Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board has changed its name to Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland. The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, signed the order for the name change on June 18.
The film board believes that the new name recognises and encompasses the widening remit of the agency and gives a greater voice to Irish creative storytelling talent on screen. It claims that it reflects the vision which the Government has for a vibrant film and screen content production sector in Ireland – bringing more Irish stories to more audiences across all platforms.
Commenting on the change, Minister Madigan said: “The name Screen Ireland/Fís Éireann will reflect the broader remit of the agency as the promoter of the Irish film, TV and animation sector. Thanks to the increased Government support for the Irish audio-visual industry, €200m over 10 years, which was announced as part of Project Ireland 2040, Screen Ireland will continue to support and nurture Irish talent by funding the development, production and distribution of the screen content industry.”