Ladies and gentlemen, the tweetups just got even hotter.
To get you all into the summer feel we have invited Brendan McNamara from Beach Casting to come along as our guest speaker at the next tweetup. Brendan is an established Casting Director who has a host of feature films, commercials and television castings under his belt.
How does it work? The Q&A sessions which take place before many of our informal networking evening and gives actors, producers and directors a chance to get up close and personal in an intimate environment with key industry professionals. Typically we have no more than 15-20 in the room so not only does the guest speaker have a chance to speak to everyone, but you also get a opportunity to really ask the burning questions you have always wanted to know.
Brendan is a seasoned professional. If you want to know about casting he is your guy (I’ve heard him speak before!). And he’s even written a fantastic book, you can find here. We will also be doing a competition in the next week for one lucky member to win a copy of his book, ‘It’s the Audition, Stupid’ so please check back here and on FB.
For more info we have included Brendan’s full bio below.
BOOK your place for the Q&A here: http://tinyurl.com/TweetupJuly2012
How much? £10 for the hour, or 2 of you for £16… so why not tell a friend and bring them along.
Details: Brendan McNamara from 6.30 – 7.30pm
Date: 4th July
Place: Jewel Bar, Piccadilly Circus, 4-6 Glasshouse Street London, Greater London W1B 5DQ
And the social networking part commences downstairs afterwards.
Want to know more about Brendan: Casting Director Brendan McNamara has worked in casting since 1998. Starting as a runner at Hubbard Casting, Brendan was privileged to gain experience at one of the world’s premier casting companies. He returned to Ireland to complete a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. After finishing his studies, he returned to Hubbard Casting working on projects such as The Bourne Supremacy, Churchill The Hollywood Years, Silver City and Omagh. He was also casting assistant for two series of Taggart.
On leaving Hubbard Casting, Brendan freelanced for several other casting companies, working on tv shows like the BBC’s M.I. High, A Class Apart and That Summer’s Day. He also worked on music videos for The Streets and Franz Ferdinand, and many TV commercial campaigns.
Brendan formed Beach Casting in May 2007. Since its inception, the company has had early success in establishing a name for itself with projects like Katy Brand’s Big A** TV Show for ITV and The Agent, an independent British feature film directed by Lesley Manning and written by Martin Wagner.
Recently Brendan has cast an animated feature film for Warhammer 40K featuring Terence Stamp, Sean Pertwee and John Hurt, The Secret World Of Sam King for BEBO/Universal Records and new campaigns for NSPCC, McDonalds, Tesco and VW. He cast Treacle Jr., an independent British feature film directed by Jamie Thraves starring Aidan Gillen and Tom Fisher, which won Best Film at Dinard 2010.
In 2012 Brendan cast the British comedy Svengali staring Jonny Owens, Vicky McClure and Martin Freeman. And before he became a Casting Director, Brendan featured as an actor in the Warner Bros. film The War of the Buttons produced by David Putnam, Paramount Pictures’ Angela’s Ashes directed by Alan Parker, and BBC Production Rebel Heart, Paradise Heights and Brooklyn Bridge.