We've had a number of people turn up at either our old office, or our new office for Registration.
However, as per the email you were sent to confirm your appointment, the registrations are NOT being held at our office, but off-site at another location.
Please make sure you read the instructions carefully and go to the CORRECT address. If you show up at any other location, we will obviously not be able to register you.
Invitations to Re-Register will be going out to all of our LONDON artists this week.
You will be notified by text, and will be sent an email with a link you need to follow.
Tonight is the night! Our annual Christmas extravaganza will be held this evening in LONDON!
This year, the theme is Glitz and Glamour, inspired by The Great Gatsby, so we'll be there with jewels and headbands a plenty!
Now is your last chance to buy tickets - Please follow the link below and buy now - Friends and family are more than welcome, but make sure you get them a ticket too!
OUR REGISTRATION PERIODS HAVE CHANGED!
All artists will now be registered for a full year from the end of January 2014 to the end of January 2015. (Let's keep it simple!)
So.....'when & how do I re-register' I hear you ask!
All registered artists will receive an email with a link to re-register in January 2014 so don't panic you have not missed anything!!!
Please DO NOT call the office regarding re-registraion, as much as we love a good chat with you we are still busy Elves working on briefs & trying to get you out on set before Christmas!
If urgent please email;
(Please note that this will be heavily subscribed so please only email if urgent.)
Plus hopefully we can say Hi to you at the Christmas party on Monday!
Tickets can be purchased on the link below!
Get Gatsby ready!
Mad Dog Team
Mad Dog Casting LONDON would like to invite you to join us for our annual CHRISTMAS PARTY!
This year, it will be held at The Penthouse, Leicester Square 8:30pm till late!
Our theme this christmas is Glitz and Glamour - Think GREAT GATSBY!
Prize for the BEST-DRESSED, Professional Photographer an AMAZING venue, and a great opportunity to meet the MAD DOG LONDON team!
We hope to see you there!
The Mad Dog London Team x
Mad Dog are delighted to announce that they have a new Managing Director.
Vikki Scott has worked extensively in the world of Film and Television, including running her own production company, Fahrenheit Films, and producing a number of documentaries. Vikki has also produced a series of Industry events and worked with Film legends such as Mike Leigh, Nicolas Hytner and Ang Lee amongst others. She is very excited to be working at Mad Dog, and our artists will have the opportunity to meet her at the Mad Dog London Christmas Party on 16 December.
Current MD Rosena Robson is leaving to return to her own consultancy business after two years at Mad Dog. Rosena said "Working with Mad Dog has been an amazing experience, I will miss everyone very much, the Mad Dog team is very professional, and they are great fun to work with. This applies as much to many of our artists, as it does to the team who work at Mad Dog in both London and Cardiff".
Our artists have been in the news! Please click HERE to read the full news article!
You can update any skills you have (Dancing, Acting, Horseriding, Circus Skills etc...) in the SKILLS AND LANGUAGES section of your Mad Dog profile.
We also frequently get in briefs for artists with uniforms - If you have a uniform that you can supply, please give details under the Wardrobe tab in the OTHER section of your profile.
Finally, please feel free to upload more photos! If you have any alternate outfits, or looks (Period costume, Uniforms, tuxedo, evening gown etc... these can all help!)
The Mad Dog Team x
Payments will be delayed until we have this information as we are required to provide an NI number and hold a passport copy by law.
Both of these can be added on the PAYMENTS section of your Mad Dog Profile.
To attach your passport photo, click on the link next to the PASSPORT heading and attach a scanned or photographed image here. Please note: this MUST be a JPEG image. National insurance numbers can be added in the space next to the NI number heading on the same section of your profile.
TV LONDON are pleased to announce that two great shows, which many of you were involed in, are starting this week: MAN DOWN Starts on 18th October at 9pm on C4 and TOAST OF LONDON Starts on 20th October on C4.
BREATHLESS started last Thursday too – We were thrilled to be involved and are really enjoying it so far and is the talk of the office! Hope some of you managed to catch a glimpse of yourselves on-screen.
COMMERCIALS has seen the release of promos for X FACTOR and more for 02's 'Be More Dog', as well as a great new concept ad for Samsung.
FILM has been busy too with continuing casting for feature films in London, Wales AND Dorset.
