Graham Linehan is special guest at FÍS TV Summit

Co-creator of Father Ted and Black Books to give public interview in Galway next week

Graham Linehan.

Graham Linehan.

GRAHAM LINEHAN, the co-creator of Father Ted and Black Books, and the creator of The IT Crowd, will give a public interview at the FÍS TV Summit in Galway next week.

The FÍS TV Summit, hosted by the Galway Film Centre, takes place on Thursday October 12 in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, where a significant industry announcement for the film and TV sector in the west will also take place.

This year's summit will ask: In the age of video on demand, with new ways of consuming content and ever tightening budgets, is TV at a crossroads? Dee Forbes (RTÉ ), Alan Esslemont (TG4 ), Pat Kiely (TV3 ), and Peter Johnston (BBC NI ) will discuss the challenges and opportunities they face in their roles and the rapidly changing and evolving landscape of content creation.

Video on demand and subscription VOD will be discussed by speakers from Yaddo, Acorn TV, Rights Stuff and QYou. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to arrange one-to-one meetings with the VOD speakers.

Young People’s Programming is an exciting area in Ireland at the moment, with many Irish companies performing well globally. The summit will focus on how to reach this next generation of junior audiences with speakers from CBeeBies, RTÉ, TG4, and Paper Owl. The day will be interspersed with networking lunches, receptions, and one-to-one meetings for producers.

This event is hosted by the Galway Film Centre, in association with TG4, the Western Development Commission, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Greásán Na Meán, Screen Training Ireland, The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, RTE?, GMIT, Creative Europe Galway, Mazars and the Arts Council.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite See also www.galwayfilmcentre.ie

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