BROADCAST TV MENTORSHIP
Start Date: September 2021
Screen Wexford has joined forces with award-winning Shooter-Director Barry Donnellan to deliver a new mentoring programme in the area of Broadcast TV. Donnellan, who works mainly in TV documentary, creating content for RTE, TG4, Virgin, BBC, Discovery, UTV, and a range of international production companies, will support two Wexford shooter-directors to develop their practice as filmmakers and also create pathways to work in the Irish TV industry.
This will be targeted at those with some experience so consideration will be given to those that have an existing body of work, the number of years of work and credits. This particular partnership is not for new entrants. It is anticipated that mentoring partnerships will last between three and six months.
This initiative is part of Screen Wexford’s Skills Strategy and is supported by Wexford County Council. It is hoped that this inaugural programme will be an ongoing initiative that will take on more mentees over time. It will be targeted at mentees from under-represented groups who are already experienced in cinematography or camera operating.
Application Process: Please note that mentorships have been filled for 2021. Selected filmmakers to be announced.