Industry: Free event on How to get a Job in Film at Filmbase

Fancy a career in film but finding it difficult getting your foot in the industry door? Well you’re in luck as Filmbase are hosting a How to get a Job in Film event.

How to get a Job in Film is a free information session on Thursday 9th April, 7pm until 9pm. The event will see a panel of film experts, including Ireland’s leading producer of U.S-Originated feature films and television drama, Morgan O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan’s recent credits include Vikings, Camelot, and The Tudors. He will be joined by cinematographer David Grennan, who’s worked on Eamon, Kisses and What Richard Did. Grennan was nominated by IFTA for the Director of Photography award for What Richard Did. BAFTA and ACE winning editor, Tony Craunston will also be attending; his credits include Perrier’s Bounty, Amber, Love Rosie, and The Death of a Superhero.

Noel Quinn, an Emmy-nominated Sound Recordist, has worked on feature films, documentaries, and commercials in a number of countries worldwide, and has lectured extensively on the topic. His body of work includes Michael Collins, Reign of Fire, and The Butcher Boy. Stunt Coordinator, Joe Condren is a member of Stunt Register Ireland which was set up to regulate and actively promote Irish Stunt Professionals. He is known for his work on King Arthur, In America, Calvary, Foyle’s War and Moone Boy. Graphic designer Paul Brady started working in the movie industry as a storyboard and conceptual artist for Mel Gibson’s Icon Productions. His credits include Ripper Street, Penny Dreadful, Calvary, and Brooklyn.

Director Juanita Wilson will also join the Filmbase panel. Wilson sources new projects for development and is currently writing and directing her own material for Octagon Films. She was selected as one of Variety’s top ten directors to watch in 2011 based on the critical success of her first feature film As If I Am Not There, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Her short film The Door, was nominated for an Oscar in 2010.

How to get a Job in Film is a free event and is open to anyone wanting to learn more about the film industry. Places are limited, so you must book your place by emailing and typing Job in Film Event in the subject bar or by calling Filmbase on 01 679 6716.

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