Warner Bros. Ireland has awarded a scholarship to Daniel Kelly, an MA Screenwriting student at the National Film School at Dublin’s Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), it was announced today by Josh Berger, President & Managing Director, Warner Bros. UK, Ireland & Spain.
The scholarship will, over the course of the year, provide Kelly with postgraduate funding support and the experience of a short paid placement at Warner Bros. Ireland’s Dublin offices, as well as access to screenings and mentoring support from Warner Bros. executives in the country.
Josh Berger CBE, President & Managing Director, Warner Bros. UK, Ireland & Spain, said: “Awarding our first scholarship to a student in Ireland demonstrates our desire to support the next generation of talent in the countries in which we operate. Selected for his potential and commitment to joining the industry, Daniel will now have the funding to develop his skills and gain vital experience that we hope will equip him for his future career.”
Donald Taylor Black, Creative Director of the National Film School at IADT, said: “This scholarship recognises the fantastic film-making potential of students at the National Film School and emerging creative talent here in Ireland. It’s a brilliant opportunity for Daniel, and one that we are extremely grateful to Warner Bros. for providing.”