Archives for July 2014

Frontline Actors’ Agency

Frontline Actors’ Agency are seeking three male actors for their client roster.

Actor one:    Playing range 35 – 45 years
Actor two:    Playing range 35 – 45 years
Actor three: Playing range 45 – 55 years

Applicants should be experienced professionals.  Frontline is a co-operative agency and applicants will need to have a comfortable level of computer literacy and be happy to work as part of a team and on behalf of other clients.  All necessary training will be provided.
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Justice for the Locked Out Greyhound Workers


On 17th June workers with Greyhound Recycling and Recovery arrived at work to be told that unless they agreed to a 35% reduction in their wages they could not clock in. The company had already hired security to ensure that the men could not enter their place of work and new agency workers immediately began carrying out their jobs. The 70 men affected said they were willing to work under their existing terms and conditions of employment but management refused their request. The men have been locked out of their jobs.
Sign the online petition.

Powerscourt Theatre present BEEZIE

Powerscourt Theatre is delighted to bring “ Beezie” back to Dublin this Summer with a lunchtime performance by Sheila Flitton of her one-woman show. In the play, Beezie tells of her youth, her friendship with the young W.B. Yeats, her brief marriage in mid-life, her rescue from the Great Famine and her moving and hilarious campaign of resistance and escape from the County Home. Sheila Flitton has 35 years experience in theatre, TV and film.

She has written three novels and several plays, including ‘For Better or For Worse’ which won a Listowel Writers Award and premiered in the US, Harbour Nights, Voices from the Past, which was produced as a radio play for RTÉ and Money is The Root, which, after being staged in Dublin, RTÉ commissioned a six part adaptation.

TV credits include Glenroe (Josie), The Irish RM, The Snapper and Lilac Bus among many others. She was nominated for best actress in the Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2004.

14th – 26th July 2014
at 1:00 p.m.
Preview shows: 14th & 15th July

Ticket booking:
Tel: (01) 6111060

Tickets: €10
Previews: €8

European Commission Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee

To read the latest report from the European Commission Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee meeting for the Audio Visual Sector click here

Revolution – Axis Theatre, Ballymun Wednesday 16th July @ 8pm

REVOLUTION! is a devised piece of theatre created by freerein theatre company in early 2013, which directly reflects what is happening in Ireland today and the possibility of revolution. REVOLUTION! was premiered at the Collaborations Festival in Smock Alley Theatre 2013 and since that time has been hosted by community venues in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow throughout 2013 and 2014. REVOLUTION! recently completed a successful run at the Chancery Lane Theatre, Dublin 5th – 9th May 2014 and will be at the Axis Theatre, Ballymun on Wednesday 16th July 2014. Tickets cost €8/€5 (Community group rates available) Tel: 01 8832100 for more information.

Masterclass with Roger Frappier in association with Galway Film Fleadh

Date: 10/07/2014
Duration: 3.15pm – 6pm
Venue: The Radisson Hotel, Galway
Cost: €50.00

Course Profile:
An interactive masterclass in the methodology, skill and aesthetics of film producing, conducted by leading producer Roger Frappier, as an advanced training course for Ireland’s emerging professional film producers and directors in order to develop, improve and enhance the skill base in this area.

The masterclass shall take the structure of an in-depth examination of various aspects of the work and the experiences of the producer. The facilitator will probe these areas and also provoke key interactions between the subject and the participants.

Areas being examined may include:

  • What is the role of the producer?
  • From script to screen
  • Relationship with the director
  • Relationship with the writer/story editors
  • Relationship with cast
  • Relationship with editor
  • Relationship with composer

This will be demonstrated with the aid of audio-visual support to be selected by the facilitator. This will consist of DVD cues and soundtrack cues.

Facilitated by Kieron J Walsh, Director
Roger Frappier, Producer

Participant Profile:
This masterclass is aimed at producers and directors.

How to Apply:
Applications for this masterclass are made through the Galway Film Fleadh. Please contact Brónagh Keys at 091-562200 or email:

The closing date for applications is: 1pm Friday – the 4th of July 2014

Screen Leaders, EAVE & The Galway Film Fleadh present The Creative Producer and the Development Process

Date: 11/07/2014
Duration: 2pm -3.30pm
Venue: Conference Centre,
Radisson Hotel,
Galway Cost: €0.00

Course Profile:

  • Topics to be discussed –
  • Sourcing material (original ideas, options, writers with spec scripts etc.)
  • Approaching development commissioners
  • How to build a slate (and manage it)
  • The producer’s role in script development
  • The art of letting (scripts) go
  • The producer’s leading role in project development
  • Managing talent relationships – writer, director (and later lead cast)
  • How to stay in the picture (and keep hold of the talent)

Steen Bille, Film Commission, Danish Film Institute

Steen Bille (film commissioner, dramaturg and writer – Copenhagen, DK) has an MA in dramaturgy from Aarhus University Bille worked from 1986 at the Danish Broadcasting Association as a host and editor on radio programmes on current culture. Steen Bille co-wrote Niels Arden Oplev’s internationally award-winning movie “We Shall Overcome” and “Worlds apart”. Since April 2010 Steen Bille has been working as feature film commissioner at the Danish Film Institute and is the Danish representative to the Board of Management of Eurimages. Together with his wife he has written two novels and a third will be published in September 2014.  Steen Bille was a tutor on Screen Training Ireland’s Leading Edge Programme.

