#Industry: Top industry leaders announced for Screen Leaders 2017 Programme

The Irish Film Board has announced the selected participants for the 2017 Screen Leaders programme.  Top industry leaders from: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hungry, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal and Spain will converge in Ireland for the first module of the programme in June.

Screen Leaders provides participants with the skills to lead their organisation in a complex, innovative and evolving international marketplace. It is designed for industry leaders working in film, television, animation, games, post-production, VFX, facilities, sales, distribution and exhibition.

Screen Leaders is a really well thought out program and even though the level of experience and competence of the chosen participants is extremely high, the main benefits to them are gaining access to additional tools and insight to help them navigate their companies through the ever changing environment of film and television.
Andy Mason, co-CEO – Altitude Films

The programme is custom designed in consultation with participating companies – it is this bespoke approach with makes the programme unique. Content is tailored to the participant’s requirements, making it relevant to their company and targeting the markets which their business operates within. It supplies companies with an international network that supports growth in business.

The Screen Leaders Programme is funded by the Creative Europe Programme and the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann.

The participants for 2017 are:

Speers Film, Ireland
Jonny Speers, Managing Director/Producer
Clare Connolly, Manager/Producer

De Mensen, Belgium
Ivy Vanhaecke, Head of Production/Exec Producer
Jean-Christophe Massart, Finance Manager

Hungarian National Film Fund, Hungry
Dr Ivett Szimics, Head of the Legal Department
György Ráduly, Head of the Film Archive Department

Amour Fou, Luxembourg/Austria
Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Managing Director
André Fetzer, Line Producer

Giant Animation, Ireland
Alex Sherwood, Creative Director
Jonathan Clarke, Head of Production

Garden Films, Portugal
Hemi Fortes Criado, Owner/Producer
Bruno Moraes Cabral, Owner/Producer

Calico Pictures, Ireland
Kate McColgan, Managing Director/Producer
Annie Barclay, Producer

Cinenord, Norway
Silje Hopland Eik, CEO/Producer
Terez Hollo-Klausen, Producer

El Zorrero Films, Ireland
Ciarán Deeney, Managing Director/Head of Development
David Clarke, Managing Director/Head of Production

We are delighted to have secured a group of top international executives onto the 2017 programme and we look forward to working with them on the strategic development of their companies.  We aim to provide the participating companies with the skills they need to build sustainable businesses in a complex and ever-changing international marketplace and the opportunity to focus on and invest in their own personal leadership and their companies evolution.
Helen McMahon, Programme Director Screen Leaders