Screen Ireland Chief James Hickey to Step Down in June

Variety | 1/10/2019 | Stewart Clarke
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James Hickey is leaving Screen Ireland after serving two terms as its chief executive. Hickey, who has been in the post since 2011, signed on for a second term in 2016 and said Thursday that he would leave when that term expires in June.

In a letter to the industry, Hickey wrote that it was the right time for a transition to a new chief executive. He highlighted the tough early part of his tenure as a financial crisis hit the business in Ireland and noted an increase in Screen Ireland funding since then and a government commitment to €200 million ($230 million) in funding in the 10 years to 2027.

Reputation - Talent - Film - Ireland - World

“The reputation of our creative talent in film in Ireland and on the world stage has grown and strengthened over the years,” Hickey said. “Feature films such as ‘Song...
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