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Manchester Actors' Platform

Manchester Actors' Platform MAP, was created in 2015 by actor/acting coach Simon Naylor to benefit actors, providing services required at an affordable price. The Manchester Actors’ Platform, MAP, was created in 2015 by actor/acting coach Simon Naylor.

Designed to benefit adult actors, its focus lies primarily on providing services required at an affordable cost. In a world saturated with practitioners,
self-help specialists, show-reel producers, headshot photographers and more, MAP hopes to bridge the gap between the affordable and the achievable. Simon’s background as an actor means that he has, and still is, experiencing just how tough the in

Designed to benefit adult actors, its focus lies primarily on providing services required at an affordable cost. In a world saturated with practitioners,
self-help specialists, show-reel producers, headshot photographers and more, MAP hopes to bridge the gap between the affordable and the achievable. Simon’s background as an actor means that he has, and still is, experiencing just how tough the in

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Ignite Insights Insert | Simon Naylor | Acting Coach
14/02/2022
Ignite Insights Insert | Simon Naylor | Acting Coach

Ignite Insights Insert | Simon Naylor | Acting Coach

Ignite Films Presents #IgniteInsights - A series showcasing professionals throughout the industry, with questions from you. An educational tool for creatives...

Pianoke! | 53two Theatre and Arts Charity
10/02/2022
Pianoke! | 53two Theatre and Arts Charity

Pianoke! | 53two Theatre and Arts Charity

We're putting our baby-grand to good use with incredible pianist Richard Littlewood at the helm, playing your requests for YOU to sing along to. Hosted this month by special guest MC Beth Lily-Banks who will get your pipes warmed up and get you in the Christmas spirit, it's set to be a fun-packed ev...

Ignite Insights Insert | Simon Naylor | Acting Coach
08/02/2022
Ignite Insights Insert | Simon Naylor | Acting Coach

Ignite Insights Insert | Simon Naylor | Acting Coach

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31/01/2022

Photos from Manchester Actors' Platform's post

Next weekend sees the return of our #Weekend #SceneStudy #workshop with Simon Naylor. Working for two days it’s a chance...
29/01/2022

Next weekend sees the return of our #Weekend #SceneStudy #workshop with Simon Naylor. Working for two days it’s a chance to hone your process, re-ignite your passion or learn something new.

Open to all. Read more/sign up…

➡️ https://www.maplatform.co.uk/an-actors-process ❤️🐝 #Manchester #Mcr

New classes coming your way! Get signed up & get your 2022 flying… www.maplatform.co.uk ❤️🐝
27/01/2022

New classes coming your way! Get signed up & get your 2022 flying…

www.maplatform.co.uk ❤️🐝

20/01/2022

🚨 Casting 🚨

➡️ Please note this is a casting outside of MAP/53two. All the information we have is below. Typing ‘Interested’ or ‘emailed’ below will not increase your chances of being seen.

Looking for SA’s on W/B 10th Feb - possibility of being cast on any day and all days in Greater manchester for full day.

Age 40+

Particularly interested in applicants from a diverse background.

£200 per day (buyout) for background in Pub Chain advertising materials.

Please apply with headshot and links to [email protected]

Ignite Insights | Simon Naylor | Actor, Coach & Creator
22/12/2021
Ignite Insights | Simon Naylor | Actor, Coach & Creator

Ignite Insights | Simon Naylor | Actor, Coach & Creator

Ignite Films Presents #IgniteInsights - A series showcasing professionals throughout the industry, with questions from you. An educational tool for creatives...

13/12/2021
13/12/2021

The #MAP48_6 #PeoplesChoice Award Results will be announce LIVE on our #page at 7:15 pm! Tune in & get the lowdown on what has been a stunning return for #MAP48! See you there!!! #Manchester #Actors #Writers #Directors

Animikii Theatrehttps://www.animikiitheatre.com/workshops-coursesEmail: animikiitheatre@gmail.comShort Text Field: Back ...
29/10/2021
WORKSHOPS & COURSES — Animikii Theatre

Animikii Theatre
https://www.animikiitheatre.com/workshops-courses
Email: [email protected]
Short Text Field: Back to the Body Workshop | Northern Theatre Laboratory | 25th Nov

Back to the Body Workshop @ The Lowry

Animikii Theatre’s ‘Back to the Body’ workshop is open to artists of all levels, from beginners to the experienced professional. Whether you are looking to maintain your skills, re-discover some or simply be in a room with other artists to connect, this is for you!

