Ireland Week, L.A 2017: “Ireland – Where Animation Happens”

Animation Ireland will be represented at Ireland Week in Los Angeles(16th – 21st October), alongside Irish delegates from the wider animation, film, TV and gaming industries.

Connect 353: The Ireland Conference is a series of panel talks scheduled for Ireland Week at L.A Live’s Regal Theatre.  A dazzling array of Keynote speakers and panelists will take to the stage to show why Ireland is the best country to do business in and with.  This is a chance for many to network with Irish and US companies. The Regal Theatre is the prime location for the Conference and networking element of Ireland Week.

Panels and keynotes cover topics such as: Animation, film & TV, gaming, culture, industry,music, technology and tourism. Just some of the talks are listed below with Animation Ireland Chairman, Paul Young and The Breadwinner Director Nora Twomey, both participating on panels.

Thursday 19th Oct

2.40pm-3.10pm: Ireland – Where Animation happens : How the Irish passion for storytelling and creativity is driving a booming Animation industry in Ireland 

Panel: Paul Young, CEO Cartoon Saloon and Animation Ireland Chairman Hannah Dobson, Enterprise Ireland,  Russell Hicks, Former President, Content Production Nickelodeon and Pat Quinn, CEO, Quinn Media Management 

3.10pm-3.25pm: Making of The Breadwinner by Oscar nominated Cartoon Saloon

Panel: Nora Twomey, Director of The Breadwinner  and Paul Young, CEO Cartoon Saloon

Other talks include: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Ireland’, ‘Gaming in Ireland: Serious game play,’ ‘TV: Ireland’s growing international success stories.Why US productions are filming in Ireland?’

Ireland Week will be a unique blend of conference and cultural events encompassing some of the finest food, film, art and music Ireland has to offer. The week will see varied and interesting events with a full and comprehensive cultural program rolling out around the city, encompassing the myriad of cultural layers that make up Ireland, past, present and future.

Learn more about Ireland Week here.