Spider-Man- No Way Home

Source: Sony Pictures

Spider-Man- No Way Home

Screen Ireland’s National Talent Academy Network is expanding to include a National Talent Academy for VFX as part of a drive to attract more Irish talent into the sector. 

Ireland’s VFX houses recently worked on Marvel Studios’ WandaVision and Spiderman: No Way Home, Netflix’s The Irishman and HBO’s Game Of Thrones.

Colman Farrell, head of skills and professional development at Screen Ireland, said: “The new academy is designed to address skills needs for the VFX sector as it grows rapidly, and create opportunities for new entrants from a range of diverse backgrounds.”

The creation of the academy will be led by Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet (CCIS), working with the regions, community groups, industry bodies and other diverse entities. 

The National Talent Academy network also consists of a talent academy for film and TV, as well as a talent academy for animation.

In 2023, the network delivered 5,000 skills development placements.