Irish Film Board supports the six month programme.

Creatives and executives from Egg Post Production, New Europe Sales, Fantastic Films, Beo Post-Production, Wildcard Distribution, Juris Podnieks Studio, Paul Ellis Productions and Warnier Posta will participate in this year’s Screen Leaders programme.

The programme is delivered by Screen Training Ireland, part of The Irish Film Board. 

“Screen Leaders has an impressive alumni of industry speakers and participants dating back to 1999 and consistently growing. This programme yields real longterm results for the companies and individuals participating on the programme and has a key role to play in the development of companies across the screen industries throughout the European Union,” programme director Helen McMahon said.

Participants will take part in the six-month programme by developing strategic plans for their own businesses, with company meetings and one-on-one mentors to help them along the way.

Guest speakers this year include Altitude’s Andy Mayson, Brown Bag Films’ Cathal Gaffney, and Siun Ni Raghallaigh, financial planning at Biz Success and CEO of Ardmore Studios.

The 2014 participants are:

Egg Post Production
Gareth Young, company director
Gary Shortall, company director

New Europe Film Sales
Jan Naszewski, CEO [pictured]
Katarzyna Siniarska, head of sales

Fantastic Films
Brendan McCarthy, owner/producer
John McDonnell, owner/producer

Beo Post-Production
Ben Catford, MD
Ida Maria Slagrup, operations manager

Wildcard Distribution
Patrick O’Neill, CEO
Suzanne Murray, head of marketing

Juris Podnieks Studio
Antra Cilinska, MD
Marta Kontina, head of marketing and PR

Paul Ellis Productions
Paul Ellis, producer/owner
Joanne O’Hagan, producer/owner

Warnier Posta
Peter Warnier, owner
Christian Muiser, management