The art of JAM Media’s animation on The Business, RTÉ Radio 1

Listen to the latest interview with JAM Media on The Business, RTÉ Radio 1JAM Media is a large animation company with offices in Dublin and Belfast.They supply cartoons to Netflix, Nickelodeon, Amazon, BBC, and many others.JAM Media’s creators – John Rice, Alan Shannon and Mark Cumberton – explain to The Business how they got into animation. LISTEN TO THE FULL... Read more...

Animation Podcast: Directors In Animation – Andrew Kavanagh can do!

RTÉ Culture presents a new series of in-depth interviews with acclaimed Irish animators, created in association with Screen Directors Guild Of Ireland.  Andrew Kavanagh is the CEO and Founder of Kavaleer Productions, and an award-winning writer, director and producer. Kavanagh founded Kavaleer in 2001, and is the creator and executive producer of popular shows like Garth & Bev, Wildernuts, and Kiva Can Do! A passionate advocate... Read more...

India’s Toonz Media buys majority stake in Galway’s Telegael

Galway-based animation company Telegael has received a new backer in the form of India’s Toonz Media Group. Toonz has acquired a majority stake in the Emmy-winning production house, with which it already has a number of co-productions. Set up in 1988, Telegael employs the services of up to 350 staff, including fulltime and contract workers. It co-produces animated and live... Read more...

Animation Ireland partner with CartoonItalia: Turin Mission

Animation Ireland attended a three day mission (8-10th May) to Turin lead by CartoonItalia and supported by Creative Europe Desk Italy MEDIA – Ufficio di Torino, Film Commission Torino Piemonte e FIP – Film Investimenti Piemonte. The main focus of the mission was to connect 9 Irish Producers from the dynamic, growing industry in Ireland, to the Italian market and... Read more...

Participating companies for Screen Leaders 2019 announced

Screen Skills Ireland are pleased to announce the selected participants for the 2019 Screen Leaders programme. Industry leaders from Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Ireland will come together on the 3rd of June for the first module of the programme which will take place in Ireland. Screen Leaders is a strategic company development programme for the screen industries. The programme is aimed... Read more...

Animation Skillnet: Education and Training update 2019

It has been a busy and exciting start of the year for Animation Skillnet, starting with The Animation Studio Lab, produced by Stephen Fagan and Directed by Sean Cunningham: over fifteen weeks, the 4 tutors brought 13 participants through the creation of their own original and hilarious short, Agony Ant, from Storyboarding to Compositing. In February, Delphine Coudray joined Animation... Read more...

Next Creative Europe MEDIA call that supports producers is for Support to TV Programming. Deadline Monday 28 May!

The next Creative Europe MEDIA call that supports producers is for Support to TV Programming. The deadline is 11am Irish time, Monday 28 May. AVAILABLE FUNDING Fiction or animation projects can apply for up to 12.5% of the production budget (capped at €500,000) Creative documentaries can apply for up to 20% (capped at €300,000) Co-produced TV drama series (minimum duration 6... Read more...