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About Me

Welcome to my blog.

Hi, my name is Nicci Topping, I’m a Yorkshire and London based casting director and entrepreneur with a passion for my job and a zest for life.

I have been lucky enough to have been a professional casting director for almost 20 years and worked with some amazing actors, directors, producers and  agents. Together we have helped launch the careers of some incredibly talented actors.

My business, Nicci Topping Casting, is my passion and I work with a great in-house team that focus on adding value to feature films, TV, web and commercials projects ensuring that they are the best they possibly can be. Working as part of a team with passionate fellow professionals across creative projects is a real joy.

Through this blog I hope to be able to pass on advice and experience from my casting career to both aspiring actors and also budget strapped filmmakers to help them progress their careers and make the best film and TV projects they can.

I have also just started to produce and I am excited to be involved with a great comedy project that we will hope will finance and start production later this year. Although producing and raising finance is not an easy job, the creative and commercial possibilities are very exciting. I will be detailing the ups and down of this new area of my life on the blog too and hopefully be able to pass on some war stories, advice and news as the project progresses.Watch this space!

However it isn’t my intention for this to be a soap box purely for my rants,  I would love to hear from you and get your opinion on the industry we all love. Please participate by tweeting or replying to the comments under each blog post

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Yorkshire

Although I have offices and work regularly in both Manchester and London, I am still proud to call Yorkshire my home.

Yorkshire has a great pedigree of filmmaking and creativity and not only does it have a diverse talent pool with a “can-do” attitude, but it is a beautiful and inspiring place to work.

As a proud Yorkshire woman entrepreneur I am really excited about the northern powerhouse concept and am really motivated to help the creative industries in the region thrive.

Feel free to get in contact if you’d like to chat more.

Charities

After numerous friends and family members suffered with breast cancer I decided to try and help the fight back!

I regularly run Half Marathons to support Breast Cancer charities including Breast Cancer Awareness and Breast Cancer UK.

I will no doubt be blogging and tweeting the next time I run, so if you find any of my blogs helpful I’d be REALLY grateful if you could donate to this wonderful cause.

Press

Here I hope to list PR activity and press coverage both about myself and Nicci Topping Casting as well as projects I have been involved with.

Huddersfield Media Centre 21st Anniversary – Business Link
Huddersfield Media Centre 21st Anniversary – Yorkshire Post