Upcoming Courses & Events

Virtual Classroom Essentials for the Screen Sector (Online) 30.03.2020

Screen Skills Ireland in association with Screen Skillnet are delighted to offer a one week online Virtual Classroom Essentials Programme. This course is being offered free of charge to support the Irish creative screen industries impacted by the ongoing situation with COVID-19. The Programme endorsed and facilitated by the Institute of Training and Development is designed

Understanding Diversity and Inclusion 12.03.2020

In this interactive one-day course participants will get a good overview of how to integrate the practice of diversity and inclusion into the day-to-day learning processes of their working environment; and take decisions in an atmosphere of respect, trust and acceptance. Areas covered include; Meaning of diversity & inclusion Why we need to be diversity

Irish Writers Pitching Programme for TV Drama & Comedy 11.03.2020

This is a programme designed to give experienced writers the opportunity to pitch directly to a selection of production companies in Ireland who are actively looking to develop their TV production slates with an emphasis on ideas that will work for the global marketplace. The companies who have confirmed participation to date include Element Pictures,

Managing Mentoring Workshop 01.02.2020

In this workshop we look at mentoring, how to manage this as part of your overall role and how, if done effectively it can have a positive impact on individuals and the industry as a whole. Things that we will cover are: What is mentoring and the impact it has How mentoring looks in your

Leading Successful Teams 25.01.2020

This course is the second in a number of three workshops run for people working in the screen industry.  It is ideal for department heads, those managing people in the industry, and people who are about to step up to this role. In this module we look at creating a great team environment in which

Assistant Editing for Non-Fiction in Association with Irish Screen Editors 24.01.2020

In this course participants will gain a full insight into the role and responsibilities of the assistant editor. Areas covered include: Organising project and footage The difference between fiction and non-fiction assisting Expectations of performance from the assistant editor Preparation Ingest of rushes Logging and synching Treatment of non-standard archive Editing Sound work – Track

In The Writers Room III 20.01.2020

MICHAEL ZAM was co-creator, writer and co-producer on the FX miniseries, Feud: Bette & Joan, which was nominated for 18 Emmys, including two for Zam, which was based on his Black-Listed screenplay, Best Actress. Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon starred in the 2017 series. Other projects include Grace, a Limited Series at HBO, which will soon

BAME/Afro Hairstyling Workshop 19.01.2020

This one-day workshop, run in partnership with the Hairstylist Guild of Ireland and Image Skillnet, is the first in a suite of courses aimed at upskilling hairstylists working with BAME hair (Black Asian Minority and Ethnic), focusing on Afro Hair. The course will cover the following: Relevant health & safety requirements Understanding & knowledge of

Building Resilience and Time Management Skills 18.01.2020

This course is the first of three workshops run for people working in the screen industry. This course will focus on helping attendees manage their time and remain resilient in this fast-paced and ever-changing industry. We will give attendees tools and techniques that will help benefit themselves, and build on becoming successful leaders/managers. The course

Mapping the U.S. TV & Global Streaming Landscape 2019 10.12.2019

This one day course will include: Detailed look at both the established Global Streaming services (Netflix and Amazon Prime) as well as the major upcoming services arriving in the next year –  Disney+, Apple+, HBO Max, Hulu, Peacock, Quibi and their impact on US and European programming and the opportunities they present to Irish Writers