Personal thoughts on Irish film, TV and other screen production
Recently on the Volta streaming platform I came across One Million Dubliners, a low-key Irish documentary from 2014 directed by Aoife Kelleher and produced by Rachel Lysaght for the Dublin production company Underground Films. The film was funded by the Irish Film Board and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. While watching, it occurred to meContinue reading “One Million Dubliners (2014) -v- Love/Hate (2010-14)”
Without knowing more about the random selection process, it’s hard to predict how much of the €105 million allocated to the BIA scheme will go to the screen sector, which arguably is not in need of such assistance given the record production levels of recent years.
Gene Wilder’s 1974 vanity project is one of the more unusual Hollywood depictions of Ireland and the Irish.
The 2020 Shooting Crew Agreement between SPI and SIPTU is testament to improving industrial relations in the Irish screen industries.
The most striking feature of the WRC’s report is the degree to which it legitimises the remarkable recent trend in the industry towards film worker organisation, not through the traditional medium of trade unions, but through the ‘guilds structure’ that continues to evolve, with 24 new guilds currently listed under the SGI umbrella.
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