Hubbard Casting and Spotlight ‘Spotlight on Actors’ casting workshop at Galway Film Fleadh 2019

The 31st Galway Film Fleadh, in association with Hubbard Casting and Spotlight, are excited to announce the return of ‘Spotlight on Actors’, a unique casting workshop for Irish actors.

Spotlight is used by casting directors around the world every day to cast their projects, offering professional performers access to roles in theatre, film and television. As a performer, joining Spotlight is the best way to get noticed by casting professionals throughout Ireland, Europe and America. Spotlight gives Irish performers the opportunity to apply for roles that are cast locally and internationally and at the Spotlight studio in Dublin, actors are able to film their auditions using state of the art equipment, giving them global exposure and a professional edge. Actors will be invited to provide a self-tape of their audition (details will be provided ), or to have their audition filmed at Spotlight’s Studio at Bow Street, Dublin (early booking is advised ).

During the Hubbard’s casting workshop, the actors will see how casting directors use Spotlight to cast their projects, when the Hubbards spot-pick, review and critique the actors’ performance footage. This will offer an original and exciting chance for actors to prepare and record their scenes, experience how it will be viewed professionally, whilst also offering attending actors, directors, writers and film makers the opportunity to mingle and be introduced to the casting element of film projects within the ‘pop-up’ environment.

John and Ros Hubbard have been at the heart of the Irish and international film industry for 35 years. Over 3 decades, they have cast pivotal roles in both blockbuster features and television series. This year, Galway Film Fleadh will honour their work by awarding them the Galway Hooker Award for outstanding achievement in film at Sunday night’s Award Ceremony.

Their first break out job was The Max Headroom Show and first films included The American Way starring Dennis Hopper and Michael J Pollard and the unforgettable film The Commitments with Alan Parker for which they won the Unsong Oscar award from Premiere magazine in Los Angeles. Other highlights include The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, King Kong, The Hobbit, Captain Phillips, Bad Taste, Heavenly Creatures, Evita, Angela's Ashes, Patriot Games, Far and Away and The Da Vinci Code with Ron Howard, Bloody Sunday, United 93, The Bourne Ultimatum and The Bourne Supremacy, Green Zone, The Secret of Roan Inish, Honeydripper, Silver City, Sunshine State, Chocolat with Lasse Hallstrom, Into The West for Mike Newell, Enemy at the Gates, The Fix for TV and The Murder of Stephen Lawrence.

John and Ros live mostly in Dingle, County Kerry and are just completing Voice Casting on the first Riverdance animated film Cry from the Sea. They are also married for 50 years and still talking!

PLEASE NOTE: Places on the casting workshop are limited – all successful applicants must bring an updated CV and headshot with them on the day, and have a one-minute long monologue prepared and ready to perform live (no longer than 1 minute ). Applicants will be required to provide a self-tape of their monologue (details will be provided ), or to have had their audition filmed at Spotlight’s headquarters in Dublin (early booking is advised ). Please note there is an age restriction on this workshop – applicants must be at least 16 years of age and over.

The masterclass costs €50 and takes place on Saturday 13th July from 2pm – 5pm in the Galmont Hotel.

To apply for a place, contact Emma by email: [email protected] The closing date for applications is 5th of July 2019

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