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Full Schedule Available for Fís TV Summit 2022

The full schedule for the FÍS TV Summit (Fís) has been announced. The online conference will host eight sessions across three days next week from Tuesday 25th to Thursday 27th January, with speakers from Channel 4, Sky, AMC Networks, RTÉ, TG4, Virgin Media, Screen Ireland as well as two creative panels on the hit Irish drama Smother and the rise of the narrative documentary series with a case study on I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. The line-up also includes the previously announced discussions with Anne Mensah, VP of Original Content with Netflix and international Showrunner Emma Frost.

The full schedule is available HERE.

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Tickets for Fís are still available and free so be sure to register HERE.

More about Fís

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, Fís looks at the television landscape and the current trends, challenges and opportunities as well as creating a chance for Irish talent to connect and network with Irish and international television professionals. Now in its fifth year, past guests at this Galway event have included Georgia Browne (Amazon Studios), Jed Mercurio (Line Of Duty), Sarah Phelps (Dublin Murders), Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Beau Willimon (House Of Cards), Jimmy McGovern (Cracker) and Amy Huberman (Finding Joy). Fís has also become a key component in the UNESCO City of Film/Ceantar Scannán calendar.


Further information can be found at www.galwayfilmcentre.ie and/or follow the hashtag #FÍSTVSummit on social media.

Fís Schedule *

Tuesday 25th January
10.00 – 10.30

Connecting With The Commissioners

Speaker: Gemma Boswell, Channel 4


12.30 – 13.10
Discussing Distribution
Speaker: Catherine Mackin, AMC Networks


15.30 – 16.15
Irish Television Drama: Where Do We Go From Here?
Speakers: Andrew Byrne (Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland), Alan Esslemont (TG4), Aoife Stokes (Virgin Media) & Dermot Horan (RTÉ)


Wednesday 26th January

10.00 – 10.30

Meet The Commissioners
Speaker: Gabriel Silver, Sky UK


12.30 – 13.10
The Story So Far: Smother Case Study
Speaker:  Kate O’Riordan (Creator), Rebecca O’Flanagan (Treasure Entertainment)


15.30 – 16.15
The Rise Of The Narrative Documentary Series: I’ll Be Gone In The Dark Case Study

Speakers: Kate Barry, Story Syndicate


Thursday 27th January 

10.00 – 10.45   (in association with MediaXchange)
In Conversation: Emma Frost
Speaker: Emma Frost, Showrunner & Screenwriter

12.30 – 13.10

Discussing Distribution
Speaker:  Lauren Jackson, All3 Media International

15.30 – 16.15
In Conversation: Anne Mensah
Speaker: Anne Mensah, Netflix


*Please note this schedule is subject to change.


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