ONE CHANCE (Starring James Corden and Julie Walters) is also out on 25th October which many of our artists in Wales and London were involved in last year.
MAD DOG WALES have been really busy too – ATLANTIS kicked off on Saturday nights at the beginning of OCTOBER – We’re hooked already!
Our Welsh team, Vicki, Katie and Katrina, along with our MD, Rosena, enjoyed glamming it up at the BAFTA Cymru awards at the end of last month! It was great to see some of the shows we’ve been involved in win awards – SHERLOCK and STELLA to name a few.
We’re looking forward to a packed Autumn and Winter and are looking forward to getting you all on-set in the coming months!
For now, Happy Halloween!
The Mad Dog Team x
Mad Dog Casting have recently opened a new office in Cardiff, to support our Mid/West and Wales artistes! We're really excited about our new presence and hope to have many of our artistes on-set soon!
If you're looking to get in touch with us, please make sure you contact the right office (Please only call if it's urgent, or if you've been asked to - it's usually best to email the project manager).
Both offices are open from 10am - 6pm.
LONDON: 020 7269 7910
MID/WEST: 02920 444 082
ACCOUNTS: Please call the LONDON office on 020 7269 7910. Please note that accounts are open Mondays and Thursdays 10am - 12midday. you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
From the 2nd of September Mad Dog Casting’s Cardiff office will be officially open. To celebrate this we are holding a competition to show why Wales is such a fantastic place to be for film and TV.
We want you to go scouting for the best image that shows why Wales is the place to be for the film and TV industries, be as creative and mad as you can be. Once you’ve found your Welsh wonder and taken a snap tweet it to @maddogcasting with #whywalesmaddog. The image that receives the most votes from the general public will win an annual subscription to Sight & Sound and EMPIRE magazines.
For the voting page please visit http://woobox.com/t95b6t/vote?web=1 It’s up to you to decide which image best shows why Wales is such a fantastic place for the film and TV industries so get snapping and voting!
*For a full list of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS please go to the notes section of our facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/o4hvj63 .
Pob Lwc! (Good Luck)
Mad Dog Wales Team
The latest news about the downgrade of the UK’s triple A rating by Moodys may be good news for the Film and TV industry. The UK as a film and TV location has been featured in many series and films, not least the latest successful Bond feature, Skyfall, grossing $1bn at the box office. There is so much going on in the UK it has to be a serious consideration for those planning an epic TV series or Film. Mad Dog Casting supplied the London extras for Skyfall, Rosena Robson their MD said"The UK has really stepped up, not only are there amazing facilities here, and historic locations and landscapes, as well as many organisations to help film and TV makers but a new tax incentive and favourable exchange rates make the UK very attractive. The Olympics last year was unusual, and did not follow the usual seasonal patterns but we are gearing up for 2013
to be a big year for Mad Dog artists."
Those investing in studio facilities certainly think so with significant investment in studios around London and in particularly picturesque parts of the UK. Warner has invested in Leavensden Studios, the home of Harry Potter over the last few years and has developed an incredible space for film making, investing £100m in a rebuild, Pinewood Studios similarly have recently submitted a £200m plan, and Elstree Studios have recently submitted their own expansion plan. These are just some of the studios in and around London, and there are also other locations to take advantage of, and new developments are plenty. One notable development is happening in Wales, Cardiff has great studio facilities but Swansea, which is home to the new series Da Vincis Demons has been helped by the creative Neath Port Talbot Council who have facilitated turning an old car plant into studio facilities. Bay Studios is based in Swansea, and supported by some of the picturesque and historic landscapes and buildings in and around Swansea. Mad Dog is growing its Welsh based arm in response to demand for supporting artists as the impact of new facilities takes shape. Some of the regional growth has occurred as broadcasters and commissioners alike have focussed on certain regions, the impact of the BBC moving cult TV series Dr Who has led to a raft of other series being made in Wales and in turn to more consideration and a hunt for new facilities. These developments create a virtuous circle which boosts the local economy.
The impact of the decreasing value of the British pound will certainly help overseas productions coming to the UK but an up and coming tax credit for TV and games production may help to persuade those producing big budget work that it will really pay to come to the UK. The UK has great facilities and a new budgetary incentive, a triple British Best Actor Oscar Winner, and talented crew and technicians supported by numerous organisations which help to develop skills in all areas of filmmaking. 2013 is shaping up to be a good year.