I am delighted to announce that Brill Talent Agency has now collaborated with North London Street Dance and Performing Arts charity, Streetz Ahead Performing Arts School.
Streetz Ahead offer training and development opportunities in street dance, drama, music, fitness and dance therapy alongside backstage skills to over 450 young people. Their passionate teachers have a commitment to encouraging the talents of young people and are dedicated to empowering and equipping them with invaluable skills that only the arts can give.
Their charity status means that through funding and sponsorship they are able to offer an enriching experience at affordable rates and for those who need them, we have scholarships available. Valuing the needs of the individual means that we also offer extended classes for the gifted and talented and smaller groups for those who need more attention.
For more information, please visit their website, www.streetzahead.org.
Streetz Ahead Students:
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Students will be contacted individually if they are suitable and invited to apply for the 1st Round.
In order to apply for our agency we would need you to send a clear head and shoulders photo of your child. We would also need a self-tape of your child introducing themselves; stating their name, age, height and a bit about themselves (what they do at Streetz Ahead, and/or any other hobbies, interests or interesting facts about themselves).
Commission is charged at 20% on any paid work you receive. Your child would need to have a professional headshot, if you do not have one we can organise one to be taken for you at a cost of £85. We also ask that you child to joins spotlight (see below).
We only represent clients who have an active Spotlight membership. Spotlight is the premier casting platform and offers young performers many benefits:
Spotlight profile offering a chance to showcase your skills, credits, photos and showreels to casting professionals
Agents receive job information (breakdowns) via Spotlight and can submit young performers for roles for their projects in film, television, stage and commercials
Discounts: exclusive savings from high street retailers and on family days out
Access to a continued free development programme, ranging from events, practical skill workshops, one-to-ones for parents and young performers and opportunities to meet industry professionals
Contacts: everything you need to know about a career in entertainment. Check the comprehensive listings for people and services that you need
The current cost to join Spotlight as a Young Performer is £106 per year, which can be paid by monthly direct debit at around £10 a month after the first year.
If you were happy with the above costs we would and were successful if the 1st Round, we would then ask you to send in the below self tapes:
1. For Musical Theatre – We would like a self-tape of the applicant Singing, Dancing, and Introduction stating their name, age, height and a bit about themselves (what they do at Streetz Ahead, and/or any other hobbies, interests or interesting facts about themselves).
2. For Film/Television: – We would ask that clients are able to perform to camera. They would need to produce at least 1 tape of a monologue for screen. So, subtle but visible emotions facially. We want to be able to feel what the character is feeling and really be able to connect with that character. It is difficult as most people think that performances need to be big and bold just because they are acting but for television it’s all about making your performance believable. Children find this especially difficult and either perform big and bold or so subtle that there is no emotion and it is almost like they are reading the script. It’s a difficult one but some people have a natural ability to play to camera and other need some guidance and be taught.
Monologue Suggestions: A good monologue for early-mid teens is Treat Me Nice which has a range of emotions to explore and play with in it (sadness, anger, light hearted at the end) but applicants can search for their own either on www.monologueblogger.com or just by searching “monologues with emotion for young teens” or similar.
Please film on a smart phone or tablet in LANDSCAPE format and against a PLAIN BACKGROUND with the applicant in the centre of the frame – head and shoulders. Please consider the lighting (natural lighting, facing a window is best) and perform for screen and not theatre (very naturalistic looking slightly away from the camera not directly into it and with a low vocal volume).
Where to send your files to:
Please make sure you have labelled all files with your Full Name and Age and send to me via www.wetransfer.com (just follow the instructions they are very simple). The questionnaire and agreement is also available to download and view below.