The 26th Galway Film Fleadh, in association with Hubbard Casting, are set to host a casting workshop with Ros and John Hubbard.

Casting Director Ros Hubbard, who is from Dublin, set up Hubbard Casting with her husband John, who is from Norfolk, in 1976 and now works from their HQ in London and Dublin. Their children, Dan and Amy, have since joined them in the business and are very successful casters in their own right. Amy’s recent work includes Homeland directed by Lesli Glatter, 24 directed by Jon Cassar, Tyrant produced by Howard Gordon, The Hobbit directed by Peter Jackson, and The Selfish Giant directed by Clio Bernard, for which she won a BIFA. Amy was also nominated for an Emmy for her casting on Hatfields and McCoys. Dan’s recent credits include Captain Phillips, Suite Francais and Downton Abbey. He is currently working on Zafari for director Steve Barker.

In a career that has spanned over 30 years, the Hubbard’s most notable discoveries have included Orlando Bloom, whom they cast in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Kate Winslet and they currently have Aidan Turner and James Nesbitt starring in The Hobbit. In addition to presiding with Alan Parker over the epic Irish casting process for The Commitments, the many notable recent Hubbard Casting credits include Dracula Untold for Universal and director Gary Shore, Spy for director Paul Feig, Sunset Song for Terence Davies and Kajaki. They are currently involved in casting a production from the Marian Keyes novel The Other Side of the Story with Michael Garland producing and Ian Fitzgibbon directing.

Ros has won many awards for her contribution to film, the last being when she and John were honoured for their work on The Commitments at the Oscar Wilde Awards in LA in 2011. Recently, in an effort to assist films getting made they have started to produce, they are continuing to develop Gods and Men for director Gary Shore and One Square Mile, but love and will continue to cast.

Places on the casting workshop are limited – all successful applicants MUST bring an updated CV and headshot with them on the day, and have a monologue prepared and ready to perform (no longer than 1 minute). The Hubbards may choose to ‘spot pick’ performers as there may not be enough time for everyone to perform. Please note there is an age restriction on this workshop – applicants must be over 17 years of age and as old as they like!

The workshop costs €50 and will take place on Saturday July 12th from 2pm – 5pm in the Radisson Hotel, Galway.

To apply for a place, please email an updated CV and headshot to masterclasses@galwayfilmfleadh.com

For further information on all masterclasses and workshops, contact Brónagh Keys at 091-562200 or email: masterclasses@galwayfilmfleadh.com

The closing date for applications is: 1pm on July 4th, 2014

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