Key Team Members

Teresa McGrane

Teresa is currently Deputy CEO of Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board.  She is across all aspects of the Boards work from the commercial and financial aspects of projects that the Board invest in to the marketing and promotion of Irish films and the Irish film sector, domestically and internationally.  She is also across the Boards strategy with regard to the audiovisual industry training to increase the creative and business capacity of the sector.

She is a qualified CPA and holds an MBA from DCU.

 

Criona Sexton Communications Executive

Criona is the Communication Executive at Screen Training Ireland.  She is responsible for all communication and digital marketing at Screen Training Ireland.  As part of her work in Screen Training Ireland Criona has developed a range of key training interventions, organised industry networking events and devised a strategic communications plan for the organisation. Criona holds a HND in Film Operations and Production, a Diploma in Training and Education and a professional diploma in Digital Marketing.

Criona Sexton can be contacted on 00 353 1 6775307
E: criona.sexton@screentrainingireland.ie

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Sorcha Loughnane Training Executive, Production and Technical Training

Sorcha currently oversees production and technical skills training, including production skills, animation, and VFX.  Prior to this, she developed and managed a range of training programmes and events in areas including scriptwriting, directing, producing, marketing, distribution, and film scoring.  She holds a BA in Communication Studies and a Diploma in Training and Education.

Sorcha Loughnane can be contacted on 00 353 1 6775301
E: sorcha.loughnane@screentrainingireland.ie

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Grainne Bennett Training Executive, Creativity and Creative Collaborations

Grainne is the Creativity and Creative Collaborations Executive at Screen Training Ireland.  She has developed and managed a broad slate of training initiatives and programmes designed to provide professionals in all the sectors of the screen industries with opportunities to explore and develop their creativity and talents.  Prior to joining Screen Training Ireland Grainne worked in television commercials across a broad range of live action, VFX and animation projects. A graduate of TCD and the EAVE Programme she holds a Degree in Communications, a European Postgraduate Certificate in Audiovisual Production and a Diploma in Training and Education.

Grainne can be contacted on
E: grainne.bennett@screentrainingireland.ie

Susanne Cassells Finance Executive

Susanne is responsible for maintaining financial, accounting, administrative services including online financial services in line with current Finance Policy and Procedures in Screen Training Ireland.  Other duties involve the monitoring of budgets and reporting to the Financial Controller and DCEO & CEO.  Susanne holds a BA in Business Management and a Diploma in Training and Education.

Susanne can be contacted on 00 353 1 6775304
E: Susanne.cassells@screentrainingireland.ie

Emer MacAvin Training Coordinator

Emer coordinates a range of training programmes in the production and technical area, business development and the creative areas. Emer’s work also includes course management and also works over the Screen Training Ireland Bursary award scheme. Emer’s work in Screen Training Ireland also involves developing and designing with industry courses for the Art Department in live action. Prior to joining Screen Training Ireland Emer worked in the Film Industry for over 16 years as set Decorator / Production Buyer. Emer holds an honours BA in Training and Education and a Certificate in Training and continuing Education.

Emer MacAvin can be contacted on 00 353 1 6775302
E: emer.macavin@screentrainingireland

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