Masterclass with Documentary Filmmaker George Carey

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Screen Training Ireland are delighted to support a documentary masterclass with George Carey at the 16th Cleraun Media Conference taking place 11th to 13th of November in Chartered Accountants House, Dublin. This year’s conference title is Investigative Journalism on the Digital Frontier – New Sources, New Tools, New Technologies, and New Audiences.

George Carey’s masterclass will focus on producing an independent documentary (storytelling, research, financing, production, distribution). The masterclass will include a screening of his film MASTERSPY OF MOSCOW – GEORGE BLAKE which was shown on BBC 4 Storyville last year and nominated for a Grierson Award.

Carey’s other credits include TERROR IN THE MALL, BABITSKY’S WAR and THE VALLEY which won the Prix Italia and the Golden Nymph in Monte Carlo; as well as his landmark documentary series RUSSIA with Jonathan Dimbleby, THE PLAGUE, CENTURY ROAD, VISIONS OF HEAVEN AND HELL AND TESTING GOD. Before becoming an independent producer Carey worked at the BBC where he was the creator and first Editor of Newsnight and later Editor of Panorama. After 20 years running a successful independent company, Mentorn Media, he returned to shooting and directing his own films, many in Russia.

The masterclass takes place on Friday, 11th November at 7.30pm. For further information and a full breakdown of the conference please visit

Cleraun Media have offered free conference passes to the first 20 people to contact stating they saw the conference advertised on the Screen Training Ireland website. Please note you need to contact the above email address requesting your pass as we are not involved in the administration of these passes.

Tickets for the conference can be purchased online at Eventbrite

The 16th Cleraun Media Conference is supported by RTÉ, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the Irish News in Belfast, and Amárach Research.