Aspiring actors in the Athlone area who dream of acting on the big screen have a chance to gain invaluable advice at the Acting for Film and Television course to be held in the Radisson Hotel on Tuesday February 27 to Thursday February 29.
It is being hosted by The Irish Film Actors Workshop and will run from 7-11pm each evening. There are 10 places available for actors (beginners or experienced ) who are genuinely interested, enthusiastic, and prepared to give it their all. Participants must be over 17 with no upper age limit and over 50s are especially welcome.
If you’ve ever been interested in getting acting work in television dramas, commercials, and feature films and didn't know how to go about it, now is your chance to train for this kind of work by correctly learning to slate to camera, hit your marks, match continuity between shots, cold-read for films, audition for commercials, be your own agent, use engaging 10 x 8 headshots, network with castings directors, compile a show reel, get called to auditions, and land the part when you get there.
The Irish Film Actors Workshop is led by Shane Munro, film producer and actors agent who is better known for his roles in many television ads including AIB, Yorkie, Peugeot, Braun, Supervalu, Vodafone, Ulster Bank, Bulmers, etc, but who was also executive producer on the award winning film To Catch A Crow, Best Film at the BBC International Film Festival in London and also screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
Course director Shane says, “The course will give attendees an exciting insight into the pressures faced by screen actors and help them gain a firm grasp of the skills required to book work from auditions by taking them through the processes in-front-of-camera. We’re here to show people how challenging and rewarding this all is and to shed some light on the many common myths associated with the industry; ‘You need an agent’, ‘You need an equity card’, ‘You need to train for years’, and all sorts of nonsense.” he said. “It’s a huge opportunity for anyone who has a real desire to act on camera and wants to learn how to go about it in the correct manner.”
This course has won high praise from the top casting directors in the business and is regarded as being the fastest route to getting acting work in film and television without having to spend years training in drama college.
While the course is intensive, it aims to develop the skills of those taking part in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. It may be an ideal opening for someone who has never had an opportunity to work on-screen but would love to receive professional guidance on-camera.
Booking is essential as places are limited. Again, no experience necessary.
To book a place on this exciting course or for further info call (074 ) 9126994 or email [email protected].