Warner Bros awards scholarship to Irish film student
Warner has awarded a scholarship to an Irish MA student to provide postgraduate funding and support on his burgeoning career in the industry.
Ciarán Dooley, an MA Screenwriting student at The National Film School at Dublin’s Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), is the second student to receive the scholarship from Warner Bros.
The scholarship will, over the course of the year, provide Ciarán with postgraduate funding support, a short paid placement at Warner Bros. Ireland’s Dublin office, as well as access to screenings and mentoring support from Warner Bros. executives.
Josh Berger CBE, President & Managing Director, Warner Bros. UK, Ireland & Spain, said: “The Warner Bros. Creative Talent scholarship at The National Film School at IADT is part of our continued commitment to finding, funding and supporting talented people from all backgrounds.
"Last year’s scholar, Daniel Kelly, made the most of every opportunity and experience provided to him and we are confident that with this funding and support, Ciarán will do just the same.
"We wish him all the very best as he lays the foundations for his future career in the industry.”
Donald Taylor Black, Creative Director of The National Film School (NFS) at IADT, said: "Ciarán is one of a group of extremely talented students here at IADT and we're confident that he will take this opportunity to progress a very promising career".
The Irish scholarship is an extension of Warner Bros. Creative Talent, which is part of Warner Bros. long-term investment in UK and Ireland creative industry skills and training.
Warner Bros was behind the 1996 production of Michael Collins, which became the country’s top-grossing film on release and still remains the highest grossing Irish film of all time.
The film’s Academy Award-winning director, Neil Jordan, is also behind other Warner hits including Interview with a Vampire and award-winning film The Butcher Boy.