Big Stories on the Small Screen Speakers Announced

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Big Stories on the Small Screen is a major new initiative aimed at building a landscape of excellence in writing, producing and directing long-form screen drama from Ireland. Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland in association with the Irish Film Board, Big Stories is headed by BAFTA-winning director, writer and producer Neasa Hardiman.

The initiative launches on Saturday with a day-long conference. Highlights include a keynote lecture by Michael Hirst, creator of THE TUDORS, VIKINGS and CAMELOT as well as the BAFTA-winning ELIZABETH and ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE.
Former MD of Company Pictures John Yorke will reveal the structure behind successful storytelling. And the creative team behind LOVE/HATE will discuss their collaboration.

The day also includes discussion with Ireland’s foremost producers Morgan O’Sullivan and James Flynn, prominent film maker Katie Holly and Emmy-award winning director Dearbhla Walsh.

The event is already booked out, but you can join the conversation live on Twitter @BigStoriesIRL, or via Facebook page Big Stories on the Small Screen.