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5 Top Tips to be a Successful Casting Director

Create a Casting Plan The first thing a casting director must have is a screenplay to work with. Sometimes the companies that you are working with will provide you with one but it is also likely that you’ll have to create your own. If it’s your own work, you’ll know...

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Ikea’s ‘ghosts’: making different more trendy

Winning ad Creative agency: Mother Creative Team: Ana Balarin and Hermeti Balarin Client: Kemi Anthony, advertising manager, UK & Ireland, Ikea Production company: Blink Director: Dougal Wilson Home decoration giant Ikea has recently brought home a Thinkbox Academy...

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Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is considered by many as the world’s biggest festival for the advertising and creative communications industry. The festival begins today and takes place over the next 5 days at the Palais des Festivals et des...

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The FIFA World Cup

After 4 years of waiting, the FIFA World Cup is here again with the first game kicking off between the hosts, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. The FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events in the World and it is where all the best players in the world come...

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Why You Should Be Casting Across The Pond

Casting Director Chris Snode graduated from the University of Florida and was their first NCAA Champion back in 1978, so knows his American Sport inside and out. Here at Chris Snode Casting we bring something extra to the casting process being the most awarded casting...

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Winter of ITV Sponsorships

The third round of fixtures of the Natwest 6 Nations were played out this weekend. The biggest shock of the weekend took place in Edinburgh as Scotland ran away from England winning 25-13. It was the first time that Scotland had won the Calcutta Cup in ten years....

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Chris Snode commericial awards 2016

GUINNESS - NEVER ALONE Advertising Agency - AMV BBDO; Production Company - Stink; Director - John Hillcoat; Casting - Chris Snode Casting Cannes Lions 2016 - Glass Lion (London) Cannes Lions 2016 - Alcoholic Drinks - Gold Lion (London) British Arrows Awards 2016 -...

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Henry Scholfield

Self-taught in the industry of film-making, Henry Scholfield is now an award-winning director of both Commercials and Music Videos. EARLY DAYS Henry Scholfield began as an animation producer for Partizan, one of the industry’s leading content creators. He emerged as a...

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Adam Pretty

Now a professional sports photographer, Adam Pretty discovered his passion for his line of work at school, where he first studied photography. After leaving school, he began to work as a freelance photographer before starting his career as a news photographer for the...

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Casting Director’s Audition Checklist

Before auditions begin: Photocopy releases forms. Get pens or pencils if needed. Take down audition signup on callboard. Make copies—one for each director to have in the room and one for the assistants to have outside to check people in when they arrive. Post a sign...

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Casting On Football’s Biggest Stage

Next summer, Russia will host the 21st FIFA World Cup finals, lasting from 14th June to 15th July. The tournament will see 32 teams battle in a group stage, before 16 teams reach a knock-out stage. Amongst the favourites to win the tournament, the current holders...

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Declan Lowney

From creating short films on his uncle’s Super 8 camera, Declan Lowney is now a highly sought after director in television, film and commercial productions. Humble Beginnings: Growing up in Ireland, Lowney’s directorial debut was a documentary about the Wexford Film...

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Rugby’s Sidestep Into Unknown Territories

In 2019, Japan will become the first Asian country to host the Rugby Union World Cup. The ninth edition of the William Webb Ellis Trophy will take place from the 20th September to the 2nd November next year. 2015: Year of the All Blacks The last tournament took place...

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PyeongChang 2018 Preview: Winter Olympics XXIII

In just over a week’s time the worlds showpiece winter sports event will take place. The Winter Olympic games, followed by the Winter Paralympic games takes place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It will be the first time the country has ever hosted the winter games, and...

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Derek Cianfrance

Derek Cianfrance attended the University of Colorado Boulder, studying film production and at 23, he wrote, directed, and edited his first feature film Brother Tied. This premiered and won a award at the International Film-festival Mannheim-Heidelberg. Commercials...

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2018 IIHF World Championships & Casting

This week marks the start of the ice hockey world championships in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark. This championship will kick off on the fourth of May with the United States competing against Canada as well as Germany vs Denmark. The tournament will see 16 countries...

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Asia the fastest growing sports market in the world

At the recent Nielsen conference Asia was named the fastest growing sports market in the world, according experts Nielsen Sports the global leader in sports intelligence, and One Championship Asia’s largest global sports media property. The potential and size of the...

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