Screen Wexford, in collaboration with the Arts, Economics and Tourism Departments of Wexford County Council, Wexford LEO, Screen Skills Ireland, Creative Ireland and Bodecii Film, has announced details of a partnership that will deliver new training initiatives and events to help develop the local film sector in County Wexford, and to prepare aspiring and emerging filmmakers for employment in the screen industries. We will be rolling out a variety of training courses, master-classes and screen talks in the coming months. 




Screen Wexford is delighted to partner with the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Wexford to offer a three week 'Start Your Own Business Programme'specifically designed for those working in Film, Television and Animation.If you have ever considered starting your own business or would like to hone your business skills in a supportive environment, this course is for you. 


Validating your business idea

Generating a Business Plan

Legal Structures




Industry Specific Tax Breaks

Building your Portfolio

Case studies with industry professional


Following successful completion of the course, graduates can avail of a business mentor. 


Location: Online via zoom

Cost: €25

Duration: 3 weeks

Times: 930am - 1230pm (Tuesdays and Thursdays)




Tuesday 9th March

Thursday 11th March

Tuesday 16th March

Thursday 18th March

Tuesday 23rd March

Thursday 25th March 


Spaces are limited, so register your interest here to avoid disappointment.




Screen Wexford, in partnership with Bodecii Film, is seeking Wexford-based participants for a two-day Directing For Film & TV Workshop with leading Irish Film Director Dearbhla Walsh. Funded through Creative Ireland and supported by Wexford County Council 's Arts and Economic Development departments, this workshop aims to strengthen participants’ drama directing skills for film and TV.*

*Applications Closed


Tutor: Dearbhla Walsh

Date: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020 (10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm)  

Duration: 2 Days

Venue: Online

Cost: Free
Deadline: 17th November 2020 

Places are limited to 10 participants

Course Profile:

This masterclass will provide an insight into Dearbhla’s approach to directing. In addition to this, participants will work in small groups to direct scenes with actors in a remote capacity. This workshop is limited to ten participants. Areas covered will include:


  • Approach to reading a script.

  • How to communicate your vision. 

  • How to break down a scene on paper. 

  • Aids for spatial visualization of a  scene

  • How to block a scene with two actors and think of what is the  third character in the scene 

  • Finding the beats and mini beats within a scene and using that to inform your approach to blocking. 

  • How to guide an actor’s performance on the set.

  • Dealing with particularly difficult scenes e.g. love and violence. 

  • A one to one de-brief with each director at the end of the session. 


Participant Profile:

This workshop is aimed at emerging and experienced Wexford based drama directors. Directors must have directed at least one short film.


Application Procedure:

Participants must send a CV, links to previous directing work including a short paragraph (max 300 words) outlining how you feel you can benefit from this course. 

Send applications with the title ’Directors Masterclass’ to



Dearbhla Walsh is an award-winning director who has worked on drama series including most recently Tales from the Loop, The Handmaid’s Tale, EastEnders, Shameless, Penny Dreadful, The Tudors and much to her nephew’s delight the Netflix Marvel series The Punisher. She won the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for Little Dorrit. She directed Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench, a television film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel of the same name. She has also directed several art/dance films, funded by the Arts Council, in collaboration with Fearghus Ó Conchúir including Match and I’m Roger Casement. Walsh has been nominated for the Irish Film and Television Awards nine times and won three times for directing in 2011, 2018 and   2020 respectively. Dearbhla Walsh is from Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo.








*Applications Closed


The programme is a New Entrant Training Online Programme, delivered in partnership with Screen Skills Ireland, which has been developed to equip new entrants with the key future skills and the key elements of working in the Film and TV Industry and to support new entrants on the job.



New entrants are increasingly required to possess competencies that reflect the ever-changing dynamics of the work environment for the high-end TV Drama space. The course will examine why this skill set is important in the film industry and how these skills are of growing importance across all industries. Industry feedback internationally and nationally continually highlights the need for future skills such as problem-solving, adaptive thinking, creative collaboration and emotional intelligence. Other important elements of the programme include Health and Safety, set etiquette, script breakdown and self-management in the industry.


This 4-day programme is one of the essential steppingstones and forms the basis of the new entrant’s journey to working in the industry. The programme will give a broad overview of all the departments and to help equip new entrants with the knowledge and some of the essential skills to working on set. There will be some practical elements during the 4 days and will consist of virtual group activities, industry panel experts and case studies. The programme will be facilitated and delivered by industry experts and design thinkers which include tutors guest speakers and panellists.


“Future Proofing on the Job”

  • Emotional Intelligence, building self – awareness, motivation, empathy, social skills, feeling confident starting out.

  • Teamwork and collaboration – Understanding how to cultivate a great team environment, how teams interact, collaboration is key, active listening and giving feedback effectively.

  • Managing in a stressful yet fun environment

  • Thinking outside the box

  • Thinking on your feet

  • Taking a user centered approach and brainstorming.


“The 360 of Set Etiquette”

  • Who’s who?

  • How Departments interact

  • Radio Etiquette – the Standard Approach (AD)

  • Sensitivity around cast and crew

  • Production terminology and Jargon

  • Essential Production Paperwork (AD)

  • Copyright, product placement and clearances the basics.

  • Script Breakdown the basics with a practical exercise. (Irene)

  • Technical on set jargon – crossing the line, eye lines, camera set up, why set ups take so long essential equipment. (Alan)

  • Shooting on location vs Studio


“Health and safety on Set”

  • Health and Safety Overview legislation/ risk assessments

  • Film Set Safety Protocol/Health and Safety Culture

  • Your role as a crew member

  • Departmental Hazards in Production a broad overview

  • From construction site to movie set.

  • Bullying and Harassment


"Self-Management in the Industry"

  • Navigation through the Industry

  • How to manage as a free lancer

  • CV Clinic

  • HR the basics

  • Getting Your First Job

  • Reading Contracts

  • Essential Networking


The programme is aimed at new entrants in the Wexford area who possess commitment, motivation and a passion to work in the industry. Screen Skills Ireland courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.


Date: Two weekends: 7th/8th & 14th/15th November 

Tutor: Claire Wilde

Location: Online

Fee: Free

Closing Date for Application: CLOSED


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