Over the three hours participants will be led through imaginative and physical exercises designed to awaken and sharpen the artist’s toolkit. We offer a safe environment to EXPRESS, and EXPLORE the actor's craft through individual and ensemble laboratory theatre practices.

Concessions available for Students, Parents/Carers and who are from a low-socio-economic background.

A range of workshops and courses working in laboratory theatre practice across the UK and online. Our latest workshop series is the Back to the Body workshops available in Manchester, London and Online.

Back to the Body Workshop @ The Lowry25th NovAnimikii Theatrehttps://www.animikiitheatre.com/workshops-coursesEmail: ani...
29/10/2021
WORKSHOPS & COURSES — Animikii Theatre

Back to the Body Workshop @ The Lowry

25th Nov
Animikii Theatre
https://www.animikiitheatre.com/workshops-courses
Email: [email protected]
Back to the Body Workshop | Northern Theatre Laboratory

Animikii Theatre’s ‘Back to the Body’ workshop is open to artists of all levels, from beginners to the experienced professional. Whether you are looking to maintain your skills, re-discover some or simply be in a room with other artists to connect, this is for you!

Over the three hours participants will be led through imaginative and physical exercises designed to awaken and sharpen the artist’s toolkit. We offer a safe environment to EXPRESS, and EXPLORE the actor's craft through individual and ensemble laboratory theatre practices.

Concessions available for Students, Parents/Carers and who are from a low-socio-economic background.

A range of workshops and courses working in laboratory theatre practice across the UK and online. Our latest workshop series is the Back to the Body workshops available in Manchester, London and Online.

🚨🚨🚨🚨NEW COURSE🚨🚨🚨🚨We’ve teamed up with the brilliant Kaitlin Howard to bring you a weekend course AND exam in Unarmed #S...
20/10/2021
STAGE COMBAT | MAPlatform

🚨🚨🚨🚨NEW COURSE🚨🚨🚨🚨

We’ve teamed up with the brilliant Kaitlin Howard to bring you a weekend course AND exam in Unarmed #StageCombat. Get your punches perfected & stomps superb in these intensive two days!

BOOK ▶️ maplatform.co.uk/stage-combat

#Manchester #Actors #Acting

A weekend Stage Combat course and examination in Basic Unarmed Stge Combat, Manchester.

13/10/2021

It’s time…

22/09/2021

🚨CASTING 🚨

This casting is outside of MAP & all the information we have is on this post. Please contact Mara Anca for any details.

Posting ‘interested’ under this post will not help. ❤️🐝

JOB OPP!
09/09/2021
Vacancies | Alternate Experiences

JOB OPP!

We’re looking to bring some new Games Hosts on board to deliver our games! Do you have performance and theatrical talent? Are you comfortable acting and performing in front of crowds, both virtually and in person?

10/08/2021

Exciting opp below….

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🚨CASTING - PAID OPP🚨Please note, this is not a MAP breakdown and we have no affiliation with the casting company. All th...
17/06/2021

🚨CASTING - PAID OPP🚨

Please note, this is not a MAP breakdown and we have no affiliation with the casting company. All the information you now have, is what we have!

Typing ‘interested’ won’t help you… 😉

A lovely scene shot with our dear friends Daniel Brennan & Stacey Harcourt ❤️🐝
01/04/2021
Step Dad

A lovely scene shot with our dear friends Daniel Brennan & Stacey Harcourt ❤️🐝

A showreel scene shot for Daniel Brennan and Stacey Harcourt.

17/02/2021

🚨CASTING; NO PAY🚨

➡️ COVID SAFE ⬅️

❤️PLEASE NOTE; the below casting is not from MAP. We are sharing it for a colleague. Thus, we have no more details or ability to answer any questions. Please email as below.❤️

Roles;

Terry
Age: 30-40s
S*x: Male
Race: Any
Build: Non-specific
Character type: Working class, weathered/characterful face (think Peter Capaldi). Selfish cynical and calculating. A criminal working at an above average level.

Scott
Age: 30-40s
S*x: Male
Race: White
Build: non-specific but not athletic
Character type: Working class everyman, can be somewhat dosey and naïve. Unsophisticated and lives a simple life.

