Deirdre Ryan and Louise Nolan meet by chance in RTÉ. Deirdre has moved from Radio into TV as a Vision Mixer while Louise works in various areas of Production from Current Affairs to Drama. While taking time out to pursue other interests, Deirdre and Louise discover they are often sought after to recommend skilled professionals for technical and production roles within an expanding broadcasting industry. A plan forms.
Both realise that their combined experience has lead to a keen eye for talent and advising their peers on the perfect person for a role, something they are also passionate about. The Production People is founded in 2004 as a centralised staffing and crewing agency. From humble beginnings at Louise’s dining room table they go from strength to strength and a penthouse office on Merrion Square. The vision has come to life.
In fact, The Production People is such a roaring success that Louise and Deirdre think to themselves, ”What about on-screen talent?” That’s where Extras Ireland comes in, founded in 2014 to source Ireland’s top Extras, Actors and Models for commercial and creative projects. Adopting the same ethos of collaboration and honesty, the Casting Agency gets busier and busier with clients and talent valuing the personal touch.
May 2018. Enter Aislinn Ní Uallacháin, the new Head of Casting at Extras Ireland. A plucky Irish actor who has made the leap into casting in the last couple of years. The Casting Agency becomes so busy that Aislinn snaps up Rachel Barrett, a recent Film & TV Graduate, as her trusty assistant. With the addition of the loyal Mary West as Payroll Administrator, the story of Extras Ireland continues to unfold… what lies in store?
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