Free Workshops and Webinars Summer Series

In collaboration with Screen Skills Ireland’s Stakeholders Scheme, Bow Street Academy is thrilled to present a broad range of training initiatives for actors in the Film & TV industry. We have assembled some of the top practitioners in the business to bring you FREE training and exciting workshop opportunities to help improve your craft. Check out the full list of options below.

APPLYING: If you are applying for more than 1 Webinar or Workshop you can send just 1 email and list the codes for the various events you wish to attend in the 1 email.

THE ART OF CASTING WEBINAR

TUTOR:  LOUISE KIELY                      WEBINAR                UNLIMITED PARTICIPANTS
DATE: Adults  – CLOSED       Teens – AUGUST 17th   12pm – 1pm           FREE
APPLY: CV & HEADSHOT to training@bowstreet.ie   SUBJECT LINE:  BOW1              Please state if you are applying for the Adult or Teen Webinar.
Deadline for applications is:  July 17th

This Q&A with Louise Kiely is focused on the varied roles of a Casting Director and the evolution of online casting in today’s Covid-19 climate. This webinar will also include a case study on the casting of Normal People with comparison and contrast with the casting of What Richard Did. The webinar will demystify the casting process from Films to TV to Commercials. 

Louise Kiely trained and worked as actor for a period before setting up Louise Kiely Casting in 2005. Since then she has built up her reputation as one of Ireland’s leading casting directors. Recent credits include Normal People, The Green Knight, Dating Amber, Dublin Murders, Herself, Arracht and Dead Still.

 

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ONLINE CASTING WORKSHOP

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS WORKSHOP

TUTOR:  LOUISE KIELY               ONLINE WORKSHOP             15 PARTICIPANTS
DATE:  Adults  – July 28th    Teens  – July 29th     TIME: 2pm – 5pm      FREE
APPLY: CV & HEADSHOT to training@bowstreet.ie       SUBJECT LINE:  BOW2       Please state if you are applying for the Adult or Teen Workshop.

Deadline for applications is:  NOW CLOSED

This is a practical workshop to be conducted online with Louise Kiely on how to audition online.  This workshop will show actors the latest method of casting online which is increasingly being used internationally.  Open to all actors with at least 1 IMDB credit.

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ON SET INTIMACY: ACTORS & DIRECTORS

TUTOR: ITA O’BRIEN           ONLINE WORKSHOP                  40 PARTICIPANTS
DATE:  July 21st  FULL         July 22nd  SPACES       

DURATION:  11am – 4pm            FREE

In partnership with SCREEN DIRECTORS GUILD of IRELAND                                      APPLY: CV & HEADSHOT to training@bowstreet.ie       SUBJECT LINE: BOW3
Deadline for applications is:   NOW CLOSED

This workshop is designed to give Actors and Directors working in the Film & TV best practice guidelines and awareness of the importance of on set intimacy guidelines and how they improve the quality of the work, not hinder it. Open to all professional Actors and Directors working in the industry with at least 1 IMDB credit.

Ita O’Brien is an Intimacy Coordinator and Movement Director for film, television, and theatre. She has been developing best practice when working with intimacy, scenes with sexual content, and nudity in film, TV, and theatre – the ‘Intimacy on Set’ guidelines. Ita pioneered the role of Intimacy Coordinator and she is well known for her work in this regard on the shows Normal People, I May Destroy You, Gangs of London, Gentleman Jack, Sex Education and many more..

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ON SET INTIMACY FOR PRODUCERS, HOD'S & CREW

TUTOR: ITA O’BRIEN                   ONLINE WORKSHOP            40 PARTICIPANTS
DATE: July 24th                              DURATION: 11am – 4pm        FREE
In partnership with SCREEN PRODUCERS IRELAND                                                 APPLY: CV to training@bowstreet.ie     SUBJECT LINE: BOW7
Deadline for applications is:  NOW CLOSED

This workshop is for Producers working in the Film & TV industry who wish to understand the ever evolving role of an intimacy coordinator and the importance of putting intimacy guidelines in place.   Participants will also be guided on best practice ranging from scheduling to contracts to legals and working in a post Civid-19 environment.

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STORY STRUCTURE FOR ACTORS

TUTOR: EILISH KENT                      WEBINAR             UNLIMITED PARTICIPANTS
DATE:  August 8th                           TIME: 10am – 1pm                                   FREE
APPLY: CV & HEADSHOT to training@bowstreet.ie       SUBJECT LINE: BOW10
Deadline for applications is:  August 6th
Open to all working actors looking for an insight into scripts that will help them understand story and develop character.  Topics covered include:  What is a screen story.  Authors voice.  How audience engages with stories on screen.  Emotion, catharsis and the arc of transformation.  The basics of the three act structure. Elements of a screenplay.  Dramatic conflict   Character and characterisation.  Want versus need.  Point of view.

Eilish Kent is the Associate Lecturer in Writing TV Drama at The National Film School at IADT and has over 25 years professional experience at a senior level in television and film in Ireland in drama and factual content. She consults to the Arts Council on cultural and experimental film. In addition, Eilish works freelance as a producer, story consultant and trainer.

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SCENE TEXT ANALYSIS FOR ACTORS

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS WORKSHOP

TUTOR: EILISH KENT                  1 HOUR WORKSHOP             20 PARTICIPANTS              DATE:  August 8th   3  slots available:  2pm  or  3pm  or 4pm                    FREE              Participants must have attended the STORY STRUCTURE WEBINAR earlier in the day to participate.   

