Self-tape Blues


If there is one subject likely to cause heated debate among actors right now, it's that dreaded word: self-tape. Already on the rise before the pandemic made it the main game in town, self-taping is a deceptively simple concept for what is becoming an increasing point of contention.

A Pox on Thee: The Coronavirus Crisis


How quickly the world has changed in the past two months. Although everyone will have been affected in a slightly different way, each of us will have suffered from the tornado that is COVID-19, which has ripped through our lives, decimating the landscape and unleashing disruption, both public and personal.

Immigration Issues: Brexit's About to Get Real


Since the fateful 2016 referendum, I've written several times about the implications of the UK's changing status for us foreign national performers living here. But things are about to get painfully real, and it's important to be prepared for a changing landscape.

If you are already here in the UK – as, let's face it, all members of the AAUK are  - well done. For the most part, you will be fine; there will definitely be changes, but by and large, you've already accomplished the hardest bit, which is living and working in the UK legally. Take a breath.

Happy Birthday AAUK


November has descended, but what many of you may not know is that it marks AAUK’s 22nd anniversary. With American Thanksgiving around the corner, now is an appropriate moment to look back at our beginnings, and celebrate everything the organization provides our community.