Helena Danielsson, Hepp Film International
Helena Danielsson established Hepp Film International in 2003, Danielsson has produced more than 30 films and in 2012 she was awarded with a EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY AWARD – PRIX EURIMAGES for her successful work with her international co-productions and in the same year shortlisted for an Oscar with the film KIRUNA-KIGALI

Danielsson focused early on international co-productions which many of those films have reached both wider audiences as well as international acclaim and awards worldwide including titles by highly acclaimed talents like BEYOND by Pernilla August, CALL GIRL by Mikael Marcimain,  A RATIONAL SOLUTION by Jens Jonsson /Jörgen Bergmark, DAY & NIGHT by Simon Staho/Peter Asmussen, CARGO by Cliwe Gordon/Paul Laverty , WHAT NO ONE KNOWS by Sören Kragh Jacobsen , as well as working with visual artists Simone Aaberg Kaern with SMILING IN A WARZONE and Nicolas Provost´s STARDUST and THE INVADER. She´s currently in preproduction of the feature debut by American actor/writer/director Brady Corbet´s THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER”, starring Juliette Binoche, Tim Roth and Robert Pattinson.She is a board member of The European Film Academy since 2012. She was a board member of the Swedish Producers Association between 2007-2009, is a member of France based European producers´ network Ateliér Cinema Europeén (participant 2003) and EAVE (participant 2002) and is acting as the Swedish National coordinator for EAVE.

Lenny Crooks, Killer Films
Lenny Crooks is the former Head of UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund, a fund dedicated to backing innovative filmmakers and challenging material. Lenny’s investments included Lynne Ramsay’s WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, Paddy Considine’s TYRANNOSAUR and Ben Wheatley’s KILL LIST. Lenny is currently a New York based consultant advising European producers on transatlantic co-production opportunities and working with Killer Films on its development slate.

Killer Films is in its busiest ever production cycle with Todd Haynes’ CAROL starring Cate Blanchett and STILL ALICE starring Julianne Moore both in post-production. Lenny is also active in developing Killers’ new Faculty of Digital Filmmaking at Stony Brook University. Killer has successfully adapted to a changing landscape and remains committed to new ideas as the basis of an eclectic slate.

Lenny was an expert contributor to the inaugural Berlinale Residency in 2012 and continues to support emerging European producers as a regular contributor to the Screen Leaders Programme run by Screen Training Ireland.


Lenny Crooks, Killer Films
Steen Bille, Film Commission, Danish Film Institute
Helena Danielsson, Hepp Film International

Participant Profile:
Producers with industry experience.

How to Apply:
Places are limited and pre-selected please apply online at

Deadline for applications: Friday 4th of July 2014.
For further details contact

Actors Masterclass with Fionnula Flanagan in association with the Galway Film Fleadh

Actors Masterclass with Fionnula Flanagan –

Date: 11/07/2014
Duration: 3pm-6pm
Venue: The Radisson Hotel, Galway
Cost: €50.00

Course Profile:
The Actors Masterclass will be hosted by John Hubbard of Hubbard Casting and will provide an intensive interactive environment in the skills, methodology and aesthetics of film acting aimed at actors working or wanting to work more in film. The masterclass will cover such topics as:
• Starting out as an actor
• Dealing with casting directors
• Securing an agent
• Preparing for an audition
• Working on set
• Relationship with the director and many more

Tutors: Fionnula Flanagan

Participant Profile:
This masterclass is aimed at actors.

How to Apply:
All applications for the Actors Masterclass are made through the Galway Film Fleadh.  Please contact Brónagh Keys at 091-562200 or email:

The closing date for applications is: 1pm Friday 5th July 2014

The Next Big (Tax) BREAK – ACE Event at the Galway Film Fleadh

Date: 11/07/2014
Duration: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: The Radisson Hotel, Galway
Cost: €0.00

Course Profile:
A workshop presented by ACE (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen) and Bord Scannán na hÉireann /the Irish Film Board in association with Screen Training Ireland and the Galway Film Fleadh.

Fifteen European countries now have tax incentives, tax shelters or rebate schemes to support their film production industries, and at least five others are seriously considering introducing them. The schemes exist to provide additional support for national production; and they compete with each other – and with schemes now widely established across the rest of the world – to induce international producers with portable, high-budget film and TV productions to come and shoot locally.

Next year Ireland will launch a new incentive to replace its own Section 481, with a higher yield for producers and new features added. The design of the new scheme is in its final stages.

At this year’s Galway Film Fleadh, the producer-training organisation ACE will hold a round-table discussion which will put the new Irish scheme in its historical context, and assess its competitiveness and compatibility with other such incentives in Europe and beyond. Aimed at producers of all levels of professional experience with a serious interest in both evaluating and availing of the new incentive, this will also be a practical session that sets out how to make the most effective use of rebate schemes generally, individually and in combination.

Tax breaks for film production are nothing new: in the 1970s and 1980s tax-based provisions were devised to support film industries in Canada, Australia, Germany, the UK, even the US. Some of these were later discredited and abandoned. Ireland’s incentive, inaugurated in 1993 as Section 35 and later revised as Section 481, ushered in a new wave of schemes based on the rebate-of-expenditure principle, which have been very widely adopted, modified and modernised over the past 20 years.

The round-table will be moderated by Simon Perry, President of ACE, with key contributions provided by professionals with first-hand knowledge of incentive schemes in Germany, the UK, Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands, as well as by senior colleagues at the Irish Film Board.

Tutors: Simon Perry, President of ACE

Participant Profile:
Working producers with industry experience.

How to Apply:
Places are limited and pre-selected please apply online at

Deadline for applications: Wednesday the 2nd of July 2014.

For further details contact:

Fishamble’s SWING on National Tour to Two Dozen Venues

Fishamble’s SWING on National Tour to Two Dozen Venues