Intake, and photo/ showreel shoot, on Saturday May 23rd.
(Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/371166579743622/)
This finally formalises our careers service, which has run for 10 years. Our careers section started by accident, soon after we started SDP in 2005, we started being contacted for actors for all sorts of film, theatre and other performance work. Now we are getting around to making it a formal thing, and opening it up to more people than just our members. The feedback has been amazing, and there are companies which exclusively use our actors.
This is open (on this first session) strictly to our film and theatre cast members with zero "no-shows-without-communication" at our rehearsals, stage shows and film shoots, and to people with a proven track record as reliable performers (amateur or professional named credits) with a professional attitude of attendance, effort and excellent on-set behaviour, with known local casting directors. (please note that we may follow up references)
We will have other intakes, but this is the first. If you do not have acting experience, please contact us as although we cannot immediately represent you, we may be able to assist in helping you get experience and credits, to then become represented.
At this intake, it will last all day. We will only represent people who have good headshot and full-length photos, plus a showreel. We will be working on your showreel and photos, at the intake. If you already have these, that is great, but please be aware that we cannot accept "selfies" or "phone pictures".
We will be working on a location in Brixham or Paignton.,
Must be experienced performers with at least one named, speaking, theatre or film role in the past 2 years. (High-quality amateur/ student or professional credits equally welcome)
- Professional photographs, showreels, and acting/ performer related references, will be required. We can supply showreels and photographs if required.
- No fee to join, or to have required photos / showreel supplied (if needed).
- Small 15% fee from any paid work that we find for you. (Completely fee-free for anyone who has performed with us in one of our internal stage shows / films in the past 12 months). Any profits made go into our local productions and opportunities for local performers.
- Non-exclusive contracts. (you are free to sign with other agencies if you wish)
- Opportunities to join in projects, workshops, photoshoots etc, to build portfolios.
- Please be aware that we are selective with those accepted, in order to provide the best possible service to other production companies.
- No guarantee of work is made or implied, simply that we will do our best to represent you, and that this formalises & expands a casting service which we have successfully run for several years for our members only.
- Please note that we will not represent people who have no-showed to any project of which we are aware. If you no-show while signed with us, you may be required to cover any costs incurred or wasted by your not-turning-up.
- Contracts will need to be signed by the agency and yourself.
(Photoshoot: May 30th, Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/444362252405720/
In aid of the Feline Network, a cat rescue charity based in Paignton. http://www.feline-network.co.uk/
PRODUCING AN EBOOK (AND POSSIBLY IN PRINT) FUNDRAISING FOR THE FELINE NETWORK CHARITY.
This children's picture book will tell the story of Ozzy, the Feline Networks mascot cat, how he was abandoned by a family moving away, and then lived wild, before being rescued by the Feline Network and getting a home with a new family, showing, in a child friendly way, what happens when a pet is abandoned, and how it is rehomed safely .
Photos will be on locations around the bay, and will constitute the majority of the book, with small amounts of simple text.
We need people to play both families, plus the people, nice and not nice, that Ozzy encounters in his adventures. Priority to South Devon Players Film & Theatre Company members, and those in our casting agency, but we will need quite a few people for all Ozzy's encounters.
These ebooks will then be sold for small amounts online to fundraise for the Feline Network, a cat rescue charity and rehoming service based in Paignton. There is also a chance that these books will go to print but that is yet to be decided.
Children under 16 at this photoshoot will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.