As a member of the IFB's core creative team, Andrew will also play a close consultative role with regard to feature film, documentary, animation and short film projects submitted for production funding.
Meehan comes to the IFB with eight years' experience as a writer and script editor. He was recently a writer on the Sigma Films/Zentropa Films Advance Party trilogy - the first of which is Andrea Arnold's Red Road - and has had a number of scripts in development with broadcasters and production companies in the UK.
Before writing full-time Andrew was head of development at Antonine Films (Orphans and Magdalene Sisters) in Glasgow and then at Accomplice Television (Pure Mule and Bachelors Walk) in Dublin.
Meehan's appointment concludes a complete change in senior staff at the IFB, a process that began as part of a restructuring process in September 2005, prior to the appointment of Simon Perry as chief executive.