Call For: Windmill Lane Visual Effects Houdini Fx Technical Director


The FX Technical Director is primarily responsible for generating and delivering the FX requirements for a project. This includes, but is not limited to, rigid body dynamics, particle effects and fluid, cloth and fur simulations as outlined by the project brief. They also work with artists and supervisors to design systems, tools, and procedures that will enhance the faciltities workflows within this scope. Although the position is highly technical, applicants are expected to demonstrate creative abilities to seamlessly incorporate their work into a show.

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Deadline: Monday 14th 2015



Call For: Crew for BBC Drama


5 part TV period drama series for BBC1 shooting in and around Belfast from 8 February to 8 May 2016 seeks talented crew of all grades in the following departments: Production, AD, Locations, Camera/Grips, Art, Make Up and Costume.


To apply please email your current CV along with your full contact details and the contact details of two industry referees to with the department and role that you wish to apply for in the subject line by Mon 7 December 2015.


Call For: Researcher & Production Assistant

Ripple World Pictures are looking for a researcher and production assistant for a factual documentary series for TG4. TV experience and a good command of written and spoken Irish essential. Enthusiasm, drive and good attention to detail are all assets.
A full drivers license would be beneficial and all candidates must be comfortable working with animals.
Applicants sought before the closing date of Sunday, 6th December.
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Call For: Extras

Tile Films are looking for extras for a 1916 drama series for TG4. Shooting in Galway from the end of November for approximately two weeks. A number of different characters are needed for the shoot, so please could you email a recent full length photo of yourself, along with all your measurements, name, age, phone number and availability.

Payment will be cash on the day. ***PHOTOGRAPHS ARE A MUST****

Please email the extras coordinator Moira Lawson at or phone 0860861867.


Call For: Older Male English Actor


Dead Medium Productions is seeking an actor for a one-off radio drama on Newstalk. Auditions will be held over the next two weeks, production begins late November / early December.

This drama is primarily a two hander, with themes relating to Irelands relationship to the UK, mortality and the relationship between the stories people tell ourselves and the identities they form.

1 male actor – playing age early 70s (or older) – accent English RP. Specifically looking for a genuine (or extremely convincing) British ‘brigadier’ type accent, not Irish theatrical RP. This actor, ideally native English, will have the ability to portray the same character in both rude health and fragility.

Description of the character:
Philips is a retired soldier. After fighting in the British airforce in several conflicts, he retired to Ireland to county Kerry to run a B&B with his wife. Now, reaching the end of his life, he’s confined to a hospital ward, but still (at the beginning of the play) a strong opinionated character and an able storyteller. Philips is a man who seems at first a humorous character, perhaps even a cliche, but who is revealed over the course of the play to have accrued real wisdom and humility.

Although this is a radio drama, this programme will be produced entirely on location (in Ireland), and actors will be required to go off book.

Description of drama:
“The Wedding Tree is an audacious new radio drama, set in the aftermath of an accident at an Irish nuclear power plant. In the wake of the disaster, fire officer Cian Mitchell is confined to hospital. Tormented by his injuries, Cian finds unlikely comfort in the company of Philips, an elderly English patient. Philips, a retired air force officer, delivers a series of interconnected tales drawing on everything from the golden age of Hollywood to Ireland’s shameful historic mistreatment of women. At the heart of The Wedding Tree lies the relationship between orality and literacy – between the spoken and the written word. The play explores mortality, storytelling, and the interconnectedness of all things. This is a tensely paced, meditative piece of radio theatre that plays with the medium, moving from drama to storytelling and back again.”

If contacted for an audition you’ll be asked to perform two pieces, one off book provided before the audition, and one presented in the audition. Both pieces will be taken from the drama – at different points in the emotional development of the characters.

This is a paid role, at a rate 150 euro per day (for two days work). A couple of days of unpaid rehearsals are also involved.

No experience on radio / voice over necessary. Stage and screen experience preferable. Please do not send head shots as they are not needed.

Contact: Gareth Stack
Dead Medium Productions –


Call For: Experienced Make-Up Artists for RTÉ



RTÉ Television has a vacancy for a number of experienced Make-Up Artists to cover maternity-related leave to work across the full range of television programmes from Drama, Entertainment, Young Peoples, News and Current Affairs.

