REPRESENTATION

Please read the information below if you would like to submit an application
  
We are currently interested in hearing from actors that fall into one or more of the following categories:


ACTOR-WRITERS
Please send your URL Spotlight CV, a brief cover letter with acting and writing highlights  AND either;
Two feature film treatments
Two TV series bibles/treatments
Two play synopses


ETHNICALLY DIVERSE ACTORS
Black, Asian, Subcontinental Asian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Native American and mixed ethnicities.
Please send your URL Spotlight CV, a brief cover letter detailing your ethnicity, any languages you fluently speak and career highlights.

If you do not fall into the above categories please feel free to invite us to a show you have in London with at least 2 weeks’ notice.

 Please read the FAQs below.
Please send your writing CV, a cover email and include either:

Two short feature film treatments (2-3 pages)
Two TV series bibles/treatments (5-12 pages)
Two play synopses (1 page)

For the purpose of the application please include your biog and contact information on each document. 

If what you send is of interest to us we will request the script.

You are welcome to send online links  (You Tube, Vimeo) to any short films, web series or features you have written.

We are not looking for romantic dramas, war films, adaptations, slasher films, sports, gang or biopic (unless it is your own life) scripts at this time.  

Please do not send anything by post or anything we need to download.

Please send to info(at)theavenueltm.co.uk for the attention of Sandra Thompson-Quartey.

We will confirm receipt of your script but we cannot provide feedback unless we request a script.

If you have not had confirmation of your script being received within a week please feel free to call to check we have it. 



  
 

Tips



  • Use colour headshots only and no more than 5
  • Don't use film/tv stills unless you want to highlight a high profile job or recognised actor you had a scene with. One is enough.
  • Label each clip on your showreel and ensure material is no older than five years old and is of good production quality (sound and light). 
  • Keep your showreel under 3 minutes and put your best work first.
  • If you are inviting us to a show please let us know the time it starts and the running time.
  • Make clear on your CV which roles were series regulars, recurring roles and lead roles.
  • Do not include extra work or non-speaking uncredited roles.
  • If you filmed a speaking role which did not make the final cut make clear it was an uncredited role.
  • -Include the theatre venue and production company for theatre credits.
  • If a play you have credited was a part of a new writing event, credit the event (you can still also credit the play) as well as the venue.


Tips



  • Make clear which scripts are in development and which scripts were produced.

  • In your cover letter let us know what genres you tend to write for and your artistic interests and style and tell us about any highlights.


ACTOR FAQS 1.

WRITER FAQS 1.

What types of writers do you represent?


We represent fiction screen and stage writers. 
Should I attach my headshot and CV?
Only if you are under 20 years and you are also not on Spotlight. 

ACTOR FAQS 2.

WRITER FAQS 2.

What is a film treatment or TV series bible?

A TV series bible will include the title, a logline a 20-35 word logline, the genre and tone, an introduction to the world and premise, a description of your main characters, a series guide (summary of each episode for the first series) and a brief outline of the story arc for series 2 and 3.

A film treatment will include all of the above but instead of a series guide include a synopsis detailing Act 1, 2 and 3.


 
Can I still apply if I'm not a Spotlight Member?

Only if you are 16-19 years old and you are available for auditions and work and you have an advanced skill such as dance, singing, instruments, sports, languages and have some form of acting training and/or experience, in which case please send a CV and a headshot.

WRITER FAQS 3.

ACTOR FAQS 3.

What should I include in my email cover letter?

Any sellable skills you have,  any career highlights and experience and your native accent.

If you are also a writer please highlight what experience you have as a writer including training, competitions, showings of work, awards if you are in the early stage of your writing career.
I don't have any writing experience but I am passionate can I still send a script?

Apart from being passionate, for use to represent you, you need to be serious about writing as a career. If it is more of a hobby keep writing for fun, if you are serious about being a writer, hone your craft, get involved in writing opportunities, learn about the business and build a catalogue of spec scripts that an agent can try and get made.  Once you have done that we would be happy for you to apply for representation.