Business of Film Production Course with Producer Kieran Corrigan & Guests

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The Lir Academy

2 Pearse Street



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Business of Film Production Course

This intensive course in the Business of Film is led by experienced lecturer and film producer Kieran Corrigan of Merlin Films and guest speakers from within his professional network. This course will give you an overview of the business of the film industry from start to finish.

You will be given an overview of emerging international legal and financial issues, taxation and tax relief and production insurance.

You will also explore financing sources, as well as sales and distribution issues and strategies.

Business of Film Overview

  • Sources of funding:

  • Public schemes
  • Awards
  • Crowd funding for film
  • Film finance:

  • Co-productions
  • Pre-sales
  • Private equity
  • Gap financing
  • Budgeting:

  • Key budgetary issues
  • Key budgetary challenges
  • Legal elements of film production:

  • Talent management
  • Rights clearance
  • Taxation and tax relief
  • Insurance bonds:

  • Errors and omissions
  • Production insurance
  • Sales and distribution:

  • Issues and strategies
  • Presentation of Certificates by Kieran Corrigan

  • Social Programme: networking drinks


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

  • Minimum age 18 years
  • ID required

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

  • The Lir Academy is situated a 5 minute walk from Grand Canal Dock DART and 10 minutes from IFSC LUAS stop (red line) or 15 minutes walk from St. Stephen's Green LUAS stop (green line).
  • There is on-street parking on Grand Canal Quay and also an underground car park at Grand Canal Square close by.
  • The venue is also served by several main bus routes.

What can I bring into the event?

  • All course materials will be provided
  • Lunch and tea/coffee is also included in your course fee

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

  • Email info@irishfilmschool.com
  • Phone:+353 (0)1 676 6588
  • Tweet @irishfilmschool

What's the refund policy?


Unless the course or masterclass or event is cancelled by Irish Film School, a 20% processing fee will be incurred.


Within 10 calendar days of the course start date, or in the event of non-attendance, refunds will not be given.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Please contact info@irishfilmschool.com with any request to amend your registration information

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?


Unless the course is re-scheduled by Irish Film School, a 10% processing fee will be incurred. Payment may only be transferred to the next instance of the same programme.

In the event of the participant wishing to transfer a booking to an alternative date, the participant must notify us by email (info@irishfilmschool.com) more than 7 days prior to the commencement of the course. Every effort will be made on our behalf to accommodate the request. However, this will be subject to availability and at the discretion of Irish Film School.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes - you can gift your ticket if you are unable to attend on the day.

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