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IN THE ROOM

IN THE ROOM

By ITR
Actors Matthew Philip Harris and Christian Lee Smith, want to try and answer the question “how do I get in the room?”

While it’s a multifaceted question they believe every creative can find their answer. They hope to do this for themselves and their audience.

Their podcast series ‘The INTERVIEWS’ and ‘The ESSENTIALS’ are packed with useful, applicable advice through targeted but entertaining discussions with top industry professionals.
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The ESSENTIALS: Agents with DCH Managment
DCH Management are a London based boutique agency specialising in film, tv, commercial and theatre for UK & international clients. We spoke to founder and soul agent Darren Chadwick-Hussein.
01:10:08
July 15, 2021
The INTERVIEWS: Maven Casting & Associates
Maven Casting & Associates is a proud champion of emerging and diverse talent. Founder Emma Norman is also an actor. Performing in cruising, cabaret, national and international theatre. Emma found her feet in casting whilst looking after various in-house projects for companies such as Live Nation.  She now casts for a huge range of projects from musical theatre to tv and everything inbetween.
57:17
July 8, 2021
The ESSENTIALS: Taxes with Tax for Actors
Tax for actors is a boutique accounting practice, supporting individuals and businesses within the performing arts. Founded in 2011 by our guest Owen Woodgate. TFA work with clients at every stage of their career, offering a straight forward, jargon free service. They have also recently released an app for their clients. 
01:11:26
July 1, 2021
The ESSENTIALS: The Edinburgh Fringe with Glenn Chandler
Glenn Chandler is an award winning playwright, author and director. His best known work being the tv show Taggart running from 1985 to 2010. Since then he has focused more on theatre. His company Boys of the Empire bring a show annually to The Fringe, often transferring back to London at Above The Stag Theatre.
35:03
June 25, 2021
The ESSENTIALS: Agents for young actors with Bonnie and Betty
Bonnie and Betty are one of the leading child agencies in the business. Set up in 2009 by Bonnie, the agency enjoys working with all parents and clients on a personal and approachable level, ensuring consistent and positive feedback. Bonnie and Betty’s outlook creates a close knit, friendly feel to the agency.
57:55
June 10, 2021
The ESSENTIALS: Voiceover Agents with Harvey Voices
Harvey voices are an industry leading voiceover agency.  Agency director Emma set up Harvey Voices in 2006 with the goal to provide talented actors a good ‘home’ to allow their voiceover career to flourish while providing a friendly, efficient service to their clients.
38:19
June 3, 2021
The INTERVIEWS: Louise Jameson
Louise Jameson is a classically trained actor who’s first love is the stage. With credits ranging from the West End to The RSC. Currently starring in The Mousetrap at the St.Martins Theatre. Best known for her roles in shows such as Dr Who and Eastenders. Louise is also a writer and director for audio & the stage
58:36
May 26, 2021
The ESSENTIALS: Producers with James Quaife
James Quaife is a top UK producer. Owner of James Quaife Productions, founded in 2009 and cofounder of New Frame productions, formed in 2020. James has produced work both in the West End and around the UK. He is passionate about nurturing and developing new and innovative work for the stage. As well as producing the highest quality of theatre and live entertainment possible.
48:22
May 20, 2021
The INTERVIEWS: Eve Leigh
Eve Leigh is an award-winning, internationally recognised writer. Working between theatre, screen, games, installation, and digital art. Eve's work has been put on at theatres such as The Royal Court, Bush Theatre and is currently working on commissions for The RSC, The National and more.
49:27
May 15, 2021
The ESSENTIALS: Intimacy Coordination with Megan Jarvie
Megan Jarvie is an actor and intimacy coordinator based in London. Megan has worked as an intimacy coordinator in productions such as Dogfight at the Southwark Playhouse.
42:16
May 8, 2021
The INTERVIEWS: Islam Bouakkaz
Islam Bouakkaz is an actor best known for his leading role as Arman in Netflix series 'The letter for the king' Islam provides us with an in depth look into his process & the incredible journey he has been on to get to where he is today.
46:39
May 1, 2021
The ESSENTIALS: Drama School with Arts Ed
Chris Hocking is the principal of the Arts Educational Schools London.  Following a successful career in performing & choreography, he turned to education, working at top drama schools before coming to Arts Ed and being made principal in 2017. Arts Ed continues to deliver the highest level of training and leads by example with innovation and diversity.
43:17
April 17, 2021
The INTERVIEWS: Anthony Meindl
