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Cinemagic Career Crafts programme



Date Posted: July 22, 2021

Many well-known faces from the world of TV and film will over the next couple of weeks, host masterclasses as part of Cinemagic’s Career Crafts programme.

Running as part of the acclaimed film and television festival for young people, Career Crafts is a series of masterclasses/Q&A sessions on many aspects of the film and television industry. They are designed to introduce young people (aged 18-25) to the many different fields, roles and jobs in film and television and gain insight from industry leaders while meeting other new entrants and develop knowledge and key skills.

This year they will include sessions on acting for film and TV, directing, sports presenting, TV & radio presenting and writing for screen. Due to Covid-19, these sessions will take place online.

The guest hosts said:

“I’m thrilled to be part of Cinemagic’s online Q&A events at this year’s festival. It’s a really exciting time for Irish film makers at home and abroad and Cinemagic’s programmes are the perfect way to motivate and celebrate the future trailblazers of the industry!” India Mullen

“It’s fantastic to be part of the 2021 Cinemagic virtual festival and helping young audiences to get a better insight into the world of TV and film. I’m so pleased to have a chance to be part of that work with the Acting Q&A next week and am really looking forward to seeing what questions they have for me and hoping I can share some great conversation with them.” Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

“I’m looking forward to talking with young aspiring actors to tell them about my route into acting and to share some advice based on my own experiences and knowledge about this exciting industry as well as explaining challenges and responsibilities the job brings.’” Hazel Doupe

The events taking place will include:

ACTING WITH INDIA MULLEN – 22nd July 6pm

SPORTS REPORTING & PRESENTING WITH PAUL GILMOUR – 22nd July 6pm

ACTING WITH HAZEL DOUPE – 29th July 3pm

ACTING WITH TOM VAUGHAN-LAWLOR – 28th July 3pm

WRITING & DIRECTING FOR FILM WITH MARY McGUCKIAN – 5th August 3pm

TV & RADIO PRESENTING WITH LAURA WHITMORE – 10th August 12.30pm

DIRECTING FOR FILM WITH LORCAN FINNEGAN – 12th August 3pm

TV PRESENTING & REPORTING WITH ZAINAB BOLADALE – 17th August 1pm

ACTING WITH AISLING FRANCIOSI – 20th August 2pm

The Career Crafts programme is a cross-border initiative and open to all young people aged 8-25 in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Book online at www.cinemagic.org.uk.

Cinemagic cross border programmes are supported by the Department of Education and is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

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