Sunday, April 28, 2013

Jenny and I had a great time at the Bradford International Film Festival last weekend.  We were there as part of the Film Makers Weekend - Jenny was chairing a discussion and I gave our inaugural workshop based on exercises from The Casting Handbook, ably helped by two 'live' actors - Louise and Frank - to demonstrate. 

It was incredibly enjoyable and the participants seem to find it very useful, interactive and practical. 

Many thanks to all who participated and here's to the next ones off the block - which will be at 'Surviving Actors' in Manchester and as part of the Equity Conference in the middle of May.

We are looking to share our workshops at more film festivals in the coming months - so keep an eye out and please get in touch if you are organising a festival.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Spotlight is on....Suzy!!!

Well her voice anyway...have a listen. She gives a great interview on a Spotlight podcast. Informative, interesting and a great trailer for The Casting Handbook!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Workshops and events coming up include:
20th April - Bradford International Film Festival.  Suzy will be leading a workshop based on the book using actors to demonstrate interview and directing styles and techniques.
19th May - Suzy is hoping to be holding a seminar at Surviving Actors in Manchester - more details to follow.
20th May - Suzy will be leading a 2 hour interactive workshop as part of the Equity conference in London.

A podcast has been recorded which will be out on the Spotlight website - exact date to follow.

There will be a Twitter competition launched by The Actors Guild coming up very shortly!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


A great evening launching/celebrating the publishing of The Casting Handbook...a good turnout for such a cold, cold night, lovely venue - thank you Actors' Centre- a great way to set the book off on its journey into the world.

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Casting Handbook at USITT

Seems our publishers took The Casting Handbook to the United States Institiute for Theatre Technology conference...USITT. Exciting to think it is out there!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

What do you do at a book launch?

Now that we have an exciting guest list for our launch, we are figuring out what to do on the night apart from cracking open the champagne. Hope to have the event filmed so we can share the excitement for  our contributors from the US and Canada who can't make it....

Friday, March 15, 2013


Gearing up for our launch party - great opportunity to thank all the people who have helped us....

Sunday, February 24, 2013

More copies arrived yesterday - liking it more and more.   Look out for it in bookshops - buy it (obviously!) - and let us know where you've spotted it...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hooray! We have received both hardback and paperback copies of our very own!  they look fantastic - Routledge have done us was a long hard haul, but can honestly say it was worth it to be holding the real thing in my hand. Very proud. Can't wait for people to read it and to get your feedback.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Jenny and I are both really looking forward to getting our hands on a physical copy of the book that has taken up so much of our lives over the past couple of years.  We know it's published, we're now finding out when we will receive our copies!  Watch this space for more news....

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Well, the day has arrived for the publication of our book - The Casting Handbook.  Keep an eye for the book in bookstores and we'll update on signings, talks, workshops over the coming months. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Casting Handbook will be published on 12th February 2013.  There will be various events and book signing events over the next few months - we will let you know when and where they are happening.  Please contact us if you are interested in organising an event. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

THE CASTING HANDBOOK is the first book exclusively devoted to the practice and craft of casting to be published in the UK. Due to be published on February 12th, watch this space for news of our personal appearances, workshops and book signings at film and theatre festivals and bookshops all over the UK in the coming year....