Northern Ireland Screen to host TV future debate

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Northern Ireland Screen has announced its involvement in the CultureTECH festival which will take place in Derry at the end of August.

Northern Ireland Screen will host a series of workshops as part of the event, featuring high-profile industry speakers alongside a showcase of new projects supported by the organization.

As part of its support for the event, Northern Ireland Screen will host workshops and presentations from key industry professionals including Julian March, Director of Online for ITV, founder of boxee, Idan Cohen and no less than five senior commissioners from Channel 4. They will also showcase work from Northern Ireland companies 360 Production, Inlifesize, and TV Hacker and Billy Goat TV amongst others.

Richard Williams, CEO of Northern Ireland Screen, explained: “Digital technologies are changing both how we create and distribute content and there are several Northern Ireland companies at the forefront of this process.

“CultureTECH is an ideal opportunity for us to highlight the future of the industry as seen by key industry professionals and to showcase some of the companies that Northern Ireland Screen has been able to support in areas like interactive content and games.”

Mark Nagurski, festival organiser, added: “The film and TV industries are exciting spaces at the moment, with both large scale and startup companies vying to define what the future will look like.

“You also have new forms of entertainment across areas like digital publishing.

“We’re incredibly excited to be working with Northern Ireland Screen to bring together such a high-quality group of speakers and feel it’s an excellent addition to the programme.

“In fact, I’d guess that they will be some of the most popular sessions.”

Further information and tickets are available at www.culturetech.co.