Attention all Melbourne filmmakers!

24 Sep 2012

We are excited to announce that we have joined forces with the 48 Hour Film Project Melbourne!

The world’s biggest international short film competition returns to Melbourne to challenge and inspire Victoria’s filmmaking community. Participants will be battling it out over 48 hours to take home the award for Best Film. The top prize is a trip and free entry to this year’s Filmapalooza in Los Angeles, so 48HFP Melbourne is expecting some stiff competition. Over one hectic weekend, filmmakers will shoot, edit, and score their film.

The competition will be kicking off on Friday 19 October at 6pm in The BMW Edge (Federation Square) and drop off will be 48 hours later, on Sunday 21 October at 6pm in The BMW Edge.

To find out more, check out the casting call.

Win a spot in LA’s prestigious Hosting Immersive program

20 Sep 2012

Do you have what it takes to be the next Ryan Seacrest?

If so, you could be jetting off to LA in November to take part in Hosting Immersive and work with LA’s most respected hosting coach and casting director, Maureen Browne!

You’ll learn how to handle every aspect of the hosting gig, including managing live shots and interviews, co-hosting, red carpet techniques, improv, writing scripts, branding, shooting your own show reel, and so much more! You’ll also get to rub shoulders with Hollywood’s biggest industry names.

The total prize package includes flights to LA, transfers, accommodation, entry to Hosting Immersive, and a lifetime paid StarNow membership.

Apply now!

Add unlimited photos to your profile

27 Aug 2012

We know how important quality headshots are in this industry.

If you’re a Full Member, you can now add unlimited photos to your StarNow profile! That’s a big jump from 30, and it’s our way of saying thanks to our Full Members for their loyalty.

Already a Full Member? Upload photos to your profile

Are you a Basic Member? Upgrade now

We’ve also introduced StarNow Pro, a new level of membership for professional actors, models, and dancers.

Find out more

Interview with Miss England 2012, Charlotte Holmes

16 Aug 2012

Charlotte Holmes, is the recently crowned Miss England 2012, a title she won over 59 other stunning contestants from around the UK. Charlotte is also a former Britain’s Next Top Model contestant, coming forth in the running in 2010. We had the opportunity to talk to Charlotte before she left on her journey to win Miss World in Ordes, Innter Mongolia.

StarNow: Congratulations on winning Miss England. We could see the surprise on your face when you won, but how did you feel when they announced your name?
Charlotte: Utterly shocked, overwhelmed and excited!

StarNow: This is your third year entering Miss England. What does winning the title of Miss England mean to you?
Charlotte: Everything! It has been a four year project and yes it was third time lucky in the final... It was a lot of hard work and it was the icing on the cake.

StarNow: What are you hoping to achieve in your year as Miss England?
Charlotte: I would like to raise awareness of the organisation and promote it to young women. It's a fantastic opportunity to get to know like minded individuals, get out into your local community and raise lots of money for charity.

StarNow: What advice would you give to other models who are interested in competing in pageants and competitions such as Miss England?
Charlotte:. Go for it! But do your research first. Miss England is a fantastic organisation.

StarNow You were placed fourth runner up in Britain’s Next Top Model in 2010. How do you feel the show has helped your career?
Charlotte: I met a lot of successful, influential people in the industry and I took every photo shoot and challenge as a learning opportunity. I had the time of my life and would do it again tomorrow if I could! It has given me the right mindset to go out and be a contender in this tough industry.

StarNow: How did you get started in the modelling industry?
Charlotte: My mum entered me into the Evening Heralds Face of Plymouth competition! I won... And the rest is history! Thanks mum!

StarNow: What’s been your favourite modelling shoot to date?
Charlotte: It would have to be the shoot I did for Isklar Water on a Norwegian glacier and I was only wearing plastic bottles... Cold but totally amazing experience!

StarNow: How do you prepare for a modelling shoot? Has this changed over the years as your career has progressed?
Charlotte: I drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep. I don't think the rules change, but the busier I am with work, the more sleep I need!

StarNow: What do you think distinguishes a good photograph from a bad one?
Charlotte: I am my own worst critic. But ultimately when you're shooting for a client, it's them who have to be happy with the shot.

StarNow: So other aspiring models can see where you get your inspiration from, what fashion magazines, websites or blogs do you visit most often?
Charlotte: I read everything from Company and Grazia to Elle and Vogue... I like to mix it up!

StarNow: What one piece of advice would you give to aspiring models?
Charlotte: Be yourself and stay healthy.

StarNow: Now that you’re in the spotlight, how do you manage manage your online profile and reputation? Do you actively engage with fans and followers online and proactively promote yourself?
Charlotte: I have Twitter (@misscharholmes) and a Facebook page ( my website is in the making ( and I always actively respond to fans and followers. I also have a dedicated page on Facebook for when I update about my progress in Miss World ( It's very important to me to stay in touch with them all.

StarNow: What’s your next career goal?
Charlotte: I will keep working hard at everything I do but eventually I would like to get into television presenting, a la Holly Willoughby!

StarNow seeks top Aussie actors to take on LA

13 Aug 2012

StarNow is looking for some top Australian talent to promote in LA!

We have connections with some elite casting agents and managers in the US. They’re hungry for some Aussie talent, and they’ve asked us to show them our most amazing members from the Land of Oz.

If you’ve always dreamed of an acting career in Hollywood, then this is an opportunity you can’t miss.

What are you waiting for? Apply now!

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