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IFB Announces Project Manager
Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is delighted to announce that Rory Gilmartin has been engaged in the role of Project Manager for Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board. Rory will commence this role from mid-November.
For the last 5 years, Rory has headed up production and development activities for UK based Brilliant Films, a film development and production company that works closely with the UK’s leading talent agency, Independent Talent. With an emphasis on commercial director-driven material aimed at the US/international market, Brilliant’s development slate includes projects from directors Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast) and Neil LaBute (Death at a Funeral), as well as films from newer talent such as award-winning music video director Corin Hardy.
Rory also works as a consultant for New Legacy Film and in that capacity served as the UK co-producer on Summit/Constantin Film’s The Three Musketeers in 2011.
Previously, Rory who is originally from Dublin, was Head of Development at Impact Pictures where he oversaw the development of the 1st three films in the hugely successful Resident Evil franchise, amongst other titles. Rory also previously headed up development for UK production-company Harbour Pictures (producers of Calendar Girls and Kinky Boots).
James Hickey, CEO of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board said “we are delighted to welcome Rory to the role of Project Manager. His knowledge and understanding in the areas of development and production and his experience of working with creative talent will be of enormous benefit to the agency and the Irish film industry”.
Rory added “I’m hugely excited to embark on this new role at the Irish Film Board, and look forward to working with James, the rest of the Film Board team, and the fantastic pool of creative talent the Irish film industry possesses.”
As part of the IFB's long term strategy to continually enhance project development and production the Board is seeking to engage two other Project Managers in addition to Rory Gilmartin by early 2013. The Project Managers will manage projects across all genres from the initial concept / development stage right through production financing to cinema release and other exhibition to Irish and international audiences. This structure will provide multiple access points for applicants who will have the option to approach any one of the three Project Managers with development or production applications for their projects.