26 May 2017 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
News
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME

Irish Film and Television Network

 »

News

 »

VFX News



Promising Signs For Creative Enterprises Following SECC Symposium
2016-11-09 16:25 : Nathan Griffin
The Southern Eastern Creative Corridor (SECC) Symposium enjoyed a big turnout to what was a vibrant and busy schedule last week.

The Symposium was held in the Wicklow County Campus last Thursday, November 3rd and saw a number of industry experts and entrepreneurs  come together to discuss and explore creative and business opportunities. The initiative aims to support the growth and development of enterprise within or associated with the audio-visual sector in the South-East.  

The Symposium also gave enterprise representatives and key industry stakeholders an opportunity to discuss key trends and opportunities for business growth in the creative audio-visual sector.

Attendees heard from an array of speakers including Paul Young, CEO of Cartoon Saloon, Naomi Moore, CEO of Windmill Lane Recording, Sarah Dillon, Executive with the Irish Film Board, Jim Duggan MD of Screen Scene and Siún Ni Raghallaigh, CEO of Ardmore Studios. Attendees were also given the opportunity to network and enquire into various topics discussed following the speakers.

Guest speakers touched on the many positive aspects of the industry with Siún Ní Raghallaigh emphasising the exponential growth and demand for content, and furthermore the impact that technology has had on how content is being created and consumed. Jim Duggan highlighted balance in the skills of company directors between creativity, technology and finance as the key to a successful creative business.

Paul Young and Naomi Moore both recognised VFX and Animation as a key area of growth in the audio-visual sector in Ireland, and emphasised its potential to create jobs and sustain businesses.

All speakers supported the description of the industry as a continuously evolving sector that needs to stay competitive and ahead of industry trends and developments.

Bryan Doyle, Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council:
“It is clear that the vision for an internationally recognised audio visual industry cluster has real potential, whether you are on the creative or production side, or whether you are supplying the increasingly specialised needs of the sector, the audio visual and film sector in this region is one that has huge potential to grow, generating world class enterprises and creating jobs in the region.”

The Creative Corridor business development programme commenced on December 7th, 2016 and will be followed by a series of training workshops and accountability boards in each County around Ireland.

The programme will culminate with an Audio Visual Summit in December 2017.

Visit Creative Corridor Online for more information




BREAKING NEWS
“It is a work of art, a wonderful and moving experience” - President Michael D. Higgins on Co. Kerry Film, ‘The Uncountable Laughter of the Sea’
‘Ray Donovan’ Actor Cathal Pendred to take leading role in ‘Lore’ Adaptation for Amazon
Creative Europe MEDIA Upcoming Funding Deadlines
CineMagic Summer Scheme: Call For Young Film Consultants for CineMagic Belfast

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Stunt Professional Tristan McConnell talks working in Ireland, ‘Pilgrimage’, ‘Vikings’, ‘Game of Thrones’ & 'Into the Badlands'
A Day in the Life of a Post-Production Supervisor: Sean Smith of Brown Bag Films
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
Promising Signs For Creative Enterprises Following SECC Symposium
09 Nov 2016 
The South East Corridor Symposium to take place in Wicklow County Campus
26 Oct 2016 
Junior Dublin Film Festival Launches Programme
09 Nov 2000 
EDITOR'S PICK
Barry Keoghan impresses Internationally in Rave ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ Reviews
Interview with Irish Film Board Chair & IADT President Dr Annie Doona
Irish Talent Longlisted for the TV Choice Awards
New Animated Series for US Network PBS Kids by Sixteen South
MORE ON IFTN
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter