The annual FÍS TV Summit (FÍS) takes place in Galway on January 23rd. The one day conference features speakers and panel discussions which examine the current television landscape, trends, challenges and opportunities. It also creates a networking opportunity for Irish talent to connect and network with Irish and international television professionals.
The latest addition to the lineup is an exciting panels ‘Making A Dublin Murder’, which will take us through the development and production of Dublin Murders, the thrilling BBC/RTÉ series that gripped audiences last year. Creator Sarah Phelps and producer Noemi Spanos will share their journey, in discussion with Chelsea Morgan Hoffman. The conversation will shine a light on the adaptation process and how the Tana French Dublin Murder Squad books became a Dublin Murder TV Series.
FÍS 2020 will focus on ‘Developing TV Drama’ as its theme and in addition to panel discussions will include case studies and key-note interviews tackling this crucial phase in the genesis of any project. Speakers will include Irish, UK and US Commissioners, Distributors, Writers, Producers and Directors with representatives from industry leaders including BBC, BBC Studios, RTÉ, TG4, Virgin Media and About Premium Content. A pitching competition has been added to the schedule this year allowing for the possibility of exciting new TV content to be unveiled at FÍS.
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, Screen Skills Ireland, Creative Europe Media Desk, GMIT, and the WRAP Fund. Now in its third year, past guests at this Galway event have included 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.
Tickets are limited and available now at GalwayFilmCentre.ie