Taking care of our screen talent: New initiative aims to nurture west’s film industry

The Atlantic Academy, based in Spiddal, Co Galway, is one of three new training hubs for those interested in making a career in film and TV production

Alan Esselmont, director general, TG4, and Siobhán Ní Ghadhra of Danú Productions: the Atlantic Academy in Spiddal aims to provide training for the film and TV production sector

For Alan Esselmont, the news last week that An Cailín Ciúin, an Irish language film funded by Screen Ireland, TG4 and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, had won two awards at the Berlin International Film Festival was proof of his theory that talent follows opportunity.

“What we want to do is create that opportunity,” the director-general of TG4 told the Business Post about the Atlantic Academy, a new training hub in Galway that aims to ...