Screen Industry Education Forum

Screen Skills Ireland host the annual Screen Industry Education Forum with the aim of bringing screen industry stakeholders, education/training providers and policy influencers together to focus on the skills development challenges and opportunities of the screen sectors in Ireland. In November 2018, the inaugural Screen Industry Education Forum was held in Dublin. The guest speakers at the event included: Kate O’Connor (Independent Consultant and former Executive Director at Creative Skillset) Jeff Stepakoff (Executive Director at the Georgia Film Academy) Gabrielle Kelly (Screenwriting Faculty at the American Film Institute and Expert on the use of Media Labs for Skills Development) Ailie Smith (CEO Creative Media Skills at Pinewood UK) Paula Campbell (Skills Executive – Aim High Programme at Northern Ireland Screen) Paul Wilkes (Global Head of Talent Management at Moving Picture Company) Andrew Barnes (Associate Director at Olsberg SPI). Dr. Vivienne Patterson (Head of Skills and Engagement at HEA) Paul Healy (CEO at Skillnet Ireland) Natasha Kinsella (Dublin Regional Skills Forum Manager) Helen McMahon (Senior Executive Client Skills at Enterprise Ireland) Dr. Annie Doona (President at IADT and Chair of the Board at Screen Ireland) Stephanie Comey (Senior Manager Sectoral Development and Media Literacy at BAI) Elaine Geraghty (CEO at Screen Producers Ireland) Jim Duggan (Chairman at VFXAI) John Phelan (Independent Chair at Animation Ireland) Birch Hamilton (Executive Director at Screen Directors Guild) Elizabeth Brennan (Industry Liaison at Screen Guilds Ireland) Shane Nolan (SVP Technology, Consumer & Business Services at IDA)