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Thursday 19 April 2018

Profits at Sheridan firm top €320,000

Jim Sheridan receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the IFTA Awards in 2015 – his firm Chartscript has seen a jump in accumulated profits. Photo: Kyran O’Brien
Jim Sheridan receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the IFTA Awards in 2015 – his firm Chartscript has seen a jump in accumulated profits. Photo: Kyran O’Brien

Gordon Deegan

Accumulated profits at the entertainment firm owned by movie director Jim Sheridan last year jumped to more than €320,000.

New accounts filed by Sheridan's Chartscript show that the company's accumulated profits last year increased by €73,614 from €247,444 to €321,058.

The profits of €73,614 followed profits of €107,850 in 2015 as Sheridan reaped dividend from his film adaptation of Sebastian Barry's 2008 novel 'The Secret Scripture' in Co Kilkenny.

The movie premièred last year but went on general release this year and had an all-star cast including Rooney Mara, Jack Reynor, Eric Bana, Oscar-winner Vanessa Redgrave, Jeremy Irons and British actor Theo James, who is best known for 'The Inbetweeners Movie'.

The cash pile at the company last year decreased from €367,490 to €292,400.

The 68-year old director also has some of the best known Irish movies of the modern era: 'My Left Foot', 'The Field' and 'In the Name of the Father' to his credit list.

The firm owed directors €17,818 at the end of December last. Sheridan is also a director and shareholder at the firm that operates KCLR 96FM.

At the end of 2015, CK Broadcasting had shareholder funds of €58,110.

The company has cash of €41,339.

Irish Independent

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