Anthony Meindl is an award-winning director, writer, actor, acting coach, entrepreneur, author and inspirational speaker. No really, all of them! As an acting teacher, he’s known for revolutionizing a more modern understanding of acting training. He founded Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop in 1998 and has schools in Los Angeles and locations in 9 other cities around the world.
45:30
April 11, 2021
The COLLAB: Shakepod
Kodi Jackman & Alexandra Wright are two actors based in LA, who are passionate about & have a great understanding of Shakespeare. They run Shakepod, a podcast focussed on breaking down Shakespeares characters, with brilliant guest actors. The discussion focussed on their careers, relationship with Shakespeare, aswell as working on classical text.
57:35
April 3, 2021
The ESSENTIALS: Casting Directors with Sydney Aldridge
Sydney Aldridge has been working as a casting director since 2015. She has worked with casting directors such as Sasha Robertson and Rose Wicksteed. As well as going freelance under the name Sydney Aldridge casting. Sydney has recently been accepted as a member of the Casting Directors Guild.
01:22:06
March 20, 2021
The INTERVIEWS: Dan Pringle
Dan Pringle is an award winning film director, writer and producer. He has won awards for his feature films and worked with named talent such as Andrew Scott. He has recently established a new production company called Motum film.
33:44
March 13, 2021
The ESSENTIALS: Headshots with Nicholas Dawkes
Nicholas Dawkes is one of London’s leading headshot photographers, and has specialised in shooting head shots for the last 15 years. He is current chairman of the Association of professional headshot photographers (APHP), and a strong voice within the industry, carrying a wealth of knowledge, working with the U.K.’s top actors and agents. Shooting from his studio based in West London, he captures a range of head shot styles in both natural and studio light, tailored to the needs of his clients, and focuses on bringing out their true personality, and honestly representing their casting in their headshots.
47:03
February 27, 2021
The INTERVIEWS: Matthew Parker
Matthew Parker is an award winning theatre director, actor and the former Artistic Director of The Hope Theatre where he won the OFFIE award for 'best artistic director'. He has a passion for bringing his vivid visual imagination and physical approach to his storytelling and relishes a collaborative process.
01:00:47
February 20, 2021
The INTERVIEWS: Union Management
Union Management is an agency founded in 2015. They provide their actors with a bespoke client to client approach. They encourage their 'partners' to treat themselves like a business and have strong industry links with America. We spoke to head agent Danny Steele who is also an actor. The INTERVIEWS: Industry professionals talk to us about their career and what we can learn from it to get and stay In The Room.
48:31
February 6, 2021
The ESSENTIALS: Voicereels with Reel Recordings
Fran Chance is the founder of Reel Recordings, a bespoke commercial voiceover reel production service. Fran worked as a voiceover agent for top agencies such as Excellent talent, Sue Terry voices and Shepherd management. An outstanding voicereel is vital to finding representation and VO work. An often misunderstood medium, it was great to talk and get advice from one of the very best in the Voiceover industry.
43:13
January 30, 2021
The INTERVIEWS: Nigel Fairs
Nigel Fairs is an actor and writer based in Brighton. He has worked on television, theatre, radio and film, performing everywhere from the West End and National Theatre to HM Prison Holloway! As a writer he has had a large number of plays and seven musicals produced. He has also written over a hundred murder mystery scripts, which are performed throughout the world. An audio drama series based on these was produced for Big Finish called ‘Shilling and Sixpence Investigate’, starring Celia Imrie and David Warner. A hugely talented creative and a genuinely kind human being we were thrilled to talk to him. The INTERVIEWS: Industry Professionals talk to us about their career and what we can learn from it to get and stay In The Room.
49:35
January 16, 2021
The ESSENTIALS: Showreels with Daniel Johnson Films
Showreels are the definition of an ‘ESSENTIAL’. Without one it’s almost impossible for an actor to get work on screen. Daniel Johnson is a film director and writer from London. Passionate about writing led film projects, he makes his own work, corporate films and also produces professional showreels for actors under his business Daniel Johnson Films. We’d like to thank Dan for his time, knowledge and patience as he was our every first recording!
51:52
January 9, 2021
The ESSENTIALS: Self tapes with Will Austin - Self-Tape UK
Will Austin is the owner of Self-Tape UK a bespoke self tape and showreel production company based in London. Will is also an actor with credits in shows like Doctor Who and The Windsors.
01:01:07
December 31, 2020