Working in Development - IFTA Skills in Focus

Industry Event
25 February 2021

The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA), supported by Screen Skills Ireland would like to extend their invitation to SPI members to their upcoming event Working in Development - as part of the IFTA Skills in Focus Series.

Development is a critical element in the production of a film or TV Series. The development stage is the first step in the film production process and is where stories are found, fleshed out and honed until they are in a position to be sold, commissioned or start filming. Good development is critical to delivering the best possible film or television series, but development is often an over-looked, under-funded and mysterious area of production.

On this panel, three leaders in this field will share their unique insight and experience into the role of creative producers and development departments in delivering top-level Film & Television projects. They will discuss the skillset need to work in Development, the practicalities of working in the area, and tips for improving collaborations.

The panel features noted Producer, Story Consultant, Lecturer and Author John Yorke (Wolf Hall, Life on Mars, Shameless, Author: Into the Woods), Head of Development at See-Saw Films Katherine Bridle (Ammonite, Lion, Top of the Lake) and Element Pictures Head of Development Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann (Normal People, Herself). Treasure Entertainment Producer Rebecca O’Flanagan (Handsome Devil, Viva) will moderate the panel. Topics on the panel will include scouting for ideas/talent, networking, research and developing ideas, script reading, coverage, and notes, collaboration and key points to achieving success.

  • Date: Thursday, 25th February 2021
  • Time: 2pm

Further information can be found here.