National Film School student wins inaugrual award.

Warner Bros. Ireland has awarded a scholarship to Daniel Kelly, an MA Screenwriting student at the National Film School at Dublin’s Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT).

The scholarship will, over the course of the year, provide Kelly with postgraduate funding support and the experience of a short paid placement at Warner Bros. Ireland’s Dublin offices, as well as access to screenings and mentoring support from Warner Bros. executives in the country.

Josh Berger CBE, President & Managing Director, Warner Bros. UK, Ireland & Spain, said: “Awarding our first scholarship to a student in Ireland demonstrates our desire to support the next generation of talent in the countries in which we operate.

“Selected for his potential and commitment to joining the industry, Daniel will now have the funding to develop his skills and gain vital experience that we hope will equip him for his future career.”

The Irish scholarship is an extension of Warner Bros. Creative Talent, a key part of the studio’s long-term investment in UK creative industry skills and training.

Announced in 2013, Warner Bros. Creative Talent’s investment encompasses scholarships at some of the UK’s higher education institutions; apprenticeships with roles ranging from set-lighting to post-production; trainee positions on every Warner Bros.’ UK film production; year-long training course places for young people at inclusive theatre company, Chickenshed; work experience placements for schools local to Warner Bros.’ London HQ; and work placements on the West End musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with the most talented of the students receiving an additional three month placement.