TEACHING/ CONSULTANCY CREDITS


Script Reader BBC Belfast (1999-04). Also for independent producers and private client (ongoing)

Script Consultant on a range of projects including Chasing Dragons, Praxis Pictures, Dublin, Connemara Days, Causeway Pictures, NI plus several documentary projects. Development consultant on animation series, such as An Zú for A Man and Ink Ltd, Galway and NewzMonkeys, a game due to launch in early 2014.

Scriptwriting Tutor across Broadcast Media, Media Production and Media courses, Liberties College, Dublin (2004/ 2005).

Screenwriting mentor (Liberties College, Dublin) (2004/5)

Screenwriting for Film and TV, UCD, Dublin. (1999-2004)

Introduction to Screenwriting for Film & TV, Filmbase (2003 - ongoing), and tutor on its Film and Digital Film foundation courses.

Guest Speaker at festivals in Dublin and Waterford; also at the Irish School of Animation, Ballyfermot and Colaiste Dhulaigh. (Ongoing).

Lead Screenwriting Tutor, Genedhendal Film School, South Africa (1998).

Internship, Asst Script Editor, Granada Television, Children’s Drama Dept (1998).

Lecturer, Mass Communication Theory, PR Institute of Ireland, UCD (1996/7).

TRAINING/ EDUCATION

Masters Degree in Screenwriting for Film and Television: Northern School of Film &
Television,Leeds Metropolitan University: 1998/99.

BA Communication Studies, Dublin City University,1983-6,

Writing Animation Course/ Screen Training Ireland, 2003

Moonstone Screenlabs, Wales, 2002

Scholarship, Gregory Peck Film School 1993. Graduated with AA distinction: 1993.

Various Screentraining Ireland courses including Pitching, Creative Thinking, Thrillers and on animation, production etc.


JOURNALISM CREDITS (1983 to 1997)

Freelance feature writer, columnist, editor, sub editor, travel, news and wine journalist. Clients included Irish Times, Sunday Times, Sunday Business Post, Irish Press group, Independent group, plus several in Australia, US and UK.

Finalist Sunday Observer Young Travel Writer 1991.

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