How do we ensure that work in the screen industries is ‘good work’, doing justice to culture itself and the people who produce it?
Culture is considered valuable for human flourishing, while a career in media and the arts is considered prestigious and rewarding. As a ‘cultural industry’, the screen sector (including film, television, and digital games) receives considerable public funding in the name of creating meaningful works, inward economic investment and quality employment.
But how good is this employment in reality? How easy is it to access? How do we ensure that work in the screen industries is ‘good work’, doing justice to culture itself and the people who produce it?
On Fri, 30 September 2022 from 09:00 – 13:00, the School of Creative Arts (Film Department), Trinity College Dublin presents a symposium on screen work, with a particular emphasis on the Irish situation. The half-day public event will feature academic presentations and an industry panel, exploring the concept of ‘Creative Justice’ (Banks 2017) and how this can be achieved in the screen industry in Ireland.
9:00 AM | Panel 1
Mark Banks (University of Glasgow) | Creative Justice in Society and Screen
Denis Murphy (Trinity College Dublin) | Good work? Screen funding and quality employment
Maria O’Brien (Queens University Belfast) | Identifying the values in the Irish digital games sector: what we learn from the proposed digital games tax credit
Chair: Ruth Barton, Trinity College Dublin
10:50 AM | Coffee break
11:10 AM | Panel 2
Aidan Gillen | Screen and stage actor
Clare Muffly | Industrial Relations Manager, Screen Producers Ireland
Jessica Drum | CEO, Screen Guilds Ireland
Martin Mannion | Industrial Organiser, SIPTU
Chair: Roddy Flynn, Dublin City University
An informal discussion on working conditions on local and international screen productions, including the role of representative organisations for producers and screen workers.
Both sessions will be followed by a Q&A and general discussion.