While various blockages have allowed your creativity to flow over the past few years, 2022 could bring new horizons as talent is sought in Co Louth for new TV and film initiatives across Ireland.
Three new free opportunities have been launched for writers, directors and producers in regions by the National Talent Academy for Film & Television (Academy) who wish to develop a career in television or feature film.
All three initiatives are free and aimed at newcomers to the sector as well as those with emerging and established careers in the industry. They will be practical, immersive and highly interactive and will focus on scriptwriting, directing and production.
The Academy, which was established earlier this year, aims to roll out a series of experiential and exciting programs and opportunities – with a focus on diverse and regional creative talent – throughout 2022.
Its new website www.nationaltalentacademies.ie provides a range of information and skills development as well as the launch of its first three programs. They are:
Paths. This is intended for opportunities for new talent; for those who do not work in the industry and want to know more.
Script mentoring. This is a program for new writers and script editors. Ideally, for those who have gained a foothold in the industry but need to develop their profession in order to progress further.
Shady. This program allows screenwriters, directors and producers to gain experience on the set of high-end television and film productions. It’s for established talent who want to take their careers to the next level.
The Academy is an initiative of Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland and is managed by the Galway Film Center. The network was established to develop a base of highly skilled and diverse talent and crew across the country.
“The formation of the new National Talent Academy network is an important opportunity to ensure the growth of the industry in Ireland and to reach and empower new talent and diverse teams,” said Andrew Byrne, TV Drama Project Manager for Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland. “Ireland has a real opportunity to become a world leader in storytelling and production, building on an incredible year of audiovisual production to date. “
You can find more details about the initiatives and how to apply at www.nationaltalentacademies.ie.