Rónán Ó Muirthile, Head of the National Film School IADT, Miriam Devitt and Stephen McConkey, Warner Bros. Ireland
Big congratulations to Miriam Devitt, third recipient of the third annual Warner Bros. Ireland scholarship.
Miriam is an MA Screenwriting student at the National Film School at Dublin’s Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) and this scholarship will provide Miriam with postgraduate funding support and a short paid placement at Warner Bros. Ireland, as well as mentoring support from Warner Bros.
Rónán Ó Muirthile, Head of the National Film School IADT said:
“IADT is again delighted to welcome the continued support of Warner Bros for our MA in Screenwriting. The scholarship they provide is a recognition of the importance of good visual storytelling and opens an important door for our students to the world of professional screen writing.”
Last year’s winner, Ciarán Dooley, received an IFTA nomination for this short, “The Great Wide Open”, which also picked up awards at the 60th Cork Film Festival and the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival.
The Irish scholarship is an extension of Warner Bros. Creative Talent, a key part of Warner Bros. long-term investment in UK creative industry skills and training. Announced in 2013, Warner Bros. Creative Talent’s multi-layered investment encompasses scholarships at some of the UK’s most respected higher education institutions, apprenticeships, trainee positions and year-long training course places for young people.
It’s nice to see the big guys giving something back. More of this, please.