Posts Tagged ‘conference’

On With The Show

8th April 2011 by Maura McHugh

Now in its eighth year, the Theatre Forum annual conference, called On with the Show, is the key networking event for the performing arts sector and the only event of its kind in Ireland. It will feature a host of national and international speakers as well as plenty of time to network and exchange ideas.


On with the Show is taking place in Galway on June 9 & 10.


Conference fees include access to all sessions, lunch on both days, coffee breaks and evening dinner and entertainment.

Member (1st delegate) €129
Member (subsequent delegates) €99
Non member: €169
Special subsidised rate: €79
(note there are a limited number of subsidised places for freelance writers, directors, producers and actors. Please contact for more details.)

More information is available on the web site, where you can also purchase tickets.

ISA Con 2011

5th January 2011 by Maura McHugh

ISA Con2011

An animation and games conference for Students and Industry Professionals, called ISA Con 2011, will be taking place tomorrow and Friday:

Date: Thursday 6th January and Friday 7th January
Time: Daytime Sessions 9am – 4pm; Evening Session 7pm – 10pm
Venues: Daytime Sessions Anna Brett Hall, Media Building, Ballyfermot College of Further Education; Evening Session The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
Cost: Daytime ticket €20; Evening ticket €10; Combined €25
Ticket Sales: Administrative Offices, Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Daytime Schedule
Thursday 6th January – Talks and Workshops

9 – 10am: Niall de Burca – Storytelling

10 – 12pm: Marec Fritzinger (Production Designer and Art Director) – Layout Workshop

1 – 3pm: Tony White (Animator and Author) – Workshop on Walks – ‘Generic’, ‘Stylized’ and ‘Personality-based’

3 – 4pm: Graham Gallagher (Animation and Concept Supervisor) – The Production Pipeline, what companies expect from you and what’s your day-to-day role

Friday 7th January – Talks and Workshops

9 – 10.30am: Tobias Schwarz (Independent Story Artist) – The Budget is Tight, dealing with the business side of working as an animation artist

10.30 – 12.30pm: Marec Fritzinger – Art Direction Workshop

12.30 – 1.30pm: Greg Maguire (CEO, Zoogloo; Prof of Visual Communications, University of Ulster) – 3D Creature Development

2 – 3pm: Tony White – Jumping Through Hoops – Guidelines on getting into the animation industry

3 – 4pm: Adam Burke (Animator, Pixar Animation Studios) – The Making of Pixars ‘Day & Night’

Evening Schedule
Thursday 6th January – Talk and Panel Discussion

7 – 8pm: Adam Burke, The Pixar Experience

8 – 10pm: Panel Discussion chaired by Tomm Moore (Creative Director, Cartoon Saloon); Panel guests: Adam Burke, Tony White, Marec Fritzinger and Graham Gallagher

For more information contact

Martina Reid –
Gareth Lee –

Direction Podcasts

16th July 2010 by Maura McHugh

Did you miss the recent Give Me Direction screenwriting conference, organised by the Irish Film Board?

You can now catch up with all the interviews as podcasts on the Irish Film Board’s Media Hub web site.

The podcasts available to listen to are as follows:

  • The Fine Art of Being Dumb
    An Interview with Bobby Farrelly hosted by Lenny Abrahamson
  • Definitely On The Skinny Side of Bony
    In conversation with Nicole Holofcener hosted by Sharon Horgan
  • From the Scala to the Oscars
    In the Company of Vampires, Irish Rebels and Transvestites with Stephen Woolley, chaired by Pat McCabe
  • Short Cuts to Screenwriting
    An Interview with comedienne Alice Lowe and director Jacqueline Wright featuring screenings of their award winning short comedy films.  Introduced by Sharon Horgan.
  • Taboo Busting Semi Incomprehensible Pep-Talk
    An Interview with Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong, chaired by Alan Maher (IFB).