20 May 2019 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
News
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME

Irish Film and Television Network

 »

News

 »

Production News



TG4 & Údarás na Gaeltachta Launch New Media Training Development Scheme
31 Jan 2019 : Nathan Griffin
Alan Esslemont Director General TG4, Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh, Chief Executive Údarás na Gaeltachta & Mary Uí Chadhain Financial Controller TG4.
A new Media Training Development Scheme has been launched by TG4 and Údarás na Gaeltachta.

The aim of the scheme is to support production companies to develop the skills and talent of their production staff and in doing so encouraging an emerging generation of Irish speaking talent to work in the sector.

TG4 and Údarás na Gaeltachta are now accepting expressions of interest from Independent Production Companies who are interested in participating in the Media Training Development Scheme.

The project is divided into two initiatives, a Work Experience Scheme, aimed at production companies who would like to invest in developing new talent in the sector by giving practical experience to a graduate or new entrant in an area where the company sees a gap in expertise. Skills areas which might be considered could include Editors, Directors, Researchers, Assistant Producers and Production Development Staff.

The Upskilling Bursary Scheme is aimed at professionals in the industry who wish to upskill or develop their area of expertise.  The bursaries will support specific courses or training initiatives, which lead to general career development.

Director General of TG4, Alan Esslemont welcomed the announcement, saying:

“The nurturing and development of the Irish language audio-visual sector is an integral part of TG4’s strategy. TG4 invests over €23m a year in the independent sector and an important aspect in growing the sector is the fostering of a highly skilled workforce, who will in turn bolster the production and creative industries, particularly in the regions”.   

Chief Executive of Údarás na Gaeltachta, Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh, added:

“We are delighted to be working on this scheme in collaboration with TG4 and the independent production sector. Údarás na Gaeltachta has played a central role in the development of the creative digital industries for many years and we are hopeful that this innovative and dynamic scheme will significantly enhance the stream of talent and new skills coming to the fore in the Irish language audio-visual and digital media spheres in 2019.  This initiative complements the Údarás’ strategy of supporting the development of training programmes and education to increase the level of skills and employability in the Gaeltacht”.

TG4 and Údarás na Gaeltachta will both be making a significant investment of €160,000 each in this pilot scheme, in addition to the input from the independent sector which will create training and employment opportunities.

Click here for application forms and full details about the scheme




BREAKING NEWS
Cannes Round-Up: 'Vivarium' to World Premiere & Host of Irish Productions Selling at The Marche du Film
Alexandra McGuinness Drama 'She's Missing' Acquired by Vertical Entertainment
UK Rights to PJ Harvey Documentary 'A Dog Called Money' Acquired by MUBI
Francis Brennan and Princess Cruises to Star in New Waddell Media Series for RTÉ

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Float Like A Butterfly Star Dara Devaney Talks with IFTN
Float Like A Butterfly Writer/Director Carmel Winters Talks with IFTN
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
Oscar-Winning Director Alex Gibney to attend new Docs Ireland festival in Belfast next month
15 May 2019 
Float Like A Butterfly Star Dara Devaney Talks with IFTN
14 May 2019 
TX Date Announced for TG4’s New International Co-Production Series 'Taoide'
26 Apr 2019 
Deadline Approaching for Late Submissions to Doc Fest Ireland
18 Apr 2019 
EDITOR'S PICK
Cannes Round-Up: 'Vivarium' to World Premiere & Host of Irish Productions Selling at The Marche du Film
Alexandra McGuinness Drama 'She's Missing' Acquired by Vertical Entertainment
Epic Pictures Secures Deals for Neasa Hardiman's 'Sea Fever' and D.A.D.D.Y's 'Extra Ordinary'
#IFTNfestival: Polish/Irish Co-Production ‘I Never Cry’ Selected for Prestigious ‘Goes to Cannes’ Film Market
CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter