Magazine article Screen International

Irish Film Board Appoints Creative England Executive to Key Role

Magazine article Screen International

Irish Film Board Appoints Creative England Executive to Key Role

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The Irish Film Board has made two key hires in the shape of Creative England senior film executive Celine Haddad and development executive and script editor Dearbhla Regan who are both joining the funding body as project managers within the production and development team.

Haddad and Regan will work alongside Lesley McKimm, who was appointed last September, to manage the slate of IFB supported projects from development through to production and distribution.

The duo take over from outgoing project managers Keith Potter and Mary Callery.

At Creative England Haddad has worked on titles including God's Own Country, Jawbone, Fly Away and Fanny Lye Delivered. She previously worked at Pathé, first as a creative executive and then as head of creative affairs.

Regan has worked as a development producer and script editor in film, TV drama and documentary. Her most recent script editor credits include My Name Is Emily, The Lodgers, The Legend Of Longwood and The Drummer And The Keeper.

IFB CEO James Hickey commented: "Celine and Dearbhla will bring a wealth of creative experience to the Irish Film Board's production and development team. I am confident their experience will particularly benefit Irish writers, directors and producers working across film, TV drama and animation. …

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