There really is no business quite like Show Business. In each episode of this series we explore an aspect of the industry from the perspective of pre-professional or newly-professional actors. I'll interview industry professionals, asking them all the burning questions you might have about breaking into this business we call Show.
There's No Business Like Show Business is hosted by actor and teacher Isla Lindsay. www.islalindsay.com/acting
Navigating the Industry without training
In this episode of There's No Business Like Show Business I talk to Jamie Tyler about his journey from cruise ship to the RSC - without any formal drama school training. We discuss the hurdles he encountered and Jamie gives us his advice on overcoming them. As ever, I ask the questions you're burning to know about breaking into this business we call Show. The current costs of accredited drama school training mean it is out of reach for many, listen in for suggestions on alternative avenues available to pre-professional and newly-professional actors. A must listen!
Getting Into The Room
In episode two of There's No Business Like Show Business, I speak with casting director Amy Alice Thomas and director/producer Faye Merralls about what it's like 'in the room'. We talk about the casting process, what it looks and feels like for new actors, as well as what the director and casting director are looking for from you. A Must Listen for actors new to the industry as well as for seasoned professionals who haven't spent much (or any) time on the other side of the table!
Life as a Jobbing Actor
In this, the first episode of There's No Business Like Show Business, I speak with Madam Secretary regular Christopher O'Shea and actor/headshot photographer Stephanie Claire about breaking into the industry: the ups and downs, the dos and don'ts. This is a frank discussion about what life as a working actor really involves.