The South African Casting Directory
First appeared in July 1973, founded and published by Michael Brooke. Based on the example of the London publication The Spotlight, the first volume contained 182 entries. With the 1975/6 issue it had changed its name to The Limelight and contained 285 actors, 259 actresses as well as agents, casting directors, talent agencies, etc.
The Limelight Press
Publishing house founded by Michael Brooke in 1972 to publish the South African Casting Directory, The Limelight, Contacts, and a number of other publications, including The Breytie Book/Die Breytie Boek (ed Temple Hauptfleisch, 1985) and My Personal Star, the autobiogrpahy of Brian Brooke (1989). In 1998, Brooke sold the company to Barbara Entressangle, who had been with the company for 10 years.
The Limelight Casting Directory
A casting directory for South Africa founded and published by Michael Brooke and The Limelight Press . Originally called the South African Casting Directory, and based on the example of the London publication The Spotlight, it first appeared in July 1973. For the in 1975/76 issue it changed its name to The Limelight. The first volume contained names, information and photographs of 182 professional performers. By 1981 it had information on 285 actors, 259 actresses as well as agents, casting directors, talent agencies, etc. The 2000 volume contained **** entries, and now has a internet-based version as well.
This is a production oriented version of The Limelight, providing information on employers in all fields as well as suppliers of equipment, training institutions etc. First published in December 1977 by Michael Brooke and The Limelight Press. Also known as Limelight Contacts.
For more information
Return to The ESAT Entries
Return to Main Page