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OSCAR winner John McDonnell will elad the new programme - Pictured above are Paul Patton, Director of Further Education and Training, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, Eimear Brophy, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and Paul C. Ryan, Regional Film Manager at Film in Limerick. Picture: Don Moloney OSCAR winner John McDonnell will elad the new programme - Pictured above are Paul Patton, Director of Further Education and Training, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, Eimear Brophy, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and Paul C. Ryan, Regional Film Manager at Film in Limerick. Picture: Don Moloney

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OSCAR winner John McDonnell to lead new Creative Producing training programme

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OSCAR winner John McDonnell will elad the new programme – Pictured above are Paul Patton, Director of Further Education and Training, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, Eimear Brophy, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and Paul C. Ryan, Regional Film Manager at Film in Limerick. Picture: Don Moloney

OSCAR winner John McDonnell to lead new Creative Producing training programme for budding film producers

OSCAR winner John McDonnell John McDonnells credits include ‘Arracht’, the Irish language feature film currently screening in cinemas nationwide

John McDonnells credits include ‘Arracht’, the Irish language feature film currently screening in cinemas nationwide

Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick and the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board are delighted to announce the launch of a new Creative Producing for Film & TV Programme which is now open for applications.

The programme which runs over 20 weeks part-time, is aimed at storytellers with ambitions to produce feature films and TV series and is led by OSCAR-winning producer John McDonnell, whose credits include ‘Vivarium’ starring Jesse Eisenberg, and ‘Arracht’, the Irish language feature film currently screening in cinemas nationwide.

The free programme will address a wide range of skill areas, such as script editing, finance models; legal issues, effective distribution, film markets and pitching.

With over 30 current industry film professionals on board as guest tutors during the programme, participants will gain the knowledge and skills to successfully navigate the business side of film and TV and develop careers as creative producers.

Commenting on the new initiative Paul C. Ryan, Regional Film Manager at Film in Limerick said: “We see this new programme as a key part of our strategy to develop creative producers in the region. We are looking for entrepreneurial storytellers with the passion and determination to find, develop, and attract finance for ambitious projects ideally to be made in the Mid-West. We are delighted to partner with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board for this initiative.”

The course is funded by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board as part of its ongoing partnership with Film in Limerick to develop new film and TV talent in the region.

Paul Patton, Director of Further Education and Training, with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board said: “With the ETB’s significant role in skills training as well as the socio-economic and cultural life of the region, we are delighted to continue to support Film in Limerick on this producing training programme. It will offer a further opportunity to grow and enhance the production skills base in the region.”

To apply for a place on the programme please visit HERE 

About Film in Limerick

Film in Limerick was established by Innovate Limerick and is supported by funding from Enterprise Ireland as well Limerick City and County Council and Clare and Tipperary County Councils.

Film in Limerick acts as a one-stop shop for filming in the Mid-West, supporting productions looking for locations, crews and support to film in the region. They are also active in training and up-skilling aspiring and emerging filmmakers and companies based in the region.

Innovate Limerick was established by Limerick City and County Council to help drive innovation and aims to develop Limerick’s business ecosystem and position Limerick City and County as one of the most attractive locations to start and grow a business.

With the success of Limerick’s Troy Studios, Limerick City and County Council has made film a priority in the region. As part of this focus, the council along with Clare and Tipperary councils joined together to recruit a Regional Film Manager to develop filmmaking infrastructure, create new training programmes in the region, and work to make the mid-west an attractive destination for foreign productions.

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is the state education and training authority for the Limerick and Clare region in Ireland. It is one of 16 statutory regional education authorities established by the Education and Training Boards Act 2013. The authority delivers educational services to over 34,000 students and learners annually. Its Further Education and Training Division offers targeted education and training to meet the specific skills requirements of employees and its enterprise partners across Limerick and Clare.

For more stories on Film in Limerick go HERE 

For more information on Film in Limerick go HERE

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