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Deputy Chief Executive / Head of Business Affairs
The Head of Business Affairs is responsible for all aspects of the financial and legal activities of the agency, dealing with the negotiations of deals in respect of production loans and playing a central role in the development and growth of the agency.
Teresa has over 18 years industry experience and is a qualified CPA and also has an MBA.
The Financial Controller is responsible for all accounting and external reporting. This role also involves preparing Bord Scannán na hÉireann / Irish Film Board (IFB) accounts, liaising with the Comptroller and Auditor General's office, and providing statistical analysis.
Before joining the IFB 8 years ago Celine, a qualified CIMA accountant, gained 8 years public sector accounting experience in the UK.
This is a jobshare position working with the Financial Controller.
Business and Legal Affairs Coordinator
The Business and Legal Affairs Co-ordinator handles the contracting process for the BSÉ/IFB's investments in documentaries, television series, and completion funding as well as for film festivals, Guilds and other special purpose areas of the Irish film industry, from initial drafting stages to the closing of each funding agreement. The role also includes the monitoring and management of the delivery requirements across all feature length projects.
Mary Callery brings over 25 years' experience in the Irish film and television industry to her new role at the IFB. Her previous positions include ‘Commissioning Editor - Drama' at RTE where she commissioned a number of award winning dramas including Proof, The Clinic, No Tears, Bachelor's Walk and Paths to Freedom. More recently Mary was an Executive Producer at Parallel Films where she was involved with all aspects of the company's films and television drama slate from ideas generation to delivery. Credits at Parallel include nine single television films for UTN/SyFy and Crown TV in the US, Ruth Rendell's 13 Steps Down and the feature film The Food Guide to Love currently in post-production.
For the last five 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).
Keith brings a wealth of experience with him from his current role as Head of Production at the Film Agency for Wales, where he is responsible for a slate of over 50 active feature film projects. Recent productions which he oversaw from development through to production and exploitation include KelIy and Victor, Resistance, The Gospel of Us, We Went to War and Hunky Dory. Forthcoming productions include Isabel Coixet's Panda Eyes.
From 2007-2010, Keith was the Head of Talent at the Film Agency for Wales. Films the agency invested in during this period include Submarine, Mugabe and the White African, Patagonia and I am Slave. Prior to working at the Film Agency for Wales, Keith was Head of Development at Dan Films, responsible for a slate of projects intended for cinema release including Christopher Smith's Triangle as well as working with acclaimed novelists Tom Rob Smith and Jeff Noon on feature projects.
Production and Development
The two Production Executives, alongside the Chief Executive and Development Executive, form the key creative team at Bord Scannán na hÉireann / Irish Film Board (IFB). They are responsible for funding decisions as part of the Project Group and the management of supported projects through financing, production, sales and distribution. This includes creative, budgetary and financing advice as well as providing support through the production process. They are also involved in the design and implementation of industry production initiatives.
Emma has over 15 years film industry experience and also has an MA in Television and Film Studies.
Production and Development Co-ordinator
Alongside the Development Executive, the Production & Development Co-ordinator assesses projects for funding, manages the Boards development slate and is also responsible for contracting and budgetary arrangements for all development projects including features, documentaries and animations. This role also has a close consultative function in regards to all areas of production.
Sarah has over 5 years experience in the industry and holds an MA in English Literature and a BA in Media, Communications and English.
Schemes and Applications Co-ordinator
The Schemes & Applications Co-ordinator manages the Irish Film Boards short film schemes from application stage through assessment to final selection. Once funding decisions have been made, is then responsible for contracting each project, ensuring all contractual obligations are met by the producers throughout each stage of production to final delivery of the film for its premier screening. This role is also responsible for processing and co-ordinating all funding applications made to the Board in advance of funding decision meetings.
With over 14 years industry experience Jill has completed an MA in Public Advocacy & Activism from the Huston Film School and a Diploma in Humanities for Video & Film Production from the GMIT.
Marketing and Communications Executive
The Marketing & Communications Executive manages the marketing strategy for the promotion of Irish film. This involves implementing national and international publicity and advertising campaigns, industry events, the production and distribution of relevant marketing materials, the promotion of new talent through our short films and festivals and publishing news and information on the progress of the Irish film industry.
With over 9 years experience in the film industry, Louise has completed an MA in Film and Television, BA in English and History and a Diploma in Marketing, Advertising and PR.
Irish Film Commission
The Film Commissioner is responsible for all aspects of marketing Ireland as a film and television location. The Film Commissioner promotes Ireland as a centre for international production and also administers the International Production Fund. This role involves working with other national bodies to create a film-friendly working environment for local and incoming audiovisual production.
Before working in the IFB Naoise spent 7 years working as a freelance Location Manager. He also has a Degree in Film Production.
Deputy Film Commissioner
The Deputy Film Commissioner coordinates the work of the Film Commission, handling production enquiries from local and international filmmakers, managing the digital-photo locations database, coordinating events and marketing activities, and liaising with members of the FILM DUBLIN Partnership and Network of Regional Film Offices, as well as assuming the role of Film Commissioner when required. The Deputy Film Commissioner also administers the Regional Support Fund.
Mags has been working for the Film Board 8 years. She has an MA in Media Studies, a BA in English Literature and Sociology and a Diploma in Marketing and PR.
Executive Assistant (to Chief Executive James Hickey)
The Executive Assistant is responsible for managing the diary, administration and filing requirements of the Chief Executive. This role also involves monitoring and managing the flow of information between the various units of the agency.
Niamh holds a Diploma in Marketing, Advertising and PR and a Certificate in Film and Video Production.