Screen Skills Ireland has announced further details for the Responsible Production Event, including a draft schedule and speakers. They will host a number of highly-respected industry experts to discuss some of the most important issues facing the industry currently, including skills development, inclusion, diversity, gender, dignity in the workplace, and sustainability/green film making.

This event is open to those who are involved in the screen sector (Film, TV, Post Production, VFX and Animation) in Ireland who are interested in responsible production. This is a free event, but registration is required and places are limited. Please register by Thursday 3rd October 2019 via the Eventbrite page.

The draft schedule for the day is as follows:

Responsible Production for the Screen Sector in Ireland – Wednesday 9th October 2019 – Alex Hotel, Dublin

9.30am – General Welcome & Introduction

9.45am – Responsible Production Event Overview – Gareth Lee (Screen Skills Ireland)

10am – Panel 1 – Identifying Skills Needs on Production and Capturing Outcomes and Impact of Skills Activity

Panel Guests – Catherine Roycroft (Cartoon Saloon), Jane Leonard (Really Useful Training & Development), Edmund Sampson (Line Producer), Miriam Cahill (Skills Development Officer), Elizabeth Brennan (Screen Guilds Ireland) and Panel Chair: Emer MacAvin (Screen Skills Ireland)

10.45am – Panel 2 – Diversity and Gender on Screen and on Production – Visibility & Access

Panel Guests – Jimmy Smallhorne (Actor), Jordanne Jones (Actor), Garry McHugh (Young Irish Film Makers), Dr. Zélie Asava (Author), Edward Crean (National Disability Authority), Grainne Humphreys (VMDIFF) and Panel Chair: Marian Quinn (Janey Pictures)

11.30am – Tea/Coffee Break

12.15pm – Panel 3 – Inclusivity for the Screen Sector – Data, Standards, Policy & Action

Panel Guests: Dr. Annie Doona (IADT & Screen Ireland), Melanie Hoyes (BFI), Nahrein Kemp (Film London), Zbyszek Zalinski (RTE), Adaku Ezeudo (Diversity & Inclusion Consultant) and Panel Chair: Marian Quinn (Janey Pictures)

1-2pm – Lunch

2pm – Panel 4 – Sustainability and Green Film Making

Panel Guests – Emellie O’Brien (Earth Angel), Birgit Heidsiek (Green Film Shooting Founder), Geraldine Moloney (Film Distributors’ Association), Eleonora McNamara (Freelance Visual Artist), John Gormley (Screen Producers Ireland), Roser Canela-Mas (BAFTA Albert), and Panel Chair: Steven Davenport (Screen Ireland)

2.45pm – Panel 5 – Responsible Production and Positive Workplaces

Panel Guests – Anneliese O’Callaghan (Head of Production World 2000), Susan Kennedy (HR Consultant Media/Entertainment), Anna Donegan (IBEC Keep Well Mark), Elaine Geraghty (Screen Producers Ireland), Martin Mannion (SIPTU) Diarmuid Goggins (Director) and Panel Chair: Fran Keaveney (Screen Skills Ireland)

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