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#CastMeComp is a selftape competition judged by industry professionals which allows actors to keep active and learning, writers scribbling, industry professionals seeing new talent and enable us to help charities who are in critical need.

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Colin McKeown

Colin McKeown MBE is a BAFTA nominated Executive Producer. He is the founder of LA Productions who are a truly independent TV production company known not just for creating award-winning drama, but also for their commitment in nurturing new talent and showcasing the wealth of creativity - both on and off camera. Colin is primarily known as a drama and film producer but has also produced factual, comedy, documentaries and light entertainment programmes. With nearly 50 years experience in the industry, he’s worked pretty much everywhere, on everything.


Credits Include: Moving on, Common, Care, Broken, Reg, Clink and many more!

  • How it works
    The competition is open to all actors over the age of 18 and with self tape facilities. If you are currently isolating on your own don't worry we don't mind if someone reads in with you virtually. The competition will cost £8.20 to enter. This will create the CastMeComp money pot, this pot will then be distributed to the winning actor, a charity, creatives involved and our Creative Collaboration Fund. Details can be found below. To enter you MUST share our social media competition post, follow us on all avalible socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and purchase a ticket. Ticket sales close on Tuesday 20th April or until sold out. On Tuesday 20th April at 12pm we will send out scripts to all actors. There are four scripts sent out to choose from, these scripts are now available to be interpritated how you wish - we will not be giving suggested age or gender. The Winner and Top 5 will be announced on Thursday 29th April*. The actor with the winning selftape will recieve £500 cash prize and the top 5 will also receive written feedback from our industry professional judge. Self tapes MUST be uploaded to Youtube. They must be titled: (Your name) for CastMeComp (eg: John Smith for CastMeComp). Next, you must to send us the YouTube link to access your selftape. This link must be emailed to by Friday 23rd at 12pm. Any tapes received after this deadline won't be entered. Please also upload your selftape to twitter using the hashtag #CastMeComp and tag @doordiestudios. *Please be aware that although not likely, the above dates could change due to any number of circumstances. As the world starts to open, judges are becoming increasingly busier, which is great but may affect the winner announcement date. For any other quires or questions please don't hesitate to contact us on - there is no such thing as a silly question!
  • Disclaimer
    DISCLAIMER: This competition is that - a competition with scope for actors to learn and develop. It is in no way an audition for an existing or planned role with our industry professional. ​ Please be aware that although not likely, the above dates could change due to any number of circumstances. As the world starts to open, judges are becoming increasingly busier, which is great but may affect the winner announcement date. The compeition is open to actors aged 16 and over. Parental consent must be given for actors under 18 as some scripts may explore topics of maturity. To enter you MUST have purchased a ticket, retweeted or shared our competition post and following @doordiestudios. By entering your self tape you agree to allow us to use this on social media platforms unless stated at the point of purchase. ​ Once a ticket is purchased there will be no refunds under and circumstances - please be aware of the time frame in which the self tapes are being requested. It is also key that actors entering are diverse enough to work with any style script - these scripts can't be changed afterwards. ​ Please be aware that the only material eligible to be submitted into the competition is the scene we provide. ​ Cash will be paid to the winner by online bank transfer within a week of the winner announcement.
  • Creative Collab Fund
    Creative Collab Fund (CCF) is a new initiative set out to give support to fresh new talent and offer creatives paid opportunities to collaborate. What is it? When life gets moving Do or Die Studios are going to get creatives together and begin to produce short scenes. We will open applications for writers to send duologues and successful writers will be paid from the fund. We will need actors for these scenes who will be cast through self tapes - successful actors will also be paid PLUS they will receive showreel material for free. We will then get a filmmaker/director involved who will also be paid - we want to work closely with filmmaking school students and graduates. We will also ensure industry professional mentors are on hand for any guidance and tips.

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