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Annie Murtagh-Monks – MC
Casting Guild Australia WA Rep | MC for Ruby’s Choice
Annie Murtagh-Monks is a casting director and acting coach and has worked on 38 film & television projects shot in Western Australia, including Rabbit Proof Fence, Japanese Story, Last Train to Freo and Drift. She helped cast several internationally successful WA actors in their first screen roles including Heath Ledger, Melissa George, Emma Booth and Jai Courtney. During 2017 and 2018 she has been casting director and acting coach on Matchbox Pictures’ 30 episode TV drama series “The Heights” for the ABC, Australia.
Annie founded PAC Screen Workshops and PAC Script Lab – public readings of WA feature film scripts. Annie also co-founded the WA Chapter of Women in Film & TV International. She is national treasurer of the Casting Guild of Australia and is a sessional part time lecturer in Screen Acting at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts ( WAAPA) .