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Irish Casting Database Fishpond Expands into Children’s Casting & the UK
01 Aug 2013 : By Kevin Cronin
Fishpond acting database connects Irish actors and casting agents.
Fishpond, the Irish acting database that brings Irish talent to the attention of casting directors, has expanded its operations into the UK and with the addition of a ‘Pondlings’ section for younger actors.

Since it was founded in 2008, over 600 companies have registered with Fishpond to avail of its pool of Irish talent for TV, film and advertising work.

Casting director Ali Coffey spoke to IFTN this week and described the recent improvements Fishpond has made to its services in upgrading the site and database.

‘We rebuilt the whole platform here in Ireland and introduced lots of features that casting directors wanted to see. We looked at other casting platforms around the world and tried to bring our own ideas to it and make Fishpond rank right up there. And we’ve introduced the children’s side of it, which is brand new and called Pondlings,’ she said.

Ms Coffey explained that casting directors are the main people that Fishpond has dealings with, while also catering for Irish actors based in Ireland and the UK that wish to gain access to them.

‘We’ve had a lot of interest and encouragement from the casting directors in the UK as well. Irish actors may not be as well known to them, so the feedback from the UK has been great, and we’ve been giving it a major push over there with an online advertising campaign to ensure we’re on everybody’s desktop,’ she added.

Ms Coffey is also delighted with the positive response to the Pondlings section of the database so far, giving talented youngsters the opportunity to get an early start in their acting careers.

‘Pondlings is going great so far. We’ve literally got all kinds of people signing up, from babies to teenagers with a good bit of experience, and every age in between,’ she said.

Further information on Fishpond can be found on their website by clicking here.

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