National Talent Academy Network: Introducing the Academies and Crew Hubs

Thu 07 July / Galmont Hotel – Veranda Lounge / 12:00 – 13:00

In 2020, Screen Ireland supported the establishment of the National Talent Academy network – 2 National Talent Academies for Film and Television, and Animation, and 3 crew hubs. The network was established to increase scale across skills development for the industry, as well as respond to the need for more crew training.

This session will be introduced by Gareth Lee (Skills Manager Screen Ireland) and Andrew Byrne (TV Manager Screen Ireland).


  • Alan Duggan (National Talent Academy for Film and Television)

  • Deirdre Barry (National Talent Academy for Animation)

  • Jade Travers (Crew Hub East)

  • Lorraine Higgins (Crew Hub West)

  • Paul Ryan (Crew Hub South)

Moderator: Sheila de Courcy