APPLY: CV & HEADSHOT to training@bowstreet.ie      SUBJECT LINE: BOW11
Deadline for applications is: NOW CLOSED
This online workshop will go into greater detail and explore  elements of a scene including how to read a scene/script, dialogue and subtext. It  is a full interactive experience for actors with possibly some advanced prep work required.  Open to any actor with at least 1 IMDB credit. Limited to 20 students per session.

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STANDARD ENGLISH DIALECT WORKSHOP

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS WORKSHOP

TUTOR: GERRY GRENNELL       ONLINE WORKSHOP              14 PARTICIPANTS
DATE: August 13th and 14th      DURATION: 2 Days 10am – 5pm            FEE: €40
APPLY: CV & HEADSHOT to training@bowstreet.ie      SUBJECT LINE: BOW12
Deadline for applications is: NOW CLOSED
For any actor who is serious about forging a career in the Film and TV industry, one of the most important skills required is the capacity to master an accent. Waiting for a reason to tackle it is like waiting for somebody else to take the job. This intensive online workshop  will give participants a unique opportunity to hone their dialect skills. Aimed at actors with at least 1 IMDB credit.
Read recent reviews here.

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SELF TAPING

TUTOR: SHIMMY MARCUS              WEBINAR              UNLIMITED PARTICIPANTS
DATE: August 18th  2pm – 5pm       Duration: 3 Hours                                         FREE
APPLY: CV & HEADSHOT to training@bowstreet.ie         SUBJECT LINE: BOW13
Deadline for applications is:  August 14th
Increasingly one of the biggest complaints from Casting Directors is the poor quality of Actor’s Self Tapes. This webinar will offer a fool-proof guide with follow-up handouts to help actors film quality self tapes that will greatly increase your chances of being cast, or called for audition.

Shimmy Marcus is an award winning filmmaker and is Creative Director of Bow Street Academy.

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GERRY GRENNELL MASTERCLASS

TUTOR: GERRY GRENNELL        ONLINE WORKSHOP             14  PARTICIPANTS         DATE: August 20th and 21st        DURATION: 2 Days  10am – 5pm          FEE: €40

APPLY: CV & HEADSHOT to training@bowstreet.ie       SUBJECT LINE: BOW14
Deadline for applications is:  August 3rd

Gerry Grennell is one of the top Acting, Voice and Alexander Technique teachers in the world. This workshop offers serious actors the opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business who’s clients have included Heath Ledger, Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Johnny Depp, Oscar Isaac and many more.  For more details on this workshop read here.

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GENERAL AMERICAN DIALECT WORKSHOP

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS WORKSHOP

TUTOR: GERRY GRENNELL       ONLINE WORKSHOP              14 PARTICIPANTS
DATE: July 30th and 31st      DURATION: 2 Days 10am – 5pm            FEE: €40
APPLY: CV & HEADSHOT to training@bowstreet.ie     SUBJECT LINE: BOW19
Deadline for applications is: NOW CLOSED
For any actor who is serious about forging a career in the Film and TV industry, one of the most important skills required is the capacity to master an accent. Waiting for a reason to tackle it is like waiting for somebody else to take the job. This intensive online workshop  will give participants a unique opportunity to hone their dialect skills. Aimed at actors with at least 1 IMDB credit.
Read recent reviews here.

GerryGrennell

HOW TO FIND AN AGENT

PANEL:  tbc                             WEBINAR                     UNLIMITED PARTICIPANTS
DATE: August 24th tbc         DURATION:  2 Hours                                           FREE
APPLY: CV & HEADSHOT to training@bowstreet.ie       SUBJECT LINE: BOW15
Deadline for applications is: tbc
A chance to get an insight into the holy grail for unsigned actors – how to get an Agent?

FINDING AN AGENT

DIVERSITY ON SCREEN

PANEL: Dr Susan Liddy (Chair WFT Ireland)   Seán McGovern (GAZE Dublin LGBTQ+ Film Festival)  Stephanie Broocks (Broocks Agency)  and more to be announced. Chaired by Esther McCarthy.

WEBINAR                      UNLIMITED PARTICIPANTS    DATE: August 26th tbc          DURATION: 2 Hours                                                            FREE
APPLY: CV & HEADSHOT to training@bowstreet.ie     SUBJECT LINE: BOW16
Deadline for applications is:  tbc
Hosted by Esther McCarthy this webinar aims to look at where our industry is at in relation to diversity and the historical context for future growth.  Open to any professionals working in the industry. Panelists tbc

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BRANDING AND SELF PROMOTION FOR ACTORS

PANEL: tbc                                 WEBINAR                         UNLIMITED PARTICIPANTS   DATE:  August 28th tbc          DURATION: 3 Hours                                                 FREE

 

APPLY: CV & HEADSHOT to training@bowstreet.ie      SUBJECT LINE: BOW17
Deadline for applications is:  tbc
This workshop focuses on the challenges for Actors in managing their online brand, media presence, and how to make the strongest impression with potential employers like Casting Directors, Agents and Directors. Among the many topics covered are: Managing your social media profile, Collaborating with a Production Company, How to approach Agents and Casting Directors, The ideal Headshot and Showreel, Networking and Festival Etiquette, Maintaining visibility in a crowded marketplace and Finding auditions.  The aims are to give actors a clear understanding of the realities of presenting a professional image in the film and TV Industry.

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SCREEN ACTING - OBSERVATIONS FROM THE FRONT LINE

PANEL: KIRSTEN SHERIDAN, AISLING WALSH,  + more tbc                                 WEBINAR          DURATION: 2 HOURS         FREE           UNLIMITED PARTICIPANTS   DATE: August 31st tbc
APPLY: CV & HEADSHOT to training@bowstreet.ie      SUBJECT LINE: BOW18
Deadline for applications is: tbc
Open to any actors working in, or interested in working in the Film & TV industry.

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