Irish Participants Selected for Series’ Women, Supported by Screen Skills Ireland

Friday, March 26th, 2021

Screen Skills Ireland supports Anna Mannion and Lindsay Campbell to participate in Series’ Women, the first career enhancement programme for female producers in the European drama series industry.

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to announce that producers Anna Mannion (Tri Moon Films, SKIP TO THE END) and Lindsay Campbell (Mesmeric Pictures, HERSTORY: IRELAND’S EPIC WOMEN) have been selected to participate in Series’ Women, the first career enhancement programme for female producers in the European drama series industry.

They received funding to attend through Screen Skills Ireland’s Bursary Awards Funding Scheme, which was established to assist Irish industry professionals from the screen sector to enhance their career through international skills development and, during the current crisis, through online opportunities for international skills development.

Series’ Women is delivered by the Erich Pommer Institut (EPI), in partnership with Series Mania. The programme aims to increase the visibility of female producers and female-driven projects by boosting individual careers through mentoring, coaching, state of the art training opportunities, as well as direct access to top industry players and exclusive pitching and networking opportunities at Series Mania Forum 2021.  The mentors include acclaimed international industry professionals such as Robert Franke (Vice President Drama, ZDF Enterprises, SLØBORN [2020], BEFORE WE DIE [2019]) and Leontine Petit (Producer/CEO, Lemming Film, HEIRS OF THE NIGHT [2021], BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ [2020], MONOS [2019]. There was a very high level of interest in the programme, with significant time invested by EPI in bringing the right cohort together from across Europe.

Speaking about the programme, Neil Murphy, Business Skills Development & Funding Schemes Coordinator, said, “Screen Skills Ireland would like to congratulate Anna and Lindsay on earning places on Series’ Women, which promises to be a really exciting and important programme for tackling underrepresentation in the screen industry. By fostering access to industry markets and professional networks the programme really helps increase industry exposure and business opportunities for the producers and their projects. We wish Anna and Lindsay all the best on the programme and we hope they enjoy all the incredible opportunities it offers.”