WHAT IS BAN?
*We also have members in Ireland, the EU, USA, New Zealand, Canada and Australia
WHO IS BEHIND BAN?
I created a youth theatre in my home town when I was 15 after the director of the existing one spent his time hitting the kids with scripts and creeping out us girls – the kids wanted to ‘do drama’ but not with him, the adults didn’t listen to our complaints so I set up on my own, the kids came with me and we put on musical revues and full-scale musicals over a 3.5 year period. I have been involved in the industry in some way ever since as a performer, tutor, director and producer.
I have presented my’ Business of Acting Seminar’ in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London and have become the go to person for ‘is this a scam?’ question from actors. I continue to be very vocal about issues in the industry and refuse to be browbeaten by aforementioned bullies and self-proclaimed gatekeepers.
HOW DID BAN START?
Forbes KB kicked it off in 2012 on the back of the closing down of a casting director group he was adminning and pulled me (Helen Raw) along for the ride. I took over as BAN group owner and lead admin in 2017.
WILL BAN COST ME ANYTHING?
Yes, if you choose one of the paid subscription levels*.
FREE access to paid castings
FREE access to paid muggle jobs
FREE access to the BAN community
Access to funding to create your own stage and screen work
A hardship fund for those struggling between jobs
BAN Brain: Knowledge Base, Downloads, Templates
Professional Industry Workshops
Discounts on many products and services
BAN started as a Facebook Group for ACTORS
and grew into a Powerful Community
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