Cian McElhone to Join Irish Film Board in the Role of Business Affairs Manager

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Cian McElhone to Join Irish Film Board in the Role of Business Affairs Manager

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB), the development agency for the Irish film, television and animation industry is delighted to announce the appointment of Cian McElhone, who will join the agency's Business Affairs team in the position of Business Affairs Manager.

As a media lawyer in Philip Lee, one of the largest and most active film and television practices in the Irish market, Cian has worked on a wide range of projects across feature film, animation and TV including The Secret Scripture, The Lobster, My Name is Emily, Bridget & Eamon, Ripper Street, The Hallow, Kiva Can Do, The Day Henry Met and the The Young Offenders to name but a few.

Commenting on the appointment, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, Deputy Chief Executive, Teresa McGrane said, "We are delighted to welcome Cian to the team. I’m very confident that the industry will benefit from the wealth of experience that he brings to the role."

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Teresa McGrane, the Business Affairs Manager at the IFB will be responsible for a substantial amount of the IFB's contracting requirements across all projects and expenditure initiatives and will be the key point contact for companies contracting with the IFB.

Commenting on his new role, Cian Mc Elhone said, “I am delighted to be joining the team at the IFB at a time when the Irish film, TV and animation industry is doing so well. I look forward to working with Irish filmmakers on their projects and building on this success with the IFB into the future.”

Cian will begin this role in June 2017.