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Screen Leaders 2017 Deadline: Friday, April 7th
02 Feb 2017 : Katie McNeice
Screen Leaders is the company development programme designed for company leaders working in film, television, animation, games, post-production, VFX, facilities, sales, distribution and exhibition.

The programme is suitable for leaders whose companies are going through a period of change or growth, whose company vision and scope needs to be reconsidered or those who are intending to internationalise.

It’s designed for companies operating for more than five years, or with applicants who have worked for this period of time at senior management level in another company. Two individuals at senior management level are required to attend from each company.

The programme runs from June to November, with three modules and meetings scheduled between, including one-on-one meetings with course directors between the second and third.


  • Module 1: June 29th – July 2nd, Ireland
  • Module 2: August 31st – September 1st  or September 7th – 8th 2017, Dublin or Berlin
  • Module 3: November 16th – 19th, Berlin

Core Elements

  • Strategic planning consultation and mentorship
  • Implementation of strategy
  • Leadership coaching, workshops and mentorship
  • Developing a high performance culture
  • Financial planning consultation
  • Relevant company case studies
  • Industry sessions designed to respond to key objectives identified for your company

Shimmy Marcus, Creative Director, Bow Street:
“Screen Leaders proved to be a perfect combination of theory and practical advice with a concrete implementation structure so you get to see real benefits from what you learn on the course. The opportunity to network with industry leaders was also extremely beneficial and has helped us establish new partnerships and open new markets. I can’t recommend Screen Leaders highly enough for providing critical advice, feedback, and ongoing support in the development of our company.”

Lindsay Campbell, Underground Films:
“Screen Leaders is a challenging yet hugely rewarding course. It provided the business audience we needed to expand our company and move it in the right direction. Crucially, we were supported by a team and mentors who wanted us to succeed.”

Dave Quinn, CEO, Windmill Lane Pictures Ltd:
“We found the course extremely focused and tailored very specifically to our industry. It was very helpful to be coached by and hear case studies with very experienced people from Ireland and Europe who really understand the complexities and nuances of our business. The course got us from theory into action mode from the very start.”

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