Warner Bros. Ireland Awards Scholarship to Sarah Ahern

 

L-R: Rónán Ó Muirthile, Head of the Dept of Film & Media (The National Film School), Sarah Ahern, Warner Bros. Creative Talent Scholar 2018/19 and Nick Costello Senior Publicity & Marketing Manager Warner Bros. Pictures, Ireland  (Brian McEvoy)

Warner Bros. Ireland has awarded a scholarship to Sarah Ahern, 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 Warner Bros. Creative Talent scholarship will, over the course of a year, provide Sarah with funding support and 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.

Previous Warner Bros. Creative Talent scholars, Allyn Quigley, Miriam Devitt, Ciaran Dooley and Daniel Kelly, have gone on to enjoy further success in film, television and academia.

Sarah is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and is currently the Projects Manager & Programmer at Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (VMDIFF). She currentlyprogrammes Fantastic Flix (the children and young people’s strand) and the Short Film strand at the festival. She has, also produced the Immersive Stories VR Conference and coordinated numerous festival screenings and side-events. Sarah’s short film Caught, screened at Cork Film Festival 2015, she has produced four shorts for a comedy sketch group called The Lads and written three short form plays: Elephant, Franken 20 and Search, which were performed at Smock Alley Theatre.

Josh Berger CBE, President & Managing Director, Warner Bros. UK, Ireland & Spain, said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Sarah into Warner Bros. Creative Talent as our fifth scholar with the National Film School at IADT. This annual scholarship is part of our ongoing commitment to identify and support talented people from all backgrounds. We continue to be impressed by the accomplishments of our previous scholars and are confident Sarah will share similar successes. We wish her all the very best in her future.”

 

Rónán Ó Muirthile, Head of the National Film School IADT said:

“I am delighted that we are celebrating our 5th Warner Bros scholarship for one of our MA in Screenwriting students.  It is a rewarding collaboration with Warner Bros who continue to support our Warner Scholars beyond the year on the programme. It is a real boon for the National Film School here at IADT.”

Sarah Ahern, Warner Bros. Creative Talent Scholar 2018 said:

“I feel very fortunate to receive the Warner Bros. Creative Talent Scholarship with IADT. It is a unique award and a tremendous opportunity. I am very grateful to Warner Bros. Ireland for the support that this will give me during my MA in Screenwriting and in my film career.”

The Irish scholarship is part of Warner Bros. Creative Talent (WBCT), which is a programme that supports talented people from all backgrounds as they pursue careers in the Creative Industries in the UK and Ireland.  Through scholarships attached to work placements, mentoring, apprenticeships and training courses WBCT participants and alumni gain invaluable industry access, experience and insight as well as forming a network of peers. In the last five years over 250 young people have been supported through scholarships, apprenticeships and training placements on productions. Creative Talent participants have garnered 22 Awards and 24 award nominations

 

 

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Warner Bros. Ireland Awards Scholarship to IADT Student

Rónán Ó Muirthile, Head of the National Film School IADT, Warner Bros. Creative Talent scholar 2017 Allyn Quigley, Nick Costello Warner Bros. Ireland and Paul Freaney,  Course Leader in Screenwriting MA IADT

Warner Bros. Ireland has awarded a scholarship to Allyn Quigley, an MA Screenwriting student at the National Film School at Dublin’s Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), it was announced by Josh Berger, President & Managing Director, Warner Bros. UK, Ireland & Spain.

The Warner Bros. Creative Talent scholarship will, over the course of a year, provide Allyn with funding support and 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.

Previous Warner Bros. Creative Talent scholars, Miriam Devitt, Ciaran Dooley and Daniel Kelly, have gone on to enjoy further success. Miriam Devitt’s short film “The Space in Between” was recently shortlisted for the 2017 Aer Lingus Irish Filmmaker competition and Ciaran Dooley’s “The Great Wide Open” was nominated for an Irish Film and Television award in 2016. Daniel Kelly has also celebrated awards success after winning an Irish Writer’s Guild Award in 2015 for Best Screenplay with his film “Into Night.”

Josh Berger CBE, President & Managing Director, Warner Bros. UK, Ireland & Spain, said,“We are thrilled to welcome Allyn into Warner Bros. Creative Talent. This scholarship at the National Film School at IADT is part of our continued commitment to finding, funding and supporting talented people from all backgrounds, and we’re delighted by the achievements of our previous three scholars. We’re sure Allyn will enjoy similar success and wish him all the very best.”

Rónán Ó Muirthile, Head of the National Film School IADT said, “The National Film school at IADT is once again delighted to partner with Warner Bros as part of its scholarship scheme for young talent. Allyn Quigley is a talented young filmmaker and he will benefit greatly from the association with Warner Bros.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Warner Bros. Ireland Awards First Scholarship

Warner Iadt 9Pat Boylan (WB Ireland), Daniel Kelly and Donald Taylor Black

 

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.”

 

 

 

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