We're delighted to announce Ros, John and Dan Hubbard  as special guests at this year's festival.

Legendary Casting Directors Ros & John Hubbard will share some engaging insights into their life and career in the film industry. They have worked side by side as the world renowned Hubbard Casting for 46 years. Their son Dan joined the business when he was 21, his credits include The Hurt Locker, Bourne Supremacy, and King Kong, and can list Kate Winslet among his discoveries. He has carved out his own career independently over the years and is now one of the UK’s leading screen Casting Directors.

Maureen Hughes will host a Q&A session with them on Sat 27th May.

What exactly does an agent do? Top talent agent Lisa Cook answers that question in conversation with producer Ed Guiney, Patron of the festival David Puttnam, and casting director Maureen Hughes'.

The Lisa Richards Agency founded in 1989 by Lisa and Richard Cook, provides representation for actors, comedians, voice over artists, authors & playwrights, directors, screenwriters, designers, composers and presenters, representing some of Ireland’s finest creative talent for over 33 years.

Bow Street Academy and Maureen Hughes Casting will present this 2 day workshop introducing you to the basic essentials of screen acting and working with the camera. Covering all the rudiments from auditions through to performance, this workshop will demystify all parts of the craft including the key differences between stage and screen, casting, self-tapes, shooting and performance analysis.

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