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#GetIntoFilm Panel Series: Getting Cast in a Film/TV Series

AuditionAli Coffey & Mel Churcher

Wednesday 31st, 7pm

Filmbase are delighted to announce our first monthly #GetIntoFilm pane;. Taking place this Wednesday 31st at 7pm until 9pm in Filmbase, the panel will consist of Casting Director Ali Coffey & Actors’ Coach Mel Churcher on the topic of “Getting cast in a Film/TV Series.”

The talk is open to anyone looking to get cast in a Film or TV Series and is free for Filmbase members and €5 for non-members but you must reserve your place as there are only a limited number of places available.

To book a spot please contact Filmbase on 01 679 6716 and dial 0 for reception.

Ali Coffey

Ali Coffey

Ali is known for being talkative, that’s if you can hear her over her hair. Straight out of the womb she was off to the theatre, hell bent on keeping her finger on the pulse of all the acting talent in Ireland. After a brief dalliance with acting in her teens, Ali started as a casting assistant at the tender and awkward age of 17, a love affair with the craft was born and from that, the rebellious child that is AC Casting sprung forth in 2002. Carving out a niche in commercial casting, she went on to dive headlong into drama projects too.

Some of the projects she has cast include: Outlander (2015), Black Sails (2015), Reign (2013-2014), The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2013), Hysteria (2013), Foreign Exchange (2013).
Ali has also cast a large variety of commercials and Music Videos.


Mel Churcher

Born Ann Churcher, Mel worked as an actor and broadcaster for twenty years. Her work included leading roles at the National Theatre, New Shakespeare Co. and extensive film and television work including classic series such as Upstairs Downstairs, Edward VII and Duchess of Duke Street.

Mel is now best known as an international acting and voice coach, and this has been the main part of her carreer for the last twenty-five years. She’s run voice/text courses in America, Singapore, Norway, Portugal, Hungary, Czech Republic and Croatia. Mel is also one of the top dialogue and acting coaches in movies. She has worked on over 50 major film and TV projects. The full list can be found on IMDB. She also directs in the theatre and has her own producing company, Trojan’s Trumpet. As well as working with actors, Mel teaches leaders of business and commerce charisma, confidence and presentation skills.
Below is a list of the actors/presenters Mel has coached (voice, dialect or acting) for theatre, film or TV (in alphabetical order):

Victoria Abril, Liam Aiken, Rafael Amargo, Thora Birch, Raymond Blanc, Katherine Borowitz, Gerard Butler, Henry Cavill, Joan Chen, Olivia Cheng, Noel Clarke, Kerry Condon, Charlie Cox, Daniel Craig, Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Dancy, Day (Thaitanium), Stephen Dillane, Jason Donovan, Joel Edgerton, Christopher Egan, Alice Evans, Laurence Fox, Benno Furmann, Martina Gedeck, Paul Giamatti, Giancarlo Giannini, Ioan Gruffud, Sienna Guillory, Chin Han, Desmond Harrington, Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Remy Hill, Djimon Hounsou, Kathryn Hunter, Milla Jovovich, Angelina Jolie, Felicity Jones, Claudia Kim, Keira Knightley, Jessica Lange, Uli Latukefu, Alexandra Maria Lara, Jet Li, Kate Maberly, Antonio Mancino, Ivano Marescotti, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelson, Johnny Lee Miller, Samantha Morton, Esther Nubiola, Frances O’Connor, Clive Owen, Mica Paris, Lorenzo Richelmy, Sam Riley, Michelle Ryan, Rodrigo Santoro, Til Schweiger, Sheridan Smith, Stellan Skarsgård, Edward Speleers, Ray Stevenson, Joss Stone, Harry Treadaway, Tricky, John Turturro, Leonor Varela, Jon Voight, Amr Waked, Leonor Watling, Ray Winstone, Tom Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Casper Zafer, Billy Zane & Zhu Zhu.


  • 31st August 2016

Panel time:

  • Wednesday 7pm until 9pm


  • Free for Filmbase Members / €5 Non-Members


  • Filmbase, Temple Bar, Curved street, Dublin 2.

If you would like to attend you must reserve your place as there are only a limited number of places available. Please contact Filmbase on 01 679 6716 and dial 0 for reception. For more information, email Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking a course.