PREVIEW: Landing Your First TV Role - With 'Coronation Street' & 'Emmerdale' Director Debbie Howard!

directors Jun 30, 2023

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Debbie Howard was a TV actor for 25 years, before she moved into directing - so she knows what it's like to be on BOTH sides of the camera.

She's recently directed over 50 episodes of BBC's Doctors, multiple blocks of Emmerdale and is right now directing Coronation Street - ALWAYS on the lookout for NEW acting talent!

In this 2 HOUR member-only mastermind, Debbie explains EXACTLY how to get on her casting radar for these shows, shares what she needs to see from you in the audition room to give you the job, dives into why she LOVES giving actors their first TV credit - and members of Act On This jump on camera for some 1-2-1 coaching too!

During the broadcast, we discuss:

  • Debbie's route into the industry - and her move from actor to director.
  • Why Debbie set up her own production company, 'Big Buddha Films'.
  • Her experience directing 'Doctors', 'Coronation Street' and 'Emmerdale'.
  • The BEST way to get on Debbie's casting radar.
  • Using Twitter and email the RIGHT WAY.
  • What kind of footage Debbie likes to receive from actors.
  • How Debbie introduces new actors to the casting teams at ITV and the BBC.
  • Casting from self-tapes and what Debbie looks out for.
  • In-person castings and how to win the job.
  • Working with Debbie on-set and how she gets the best from her actors.
  • Dealing with nerves.
  • Roles for older actors - and why so many people give up.
  • Asking for help on-set - and not being scared to use your voice.
  • Drama school - and whether it's worth it?
  • Where to find Debbie's email address.
  • The ONE thing Debbie wants EVERY actor to know.
  • And MUCH MUCH more!

If you want to work on 'Corrie' and 'Emmerdale'...

Hit 'play' NOW!


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