Broadcasting,events,Audio Visual,digital media, content creation,advertising,corporate video


Co-founded in 2004, Louise Nolan and Deirdre Ryan combined 30 years of expertise in TV and Radio broadcasting to establish Ireland’s largest specialised staffing agency for the creative industries.

Converging on production and technical backgrounds, they developed a unique database where the specialist and professional skills of broadcasting and media could be centrally resourced and employed, for the first time.



The world of Digital and Corporate Communication, Social Media and Experiential Events has evolved and, many specialist skills are now highly sought for ‘Streaming’, ‘Content Creation’ and ‘Branded Video’… Skills our professionals have in abundance. All available for freelance, contract or full time positions.

In 2014 The Production People expanded further with Extras Ireland providing Actors, Models, Extras and Front of Camera talent, to provide a ‘One Stop Shop’ for people solutions for the creative industries.


-Our Work Family-

We believe passionately about hiring the right staff, especially our own. Our team are the ideal mix. Acknowledging and accepting each other’s unique talents and contributions we encourage everyone to play to their individual strengths and characteristics to achieve full potential. In that way we complement each other’s skills and personalities but work together in a cohesive close-knit family unit, focused on united goals.

LOUISE NOLAN – Co-Founder and Managing Director (THE MAMMY)

staffLouise, gardening and travel enthusiast, has been working in the Broadcasting and Media Industry for the past 30 years and has vast experience in TV/Commercial Production, Event Operations and Production Management. This, combined with the past 14 years’ recruitment expertise ensures an exceptional level of staffing and recruitment services to all our clients, no matter what the role.

Her expert knowledge and large industry network means she plays a central part in understanding the key areas of production, the experienced people in each area and the new or evolving trends within roles. Louise is a true ‘people person’ and her relaxed mode of interview extracts a vast scope of candidate information that far exceeds what is written on a CV. She believes that the best decisions put people first.

Just like all good Mammy’s, she holds everything together in our office on a day-to-day basis, fostering team-cohesion in a ‘lead by example’ way and is the master of ‘urgent requests’, placing or replacing people on-site within hours.


DEIRDRE RYAN – Co-Founder and Executive Director – (THE GODMOTHER)

staffDeirdre with an unquenchable love of learning, has over 20 years’ experience in Broadcasting, Media and Executive Management roles. Her expertise in Administration, Radio and the Operations / Technical side of production complements the skillset of other staff members to provide a well-rounded knowledge of the industry and the combination of staffing and skill elements that unite to make successful programming, content, commercials and events.

Deirdre is an experienced Vision Mixer, still playing an active ‘hands-on’ role in live entertainment, music and events. It is this in-depth knowledge of the industry, in conjunction with the recruitment and business skills acquired over the past decade that can assure The Production People understand the business and are confident in providing excellent service.

Taking the strategic position, Deirdre provides the team with a strong focus on objectives and overall company goals. With an analytical and factual approach, she offers creative and challenging propositions to the team while maintaining strong control on facts, figures and finances.


AISLINN NÍ UALLACHÁIN – Extras Ireland - Casting Co-ordinator

staff Since completing a degree in Drama Studies and English Literature from Trinity College Dublin in 2008, Aislinn has worked in theatre and film in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Denmark, Canada, the USA and even South Korea! We count our lucky stars that she came on board to run Extras Ireland in May 2018 - our clients and members love her kind nature and positive attitude. Nothing is impossible!

Having worked as both an actor and producer in the past, she knows how important (and challenging!) it can be to find the right cast. In her mind, casting is like match-making and she'll go above and beyond to find the perfect extra, actor or model for you. .

RACHEL BARRETT – Extras Ireland – Casting Associate & Account Executive

staff Rachel was introduced to The Production People when she started as an intern at our sister company Extras Ireland in October 2018. With a degree in Film & Television Production freshly under her belt and an enthusiasm to learn more, she thought it was brilliant to see our two companies working side by side under one roof.

As Rachel's internship came to an end we just couldn't bare to let her go, and so we didn't. Rachel now works across both companies full-time, casting Extras in a film one day, assisting in booking a Runner for RTE the next.

MARY WEST – Payroll and Administration – (THE AUNT)

staffAuntie Mary makes regular fortnightly visits to the office ensuring that the wonderful family of people who work through The Production People get paid accurately and on-time. Our very own Mrs. Doyle, she arrives with tea and biscuits, she makes sure the flowers are watered and catches up on the chit-chat before putting her precise and methodical numerical skills to the test. She checks, double checks and then checks again before pressing ‘SEND’.

Having spent a lifetime in payroll and accounts positions, she balanced her analytical side with a lifetime of providing a warm welcome and hospitality to the prominent guests and audiences of TV programmes such as The Late Late Show and Saturday Night with Miriam.

Her sincere, kind-hearted and friendly nature makes her a perfect fit for our work family.


Our work family: “All different but united by values”

Companies We've Helped

Some of the companies we've helped recruit excellent applicants over the years.