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Screen Training Ireland Gets Real
13 Jul 2005 :

Over the coming week Screen Training Ireland will be running a Format Creation for Television programming course with reality television specialist Des Monaghan, producer of ‘Popstars’ the reality television format which has sold to 43 territories worldwide.

Des Monaghan is the former Head of programming at TVNZ and Australia’s Seven Network. One of his first projects he developed at Seven was a soap opera to take on ‘Neighbours’ – this became the incredibly popular ‘Home and Away’. When Seven Network was taken over, Des left the station with ex-CEO Bob Campbell and set up Screentime which went on to produce the enormously successful ‘Popstars’.

The Format Creation for Television Programming course tutor line up also includes: David Bodycombe - Formats Specialist whose credits include: ‘The Mole’, ‘Sub-zero’ and ‘The Crystal Maze’. John Gough - Formats Specialist, Distraction Formats. John’s credits include: ‘Guess who is coming to Dinner’ and ‘In the dark with Julian Clary’. He is also a game show format consultant for Fuji Networks, Jonathan Goodson/ Warner Brothers, America 2, Globo TV, and RTP. Jacob Houlind - Managing Director, Zodiak Television.

FÁS Screen Training Ireland provides ongoing training for the independent film and television industry through the delivery of world class training initiatives. Previous masterclass tutors include Conrad Pope (composer, orchestrator and conductor, Harry Potter Prizoner of Azkaban, Troy, Star Wars), Christopher Doyle (Cinematographer, In the Mood for Love, Hero and Chunking Express), Thelma Schoonmaker (Editor Gangs of New York), Michael Radford (Director Nineteen Eighty Four) and Al Jean (Executive Producer of The Simpsons).

NOTE: This course was originally scheduled for the 15th – 17th of July but has now been postponed until the Autumn. Contact Grainne Bennett at STI for further details: Phone 01 607 0559. Fax 01 607 0959. E-mail:grainne.bennett@fas.ie

For further info about this course and all forthcoming STI courses go to the IFTN training section or the Screen Training Ireland Website.



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