Looking for character actors who are able to insert some obscurities into their characters, the likes of Richard E. Grant and Toby Jones.

There’s so often a case where we see northern characters in the ‘Northern monkey’ stereotype. And while I appreciate stereotypes exist for a reason, and they are recognisable. I want the characters in this to be more than just a caricature.

Filming: Crew and location is sorted, so it’s down to actor availability. Ideally sooner rather than later while pubs are still closed. If we say before the end of the first week of March as an approximate date.

Usage:
First and foremost it’s a reason to make something, me and the crew have been sat inside for the best part of a year and not been able to flex any creative muscles. I’ve not directed anything since Jan 2020 so I’m craving being back on set the same way I imagine many performers are craving being back on stage or Infront of the camera.

If you’re interested, please mail Sean Lyons with CV, Headshot, Showreel, appropriate links to; [email protected]

Mark Russell was there for us at the start of our journey in a cold studio in Withington & took every step with us on ou...
12/02/2021

Mark Russell was there for us at the start of our journey in a cold studio in Withington & took every step with us on our journey. His smile, warmth & impossibly giving nature was simply beautiful-as were his photographs. Sleep well & shine bright ❤️🐝#ThankYouMark

We had a ball shooting with the ace Elizabeth Drake this morning! Such a trooper braving the bitter cold to snap some ac...
11/02/2021

We had a ball shooting with the ace Elizabeth Drake this morning! Such a trooper braving the bitter cold to snap some ace headshots to update her portfolio. Here’s a sneak preview! #Manchester #Actor #MCR #Acting ❤️🐝

Key to the Unknown
16/01/2021
Key to the Unknown

Key to the Unknown

Team Name: WinterberryCast: ZoeyGwyneth RhianwenMumAngela Evans Crew/Creatives: Written and Directed by Jack BerryEdited by Jack Berry & Gwyneth RhianwenCin...

It’s time to get your SHORTS on...! We’re giving you the power once again! #ThePeoplesChoice is back. Watch all 32 short...
16/01/2021

It’s time to get your SHORTS on...! We’re giving you the power once again! #ThePeoplesChoice is back. Watch all 32 shorts from noon & cast your vote for the best film in #MAP21! They deserve your eyes; grab a brew, settle down & start your very own #FilmFest! ➡️maplatform.co.uk/peopleschoice ❤️🐝

#Showreel Shooting is back! A three week #course to fine-tune those skills you need for ANY #filming job! Learn the ling...
02/01/2021

#Showreel Shooting is back! A three week #course to fine-tune those skills you need for ANY #filming job! Learn the lingo, know your s**t & make sure you turn up on the day confident & good to go! 🚨15% #DISCOUNT WITH THIS COURSE ON MAP REELS🚨Read more➡️https://www.maplatform.co.uk/showreel-ready

30/12/2020

Stop waiting, start creating.

Make 2021 the year you get your #Showreel up to scratch. It doesn’t have to cost the world. MAP are affordable & professional. ❤️🐝

Check out our different packages at maplatform.co.uk/showreels

#Acting #Actors #Manchester #MCR #Film #Reels

28/12/2020
Next Time: Episode 1| BBC Casualty

Check this out! Directed by legendary Director & #MAP21 Judge, Steve Hughes.

Our Best Director gets a 1-1 to with Steve to chat all things career & directing for sceeen! ❤️🐝

🚨ENTRIES CLOSE 25th DEC! 🚨You’re running out of time to get involved in #MAP21! Who wouldn’t want to bag one of these in...
22/12/2020

🚨ENTRIES CLOSE 25th DEC! 🚨

You’re running out of time to get involved in #MAP21! Who wouldn’t want to bag one of these incredible prizes! Got a camera on your phone? Then you’ve got all you need to enter-by yourself or as a team!

Read more & enter; maplatform.co.uk/map21 ❤️🐝

Introducing our next #MAP21 judge, incredible Nina Toussaint-White! Ace actor Nina recently appeared in ITV’s epic drama...
20/12/2020

Introducing our next #MAP21 judge, incredible Nina Toussaint-White!

