Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Successful NI Screen Boosts Its Board

A regional film agency has been given a fillip as a new face joins the organisation's board.
Stormont Culture Minister Nelson McCausland has announced the appointment of a new Vice-Chair to the Board of Northern Ireland Screen, Brian McMahon.
Revealing the news, Minister McCausland also highlighted the success of Northern Ireland Screen: "An enormous amount of progress has been made over recent years to develop the local screen industry.
"Northern Ireland Screen has been hugely successful in attracting major film and television productions such as Game of Thrones, Your Highness and City of Ember to Northern Ireland.
"This has brought a welcome boost to Northern Ireland's creative industries and demonstrated yet again the region's ability to compete on the world stage," he said, noting that, securing these productions "has created much needed jobs in the sector and highlighted our potential to be a leading centre for film and television production".
Mr McMahon is the Managing Director of the American Division of Flamingo International, an international consultancy company with offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo and Singapore. He has over 20 years experience in advertising, consumer research, and strategic planning.
Welcoming the new Vice-Chair, Minister McCausland said: "Brian's appointment to the Board is a very positive step and I am confident that his experience and skills will help us to build on Northern Ireland Screen's success.
"I am looking forward to working with Brian and the Board of Northern Ireland Screen to build on the progress that has been made to date," he said, adding that the appointment is from 1 April for a period of four years.
The Northern Ireland Screen Commission was established in 1997 and is primarily funded by Invest NI, the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure and the UK Film Council and it is delegated by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to administer Lottery funding for film in Northern Ireland.
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Salon Pro Sales And TC Soho Announce New Partnership
Leading content delivery specialists TC Soho has announced a new partnership with storage solution experts Salon Pro Sales. The move will see Salon, w
AKA Design Launches New Website
AKA Design has just launched a new website, featuring its full range of studio and technical furniture along with the latest customer news stories. Wi
Production News : BBC Four Commissions New Swedish Drama
BBC Four has announced the commission of Swedish drama series, Black Lake; about a group of young friends and the unsettling chain of events that are
New TVLogic Reference 4K And OLED Monitors At 2017 NAB Show
TVLogic, designer and manufacturer of LCD and OLED High Definition displays, is introducing several new 4K HDR and OLED monitors at the NAB 2017 that
Transvideo & Aaton Digital Announce New Products For NAB 2017
Transvideo and Aaton Digital have announced that they will both show new products for the cinematography and broadcast industries at NAB 2017. Transvi
SiliconCore To Showcase New LISA Platform
SiliconCore will showcase its new LISA (LED In Silicon Array) technology platform and an innovative Anti Moiré filter at NAB 2017, Booth C3743. Also o
Production News : Channel 4 Announces New Docu-Drama Series Nightmares
Channel 4 has announced the commission of Nightmares, to be produced by Eleven; a docu-drama series will depict chilling tales of real life horror sto
Starfish Launches New Transport Stream Switch
Starfish Technologies has announced the launch of TS Switch – a new, software-based switching product designed for a wide range of transport stream sw
Production News : Jamie Oliver Signs New Deal With Channel 4
Channel 4 has teamed up with Jamie Oliver for a new three-year deal that will see the chef return with exclusive programmes for the broadcaster. In th
New Image Processing From RED Streamlines Workflow
With postproduction seeing increased demand for ultra high definition (UHD), high frame rate (HFR) and high dynamic range (HDR) workflows, post profes
Vinten Unveils New μVRC Controller
Vinten has unveiled the Vinten μVRC (microVRC) controller at CABSAT 2017. The μVRC controller is a new solution that enables studios of all
UPPM Release New Album For Productions
Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM) has announced details of 'The Alternative Indie', a new album released on its Atmosphere label. In respon
Gearhouse Broadcast USA To Unveil New 4K Truck
Gearhouse Broadcast USA has announced that it will debut a new 4K mobile unit at NAB Show 2017. The unit – Columbus – is the first mobile unit based i
Media Links Names New Chairman
John Dale III has been named as the new Chairman, CEO and President of Media Links. Effective from 1 April, 2017, John succeeds Takatsugu Ono, who wil
Production News : Still Game To Return For New Series
BBC one has announced that comedy series Still Game has been commissioned for a new series. The news follows the show's successful return to televisio