The Business of Auditioning Seminar

Filmbase are hosting a Seminar on ‘The Business of Auditioning’ for aspiring screen actors on Wednesday 26th August, 6.30pm–9pm. The session is aimed at new and emerging actors who are looking to learn more about the casting and audition process for film, television and commercials.

The panel for the seminar includes casting director Thyrza Ging, whose credits include Prosperity, George Gently, Savage, Badly Drawn Roy; director Paddy Breathneach (Shrooms, Man About Dog, I Went Down); and actor Hugh O’Connor (Chocolat, The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, Summer of the Flying Saucer, My Left Foot). The panel will cover topics including headshots and CVs, preparing for castings, audition technique, taking direction, and how to be smart in the acting world. The seminar will conclude with an audience Q&A.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided on the evening along with an opportunity to meet and discuss the trials of auditioning with your fellow actors.

Places on the seminar cost €10 and are strictly limited and MUST be booked in advance. To book a place, contact Filmbase on 01 679 6716 or email

Aspiring actors may also be interested in listening to a podcast interview with Thyrza Ging on the Film Ireland website. The podcast can be found here: