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Women in Film & Television Northern Ireland to Host Seminar with Casting Director Carla Stronge
07 Mar 2019 : News Desk
Women in Film & Television UK
The Emmy-Award winning Northern Irish casting director will be the subject of the seminar titled ‘The Process of Casting’, taking place at The Dark Horse in Belfast on Wednesday 20th March.

After completing her degree in film and television in London, Stronge worked across a wide variety of production jobs before returning to Northern Ireland. Currently based in Belfast, she began street casting for feature films and set up Ireland’s largest extras agency, The Extras Dept.

Stronge quickly became the leading casting agent for any productions and casting directors visiting Northern Ireland. Her first official casting credit followed, assisting in the epic countrywide search for local talent for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’. Carla has worked on all eight seasons of smash-hit television series, winning Emmys in 2015 & 2016 for Outstanding Casting in Drama Series, as well as racking up Artios Award nominations in 2017 & 2018, after becoming a member of the Casting Society of America.

Stronge’s first casting director credit was BBC 2’s critically acclaimed drama series, ‘The Fall’, starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, which aired in May 2013 to record audiences. She has also cast several independent dramas and feature films as well as Channel 4’s ‘Derry Girls’ – their biggest comedy success since 2004.

This seminar is described as a must for professional actors, as well as directors, producers and writers who want to deepen their understanding of how best to engage with actors and the process of casting itself.

In this session, Carla will explore the process of casting, from the early stages of breaking down a script; to developing characters; how actors are selected for auditions; the audition process itself; self-taping; how the final decisions are made; what goes on when a deal is done and what happens on set and after.

‘The Process of Casting’ will run from 5.30pm– 7.30pm (Session starts at 6pm). 

Click here to book tickets for the session 

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