Trinity Arts Agency
Trinity Theatre Arts allows children the opportunity to secure professional work through our agency. You may reach our agent Leigh McDonald through the mobile number 07450 033628 or email [email protected].
Spotlight is an online vehicle that provides castings. It's the best casting provider in the country. Not local castings, juicy ones! All actors, famous and non-famous, who want the chance to get castings, are in Spotlight. It is both for the young and the old.
Say Doctor Who wants a new young person for their next series. They write up a description of what they need, and then send it to Spotlight. Spotlight then sends the description out to all the agents in the country who sign up to receive Spotlight castings for their clients.
These are opportunities to be seen for roles in plays, TV programmes, films, short films, musicals, voice overs, corporate videos and more.
Parents of Young People in Spotlight
As parents of the children who sign up to be a member of Spotlight, it's helpful to know how it all works and how you yourselves play a part in the process. If your child gets a casting, you'll be contacted with all the details.
Nine times out of ten, the audition will be held in central London. Castings are rare, so unless it's totally impossible to arrange to take your child, it's very important they go. A wee word of warning—the audition could be the next day, so if you're not able to take your child, let us know and one of our licensed chaperones may be able to help.
Sometimes you may be asked to do a 'self-tape' at home instead of going to an audition. A self-tape workshop will be held so you understand how to do one; they're fun to do!
After the casting, although hard, your child needs to get used to the possibility of not getting the job. If they hear back, great! However, they must prepare for hearing nothing. Just got to roll your sleeves up and wait for the next casting.
If they come back to us about a recall or with an offer, then you'll hear within a week to ten days (this can vary). If they get the job, schools are usually very supportive if any time off is needed.
Everything is done according to the law set by the National Network for Children in Employment and Entertainment. Depending on the job, either you will be asked or a licensed chaperone will be hired to look after your child whilst on set or at the theatre.
Sometimes there will be paid work and sometimes it will be compensation for expenses and food/drinks only. If it is a paid job, we invoice the company for the money upon completion and then pay you. By law, we must pay the child, not the parent, so your child will have to have a bank account.
As a member of Spotlight, you will have a 'live' profile on www.spotlight.com. Once the professional photos have been taken, they are uploaded by your agent (Leigh McDonald) onto your profile, along with any credits/skills you have. It doesn't matter if you have nothing to add—we all have to start somewhere.
to the casting at least 15 minutes early. Do the best you can in the
casting, and take any direction you're given—they need to know they
can work with you. They want you to be right for the job so don't
apologise for yourself. You have a right to be there!
All castings are an investment. You may not be right for one, but they may get you back for another. It's NEVER a waste of time going.