It is proposed to form a panel from this competition from which future vacancies as Make-Up Artists, should they arise, may be filled.

Reporting to the Planning and Resource Manager, the successful post holders will be responsible for the following:

– Apply make-up and style hair within an allotted timeframe to enhance and/or alter the appearance of people appearing in productions
– Alter or maintain make-up and hair on a production set as necessary to compensate for lighting changes and to achieve continuity of effect in fast turnaround situations
– Analyse a drama script, noting events that affect each character’s appearance so that plans can be made for each scene
– Study scripts to ascertain the materials and the look required, identifying areas where research is required and any budget implications
– Ensure continuity on a drama production in hair and/or make-up by maintaining accurate and concise continuity notes and by following other make-up artists continuity notes
– Interpret the visual requirements of a client from a producer’s brief
– Develop and design new ideas for hair styling and makeup application and communicate these effectively with clients
– Maintain up to date knowledge of available make-up, hair and beauty products and apply new knowledge to the job
– Assess performers’ skin-type to ensure that make-up will not cause skin irritations or issues
– Clean and maintain tools, workplaces, launder towels and gowns and have a full awareness of health and safety requirements

A third level Make-Up Artist qualification from a recognised college/school is desirable for interested applicants. In addition the ideal candidate should possess the following:
– Significant experience working in a similar capacity in TV and/or Film in the role of a make-up artist is essential and hair styling experience would be a distinct advantage
– An understanding and experience of make-up for screen and the impact of studio lights and HD on its appearance and rendering on screen
– A thorough knowledge of the television production process and the ability to understand script breakdown and continuity notes
– The skill to apply make-up to a professional standard within tight deadlines and in pressurised and unpredictable situations
– An ability to think creatively and develop and design new applications, looks and styles and achieve specific colour effects as required
– Aptitude to communicate with producers and to understand and visually interpret all aspects of the make-up brief
– The ability to work on their own initiative or as part of a busy team and to develop constructive and co-operative working relationships
– A full understanding of the chain of command in a studio system and an ability to communicate and receive instruction effectively in this environment

It is a requirement of the role to be able to work irregular hours with a 7 day liability and flexibility is also essential. This role involves working within TV Studio and location filming.

The salary range for this position is €32,986 to €47,215 gross p.a. and contract will be offered on a fixed purpose basis to cover maternity related leave. It is proposed that a panel for possible future vacancies will also be formed from this competition.

Applicants are invited to submit Curriculum Vitae and cover letter outlining their suitability for the position – both must be attached as one document via the online recruitment system. A practical assessment may also form part of the selection process.

Closing date of applications: 5pm, Monday 16th November 2015.

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Call For: Trainee Media Assistant, Library Service


UTV Ireland is looking for:Trainee Media Assistant, Library Service
To provide an efficient and confidential library service within UTV Television and approved external clients.
* To view and catalogue rushes material/play out material
* To add media files to DAM system along with metadata
* To carry out searches for specific footage or to find alternative material for various departments using a library system (e.g. Dam/Strix)
* To retrieve media files to send to Ingest.
* To select and retain raw digitised content for interplay
* To liaise with Belfast colleagues regarding sales and footage requests
* To deal with internal and external correspondence supplying necessary information or ensuring that it is passed to the appropriate person
* To carry out Studio services duties as required (autocue)
* To undertake any reasonable duties as requested by the Library Media Manager

* Leaving Certificate level essential
* Relevant third level qualification desirable
* Minimum 6 months experience in a media and/or library environment
* Experience of working in a fast paced and process driven
* Good knowledge of library systems and film archives
* Proven knowledge of local news, current affairs and sport
* Proven knowledge in Irish political and cultural history
* An understanding of digital management system principles used in library services
* Excellent IT skills
* Effective communication skills
* Good interpersonal skills
* Able to work under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines
* Self-motivated
* Accurate and detail conscious
* Able to multitask and manage a diverse workload
* Team Player
* Able to prioritise
* High degree of commitment and initiative
* Prepared to work flexibly and outside normal office hours to meet business needs and operational requirements


Deadline: 6th November 2015