Magazine article Screen International

Alan Maher to Leave Irish Film Board in July

Magazine article Screen International

Alan Maher to Leave Irish Film Board in July

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Alan Maher has said that his departure from the Irish Film Board won't affect any of the projects on which he is currently working.

The news that Maher was to step down after six years as Production Executive was announced quietly just prior to Cannes. He will be leaving the Board in mid-July when his current contract expires. In his six years at the Board, Maher has been credited in particular with helping galvanize the Irish documentary scene. He has been involved in such festival favourites at Knuckle, Colony and The Pipe.

Last year, Maher was instrumental in setting up a new alliance between the Irish Film Board and BBC Storyville under Nick Fraser. The two partners are collaborating on The London Nobody Knows, the new project from Marc Isaacs which is being produced by Rachel Wexler through Bungalow Town.

The Irish Film Board and BBC are currently partnering on new Passion Pictures feature doc The Summit. …

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