PREVIEW: TV Takes More Than Talent - With 'Coronation Street' Director Mickey Jones!
Mar 08, 2020
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If you've ever met, or interacted online with serial drama director Mickey Jones, you'll know what a character this guy is!
With a MASSIVE heart and a passion for discovering new acting talent, to give TV opportunities to, Mickey is one of the real good guys in the industry!
Fresh off the cobbles at Coronation Street, he popped round to record an awesome, new Act On This podcast!
During our chat, we discuss:
- A brief overview of how Mickey went from acting to directing.
- His current work, directing 'Coronation Street', and the roles he's been casting.
- How he runs his castings for serial drama.
- The ONE thing he needs to see from actors coming in for day-player roles!
- Why he's often NOT interested in acting talent in auditions.
- Where actors should go to network and find their own opportunities.
- Workshops and whether they are worth taking part in.
- Continuity and why it's as important as learning your lines.
- The differences between single-camera and multi-cam direction.
- The 'Brookside Blow' and what the heck it is? :)
- The responsibility of serial drama to educate the nation on hot topics.
- Accepting who you are and asking for help in auditions and on set.
- Learning lines as fast and efficiently as possible.
- Mickey's TOP life lessons.
And MUCH MUCH more!
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