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The Business of The Acting Industry

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Are you getting seen for good quality auditions for paid acting work?
Are regularly meetings with the type of people who can move you forward in your career?
Are you happy with your agent?
Do you have an agent?
Are you getting PAID ACTING WORK?

If the answer to any of these questions is No; then you NEED The Business of the Acting Industry workshop.

This VERY HIGHLY PRAISED workshop (see feedback below) is designed to explore the business side of the acting profession.

Described as 'superb', 'prefect', 'excellent' and 'extremely helpful' - this session is just what you need to help you move forward to more PAID ACTING WORK.

If you are aspiring to be a professional actor knowing how to go out into the real world and find paid acting work is absolutely crucial. Understanding the business side of the acting industry is the key to success as an actor.

This workshop is a thorough and comprehensive analysis of all elements of the business side of the acting industry designed to give you a better understanding of WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT. This session will also provide you with key tips and strategies about how to get ahead in an increasingly competitive market. Key areas covered include:

Getting your name out there - processes and pitfalls CVs and Photos

Self promotion in a digital age & Audition Tapes

Networking and making connections - what to do and not to do

Using social media as a promotional package

Alternative approaches to getting paid work

THE GRID - a NO BULLSHIT guide to getting paid work

Getting an agent - how to navigate this tricky world

Managing your relationship with your representation

Approaching the casting director

Handling auditions

Knowing how to behave

Continuing professional development

Financial management

GAVIN MCALINDEN's productions have been Critic's Choice in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Financial Times, The Evening Standard and Time Out. He has been nominated for Cinnefoundation Prize, BBC Talent New Film-maker Award, Samuel Beckett Award for Excellence in Theatre and Off West-End Award for Best Ensemble Acting and Best Director.

Feedback from participants on the June Business workshop:
“ I thought it was really superb “
“ Extremely helpful. “
“ I found the small details very significant, the dos and don’t dos “
“ Great tips on how to find an agent “
“ Very straight talking. “
“ Very useful, essential advice “
“ Good advice about how to find opportunities “
“ I feel more confident now. Thank you!! “

Feedback from participants in September 2017 Workshop:
“Very good value. Gavin is very pleasant, informative and direct.”
“I found this session extremely informative and helpful. I have been given wonderful tools to help me on my way.”
“He provided an informative outline and answered every single question. He definitely made me think about the next level and how to get there. ”

Feedback November 2017:
“ Yesterday's event was superb and thoroughly enjoyable and informative.“
“ Very helpful and interesting! Lots of great tips about how the industry works and how to approach and network with people. “
“ The session was very insightful “
“ A fascinating insight into the industry. “
“ Exceeded the expectations. Lots of useful information about personal development that fires a passion for acting. “

January 2018:
“It was perfect!”
“It was particularly useful looking at approaching and engaging with agents and casting directors to get auditions and the job.”
“I thought it was excellent.”
“I very much enjoyed the session and found it very helpful”

March 2018:
“ I found the session extremely energising “
“ Thank you very much for the very informative session yesterday. “
“Very inspiring. “
“ I learned things that I had no idea about, so am really happy to have attended your workshop. “
“ Thank you for the lovely workshop today. “
“ Extremely useful “

Email booking:
actinggymnasium [at]