Ace actor Nina recently appeared in ITV’s epic drama ‘The Sister’ & is now giving a little of her time to Judge Best Actor & vote on Best Film in the #MAP21 Short Film Comp & Festival! ❤️🐝

FIND OUT MORE ➡️ maplatform.co.uk/map21

❤️🐝
20/12/2020
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Stories from Greater Manchester to raise money for the Wood Street Mission, supporting under-privileged young people and families across Greater Manchester.S...

Introducing our third panelist for #MAP21 #FilmFest #Competition! The wonder that is #Agent Alex Priestley - Alex will b...
19/12/2020

Introducing our third panelist for #MAP21 #FilmFest #Competition! The wonder that is #Agent Alex Priestley - Alex will be involved in choosing #BestFilm & #BestActor! Get signed up; maplatform.co.uk/map21 🎥

Introducing awesome panelist for #MAP21 #FilmFest #Competition! The incredible Sonia Allam - #CastingDirector & #Diversi...
18/12/2020

Introducing awesome panelist for #MAP21 #FilmFest #Competition! The incredible Sonia Allam - #CastingDirector & #Diversity legend.

Sonia will be involved in choosing #BestFilm & #BestActor, offering them a 1-1 session in 2021!

Get signed up; maplatform.co.uk/map21 🐝❤️

Introducing our second panelist for #MAP21 #FilmFest #Competition! The wonderfully talented #TV #Director Steve Hughes w...
18/12/2020

Introducing our second panelist for #MAP21 #FilmFest #Competition! The wonderfully talented #TV #Director Steve Hughes will be involved in choosing #BestFilm & #BestDirection, offering them a 1-1 session in 2021! Get signed up; https://www.maplatform.co.uk/map21 🎥

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The Manchester Actors’ Platform, MAP, was created in 2015 by actor/acting coach Simon Naylor. Designed to benefit adult actors, its focus lies primarily on providing services required at an affordable cost. In a world saturated with practitioners, self-help specialists, show-reel producers, headshot photographers and more, MAP hopes to bridge the gap between the affordable and the achievable. Simon’s background as an actor means that he has, and still is, experiencing just how tough the industry can be, not just to break into, but to survive in. Combining his 10 years teaching experience at some of the country’s leading drama schools, a rich and varied experience on stage, screen and radio and some reassuring Northern roots, all of the services MAP provide aim to cut out the b*******t. We provide what actors need, when actors need it, and at a price affordable to actors. Offering workshops, classes, seminars, show-reels, headshots and simple advice, Simon uses those professionals he has had the pleasure to work with over the last decade who share the same ethos as he does.

On top of this, MAP operate MAP Productions and produce their own work both in Manchester and across the country, providing paid work for primarily working class actors, in new-writing and re-imagined regional productions. We can’t guarantee you a successful career, we can’t get you that big audition, nor can we tell you the magic words to open up the mythical door to success. What we can do is guide you through whatever stage of your career you are at and, whilst remaining honest and down-to-earth, offer advice, help and development - maybe even a stage - which might just set you off in the right direction.

