Whether you're an experienced performer, or just starting out in the industry, make Contacts your career bible. Known as the essential handbook for the entertainment industry, Contacts contains over 5000 listings for companies, services and individuals across all branches of television, stage, film and radio. Information is updated annually to bring you the most accurate information available. So whether you are looking for a casting director or an agent, a photographer or a drama school, a rehearsal room or a casting suite, Contacts is the place to look. Contacts also features pages of useful advice and valuable industry insights, both from Spotlight experts and key industry figures.
Guest experts appearing in Contacts 2011 include: * Actor Hugh Bonneville, who describes the trials and tribulations of a new actor breaking into the entertainment industry; * Dolina Logan from Lovett Logan Associates, who offers advice on researching and approaching a new agent; * The Casting Directors Guild, who explain the workings of the casting industry and provide audition and CV tips; * Spotlight Prize Winner Andrew Gower and Highly Commended runner-up Vivienne Bell, recent graduates of CDS member schools, who share their thoughts on how their drama training has benefited their careers; * SonicPond, voicereel, showreel and website production studio, who provide guidance on choosing the right company to create your promotional material and on what makes a great voicereel and showreel; * Di Speirs, BBC Radio's Editor of Readings, who encourages performers to consider the world of radio; * Equity, the UK entertainment industry's trade union, who outline the benefits of joining a performers' union