23 September 2019 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME
IFTA to host ‘Casting Screen Talent’ event with Casting Director Maureen Hughes on March 5th
13 Feb 2015 : Seán Brosnan
Maureen has cast over 40 feature films and 22 dramas
IFTA have announced that they will host a ‘Casting Screen Talent’ event with Academy members with renowned Casting Director Maureen Hughes on Thursday, March 5th, 2015.

Maureen has cast over 40 Irish features and 22 dramas, with credits including ‘Once’, ‘Love/Hate’, ‘Raw’ and most recently the acclaimed political biopic ‘Charlie’.

At this IFTA Academy Members event, Maureen will explore the process involved in casting for the screen such as working with the director, auditions, watching a lot of shorts and creating chemistry between actors in casting.

Maureen joined UK Casting Director Susie Figgis in 1996 to cast the lead role for Neil Jordan’s ‘The Butcher Boy’ and subsequently went freelance in film and television casting. Film credits include the low budget Irish film ‘Once’ which won an Oscar for Best Song in 2009 and ‘Six Shooter’ which won the Oscar for Best Live Short in 2006. Other films include ‘Wakewood’ with Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle and Timothy Spall.

She is about to begin work on a new historical drama ‘Generation’ which will shoot in May of this year and is set in the period of 1916.

Maureen operates out of the Bow Street Screen Acting Academy in Dublin where she is part of the team who run The Bow Street Programme for Screen Acting. Previously run through The Factory in Barrow Street, Hughes joined Shimmy Marcus and Paul O Connor last year to establish the new Actors Studio in Bow Street. This initiative has proved successful and the team now run an Actors Studio, Bow Street Young Filmmakers Academy and they have also recently announced a collaboration with Spotlight UK.

The IFTA Academy Members event ‘Casting Screen Talent’ will be held on Thursday, March 5th. Academy members can RSVP to academyevents@ifta.ie.

More information on this event and other IFTA events can be found on the IFTA website: www.ifta.ie.




BREAKING NEWS
IFTN talks with Maddie Rice & Kate Kennedy, writers of new RTÉ Comedy Pilot 'Handy'
Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne talks with IFTN ahead of the Season 5 Finale
Finné Series 2 returns for six weeks as part of TG4's Wednesday Documentary Season
First-Look Trailer Releases for ‘The Rhythm Section’

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
IFTN talks with Maddie Rice & Kate Kennedy, writers of new RTÉ Comedy Pilot 'Handy'
Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne talks with IFTN ahead of the Season 5 Finale
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
IFTN Talks with Charleigh Bailey, Writer and Star of new RTÉ Comedy Pilot 'Headcases'
06 Sep 2019 
Producer AnnaMay Mullins discusses The Irish Derby – Níos Mó Ná Rása, which airs on TG4 this Wednesday at 9:30pm
04 Sep 2019 
Barry Keoghan Joins the Cast of Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’
26 Aug 2019 
Aisling Bea’s New Comedy Series ‘This Way Up’ Begins Streaming on Hulu
22 Aug 2019 




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter