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Full Schedule And Speakers Announced for FÍS TV Summit 2021

Ahead of next week’s virtual FÍS TV Summit (Fís), the full schedule is now available. Moving to a free online event for 2021, the Conference boasts an array of ten creative and practical bite size sessions across the week from Monday 25th – Thursday 28th January 2021.

With the theme of Knowing Your Audience, the line-up includes high profile speakers such as Amazon Studios’ Georgia Brown, world renowned showrunner Jed Mercurio (Line Of Duty, Bodyguard) and story expert John Yorke. Representatives from BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Acorn, ZDF and Freemantle will participate with other sessions focusing on the Asian market and the Irish TV landscape.

Click HERE for the full schedule.

Fís is a free event and limited tickets are still available. Register HERE to avoid disappointment.

Applications for the FÍS Project Clinic with John Yorke are open until this Friday 22nd January, see our website for more information.

Fís Schedule*

Monday 25th January 
12.30 – 13.10
Discussing Distribution                                                           
Speaker: Yi Qiao, ZDF
Moderator: Siobhán Ní Ghadhra

15.30 – 16.15
Irish Television Drama: Where Do We Go From Here?     
Speakers: Alan Esselmont (TG4), Dermot Horan (RTÉ), Andrew Byrne (Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland)            
Moderator: Marian Quinn

Tuesday 26th January

10.00 – 10.40

Meet The Commissioners
Speaker: Tommy Bulfin, BBC
Moderator: Paddy Hayes

12.30 – 13.10
Discussing Distribution
Speaker: Jamie Lynn, Freemantle
Moderator: Siobhán Ní Ghadhra

15.30 – 16.15
Demystifying the Asian Markets
Speaker: Llion Iwan

Wednesday 27th January 

10.00 – 10.45 (in association with MediaXchange) 
In Conversation: Jed Mercurio & John Yorke
Speakers: Jed Mercurio, John Yorke
Introduction: Katrina Wood

12.30 – 13.10
Discussing Distribution                                                           
Speaker: Catherine Mackin, Acorn TV
Moderator: Siobhán Ní Ghadhra

Thursday 28th January

10.00 – 10.40
Meet The Commissioners
Speaker: Huw Kennait Jones, ITV
Moderator: Paddy Hayes

12.30 – 13.10
Meet The Commissioners
Speaker: Daniel Louw, Channel 5
Moderator: Paddy Hayes

15.30 – 16.00
In Conversation: Georgia Brown, Amazon Studios
Moderator: Martina Niland

*Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Fís is organised by the Galway Film Centre in partnership with Screen Ireland and TG4 with support from Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), Gréasán na Meán Skillnet, Screen Skills Ireland, Creative Europe Media Desk, GMIT and the WRAP Fund.

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