Larry Bass, Guest Speaker

In 1999 Larry Bass established ShinAwiL Productions Ltd. Larry has Executive Produced the Irish versions of the multi award winning series’, THE APPRENTICE & DANCING WITH THE STARS, that won 3 Irish Film and Television Awards, DRAGONS’ DEN, MASTERCHEF, THE VOICE OF IRELAND.  Other recent productions include HOME OF THE YEAR, WHAT ARE YOU EATING?. The ShinAwiL development team is currently in development on original series’ for the Irish, UK and USA market, both scripted and non-scripted. Forthcoming drama’s include the upcoming crime drama series CLEAN SWEEP. ShinAwiL also have many other series in development with global co-producers. Previous credits include POPSTARS, YOU’RE A STAR, TEST THE TEACHERS, CHARITY LORDS OF THE RING, FAME THE MUSICAL and THE OBESITY CLINIC. In 2000, Larry was elected to the national Executive of Screen Producers Ireland (SPI), serving as deputy chairman from January 2003 to February 2004, and as Chairman from February 2004 to February 2005.  Larry has served on advisory boards of FÁS Screen Training Ireland and Entertainment Masterclass. He has served on juries for the International Emmys, Rose d’Or, BANFF and Real Screen Television Awards. Larry has guest lectured at DIT Dublin, IADT Dublin, CIT, Carlow IT, EAVE+, Screenleaders, MipTV and MIPCOM, SPAA Australia and Entertainment Masterclass. Larry served on the Board of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from 2010 to 2015. Larry is now a board member of Screen Ireland.