Previously known as Ireland Actors’ Guide, we are excited to rebrand and relaunch, introducing CastandHire.
CastandHire is a creative platform for collaboration and education. Hosting expert masterclasses, designed to inspire and support our members whilst providing you with the tools and techniques to develop your creative skills.
Use CastandHire to expand your network, cast actors, hire crew, rent film equipment, learn new skills, and promote your talent. We’re passionate about film, and we’re here to help you create something amazing! Read more...
“I attended a workshop run by the site last year. At the event, Maureen Hughes lead me to Louise Kiely where I was cast in ‘Love Rosie’, so a big thank you for that!!”
“Thank you for a lovely piece of work I got through the website. It was with Bluefoot Productions who are based in the States, and was a piece for ESPN, based on the College Football trophies made in Waterford Crystal. So I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU (the money really helped toward Christmas). Keep up the great work!”
“Yesterday, I went to my first professional TV audition for a TV3 production ‘Ireland’s Notorious Bank Robberies’. Today I was told I landed the speaking role of ‘Detective’. A sincere thank you for the opportunity I received through the site.”
“I’ve been thoroughly impressed from start to finish, from the website to the opportunities I’ve received and the tone you guys have set; really great. Thank you for letting me be apart of it.”
“We cast our latest feature film using the older site and couldn’t be more impressed by its accessibility and the calibre of talent. With membership opening up to filmmakers, having crew, actors and film equipment in one place will be invaluable to the industry. I’m looking forward to using the site to source everything we need for our next project!”
“So much of the work I used to book was from people who found my profile on Ireland Actors’ Guide. I’m really excited for IAG to relaunch (as CastandHire I believe) so I can get my profile back out there through the platform.”
“I would recommend The Camera Blocking and Staging Masterclass to filmmakers of all levels. The scope and quality of the material covered is of an exceptionally high standard, and there are real practical takeaways to implement directly into your work. Write a script, watch this course, then go make a film!”
“I recently took the 'Self Taping for Success Masterclass' and it was fantastic. I’ve been an actor for many years, successfully auditioning in person and via self tapes, but this series has addressed so many tricky issues I've come across when taping at home and led me to inexpensive alternatives to the equipment that makes self taping massively easier. As an actor we need to concentrate on the work, and booking the role - this series shows you how to do just that!”
“The Masterclass 'Making The Cut' was enlightening as an actor studying the craft of film. To be mindful of what you are offering the editor in your performance is not something we are trained to know as actors, yet is essential and benefits the whole process of filmmaking. Ben’s guidance has stuck with me in every project I’ve worked on since and helped me incorporate a deeper understanding of what happens beyond the performance on the day. Highly recommended.”
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It’s inspiring to learn from the masters, but it’s even more inspiring to see their approach to filmmaking when they were just starting out. We’ve selected 8 short films from top directors – before they were famous.
All actors want one… But how does the whole process work? Here we’ll break down how to get an acting agent, what role they fill within your career goals and within the industry.
As we edge closer to the Halloween season, we felt it was only right to showcase a mix of intriguing tips to get you inside the mind of the genre’s top filmmakers and help you plan your own great horror film.
Whether you are contacting an agent, director, producer or casting director, you will need to write an acting cover letter. Here are some tips to help yours stand out from the pile!
Many screenwriters overlook the importance of well-rounded characters to a story. We’ve put together an essential checklist to help if you’re struggling to make your characters stand out.
Are you passionate about acting? Does your heart speed up every time you watch a play or enter a movie theatre? Do you feel the desire to perform running through your veins?
Directing a film can initially seem like a daunting process. But having a well-planned pre-production strategy will vitalize your skills. We’ve put together 4 staple resource tips to help you ensure that your first film shoot goes off without a hitch!
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Whether you’re a first-time filmmaker working on a low budget, or a seasoned professional in need of an extra boost, a well-planned crowdfunding campaign can make the difference between a dream and reality.
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Tension is a fundamental aspect of cinema that takes years to master. Bold and brave decisions are often required to push your film to the next level, so we’ve put together 4 useful and proven techniques to help you craft the perfect tension-filled ride.
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