series Outnumbered. Currently on tour with his show An Evening with Andy Hamilton, here Andy tells Mandy News about the production, the challenges of writing comedy for TV and radio and what aspiring comedy writers can do to succeed.Read more