Acting And The Entertainment Industry

Over many years the acting and entertainment industry has transformed in its attitudes in many different ways. One of the biggest and most fundamental changes /movements that has been observed within Hollywood is the me too movement. This movement highlighted sex abuse allegations and harassment within the industry. Many actors spoke out in support of the women involved and new procedures and protocols were put into place to prevent anything like that happening again.

Budgets For Films And Cast Selection

Budgets for films have risen steadily over many years from the 1950s onwards. Whereas previously films originally would have budgets of thousands or hundreds of thousands when films became popular, films now can have budgets that run into hundreds of millions of dollars. Part of the reason the bar has been raised so high for budgets is high profile actors from Hollywood as well as more use of special effects and computing technology. Attitudes to cast selection have also radically changed as now movies such as star wars have done casting calls for lead roles without picking out Hollywood actors. This has opened up more diversity within the Acting world and there are now more female actors as well as actors from ethnic minorities.

Employment Levels In Actors

Unfortunately unemployment levels within the acting profession are at very high levels. It is commonplace for actors across the UK to have several jobs at once in order to make ends meet. They often rely on work on the side and traditionally work in trades such as hospitality or retail to generate income whilst looking t make a break into the acting world. Part of the reason that employment levels are so low is the sheer numbers of actors across the UK.

Acting and drama are becoming increasingly popular subjects at schools and as a result more and more students are looking to pursue a career in acting. However in order to get top or mid range roles as with may professions due to saturation in the jobs market often only those with the most qualifications are being chosen for lead roles. This and industry/family connections are big influencers in who succeeds in landing acting roles.

Social Media And Acting

Social media has played an important part within the acting industry as shows such as games of thrones and peaky blinders have become viral and extremely popular after being shared across face book and other platforms. The more publicity for a production the better. Another way in which social media has affected actors is by producing social media celebrities that then go on to become actors. This has led to many turning to social media as an alternative to acting as large sums of money can be made from featuring advertisements on popular videos as well as by doing brand deals or sponsorship.


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How Mobile Scissor Lift Tables Can Benefit Stage Production

What Is A Mobile Scissor Lift Table

Mobile scissor lift tables are a piece of equipment used to manoeuvre and carry heavy loads. The criss cross ‘scissor’ design allows the equipment to support whatever it’s carrying and can also reach heights of up to 60 feet if needed.

Mobile Scissor Lift Tables For A Successful Stage Production

Mobile Scissor lift tables can be used on stage, off stage, during production as well as pre and post production – depending on how innovative and creative the production manager is.

Pre And Post Production

Moving stage set can be a long and tiring process if done manually, especially when moving into a new theatre. As well as this boxes of clothes, props, lightening…there are so many things that need to be moved around when there is a stage show. Buying or hiring mobile scissor lift tables will save you so much valuable time in setting up the show and also when the show finishes.

Off Stage

Mobile scissors lift tables are a great benefit off stage as well to manoeuvre heavy pieces of equipment or props quickly. It’s really important for backstage operations to run on time without delay so this piece of equipment will be extremely useful.

On Stage

You can actually use mobile scissor lift tables on stage during the show to create some excellent stage effects. Dress the table in disguise and lift props and performers into the air to really make the most of the stage space.

Other Benefits Of Mobile Scissor Lift Tables

  • Safety and security of everyone involved
  • Reduce fatigue in users meaning better productivity
  • Reduce the risk of injury as less risk of repetitive strain