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looking for black or mixed-race actor/actress. shooting 1 and 2 March. Payment slightly above minimum wage 1. 19-Year-old female 2. 20-25-year-old male 3. 40-45-year-old female 4. 55 and above female synopsis Waking from a hedonistic night out in the throes of a panic attack, Sky is confronted with a reality she’d rather not face. Haunted by a distinguishable tattoo of a man she had been with the night before, she pieces together her actions. Battling through a nightmarish fit of terror, she attempts survival and break-away technics in order to be on top of the impending disaster. Sky’s self-destructive behavior and worsening mental health drive her deeper into a torment she cannot break away from. email: [email protected] phone: 07873915815
Hi everyone, I'm shooting a spoken word video in Manchester on Monday, January 24th, and was wondering if you knew anyone who might be interested in being an extra. The extra is not required to speak or do anything other than walk in the background. This position does not necessitate any prior experience or confidence. We will start filming at 10 am and finish at 4 pm. I will be at the location from 9 so if anyone can come a little early that would be great. I will have snacks and drinks on the day. If the extra is staying for over 4 hours then I will be providing them with food as well. If you're interested please drop a comment and I will message you asap. Thanks. Unpaid *
MANCHESTER PERFORMERS We are looking for staff in Manchester for work at a wonderful visitor attraction providing wonderful customer service! Complete Works are a staffing agency with a difference – we all used to be actors, so we get it! www.complete-works.co.uk We offer 3 things to our teams: 1 – Good pay, always over £12 an hour often more 2- Quick pay, on invoice every 2 weeks. 3- 100% flexibility for anything to do with acting! In return we ask for high energy, reliable and high impact people who can use their communication superpowers for us! We work with major Visitor Attractions (welcoming/ hosting and upselling) across the U.K. but we are currently looking in Manchester. All our work is based on improving the day of everyone you meet and there is often a layer of commerciality to it – promoting donations/memberships/upgrades or a product. If you have good availability in December then please email Simon on [email protected]. Please send your CV, when you can work and why you think you would smash it! Thanks!
Casting call This is a casting call for a project that will be filmed later in December. The project is a short film called Long walk home which will be filmed in Manchester over the course of a weekend. Long walk home will form part of a trilogy along with the film Oxtail and Marcus which can be found on amazon prime. A Long Walk Home. The film tells the story of a Stormy and Kyra and how their day transcends into chaos after various interactions over the course of the day. Over the course of the film Stormy and Kyra encounter a variety of characters over the course of her day and they each have some sort of impact on them both. The days events culminate in an intense final scene. Actors will receive reimbursement for travel and food will be provided also. All actors will have access to film materials so that they can use it for their showreels and we can also help promote their online pages. We are working with LO-NO budget which is why we are unable to offer payment. The following roles are being casted for (all roles are unpaid): • Kyra - White female, mid 20s who is in a relationship with Stormy. Very protective of Stormy due to past issues they have had with peoples negative response to Stormy being black/mixed race. Kyra is not afraid to speak out. • Stormy - Black/mixed race female in her mid 20s that is in a relationship with Kyra. She has real fire in her stomach and refuses to be a victim to a society that often shows disregard to women. Stormy is vocal and will speak up to injustice. • Office Gibs (police officer 1) - White male in his 40s - Years of working in the police has made him distrustful of people and has made him very bitter. He believes in a societal hierarchy and would prefer if people followed this hierarchy and knew their place. • Officer Ward (police officer 2) - Female in her 30s - Officer Ward is new to policing and looks at her job as a way of righting societal wrongs. She believes in giving everybody a chance and will do all she can to help the downtrodden. • Young man at the shop - Male in his 20s/30s - very confident and very cocky. Sees a female he likes and he does not hold back in letting her know. • Tom - White muscular male in his 20s who is a confident protector. He takes good care of his body and this is evident but he has a pure heart and likes to make sure people are ok. Despite this Tom has a dark side which often appears and surprises him. • Homeless person - Any gender - grateful individual who tries to see the best in people. • Car passenger - Male in his 20s/30s - very confident and very cocky. Sees a female he likes and he does not hold back in letting her know. Auditions will take place on October 30th from 8am – 18.00pm in Manchester. If anybody is interested please can you send your cv, a showreel or collection of your work to [email protected] with Long walk home in subject box please. If you have a showreel on starnow then please send the email and highlight your showreel being on starnow. Thanks for your time. Richard Please find below some useful links: Link to writer and director: https://www.instagram.com/joshua_who/Link to company Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/omnivertmedia_/ Link to company website: https://omnivert.wixsite.com/omnivert
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Casting - paid opportunity! Hi there, I am a marketing content specialist from Bridgewater Finance Group. We are a company that helps those in difficult financial situations to get out of debt. I am currently looking for actors/actresses aged 25-45 to play the role of a financial advisor in some 30 second Q and A videos to be used for marketing purposes. This means you would need to come across as friendly, caring, and professional. This would take up approximately half a day at some point this October - we are flexible with exact dates. Please get in touch if this is something you would be interested in.
Hey! I'm a producer from BBC Radio Manchester, and I want to put your work on the BBC! Created a podcast? Song? Story? Piece of creative writing? Audio drama/ play? Comedy? Monologue? Whatever you've made - as long as it's #creative - I WANT TO PLAY IT ON THE BBC! This is such a HUGE #opportunity, of course it's free, and it's a great platform for your work! Go to http://bbc.co.uk/upload and click Manchester to upload :)
Hello! Looking for around 8 walkabout performers: - 29th October, 6pm - 2am (in rotation) - Manchester (ideally local) - Must provide own Halloween costume (fun halloween, not scary) - Paid Send me a message on here if you are interested, and feel free to share!
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