Screen Guilds Ireland – Crew News – July 2022

Screen Guilds of Ireland represents Irish Film and Television Workers across the various Departments of the Irish Film and Television Industry. SGI is committed to establishing and promoting a fair and transparent working environment in our Industry, and facilitating continued training and upskilling of our members.

“At a time of high Production activity the SGI team are working constantly in the background on behalf of the crew. As you can see from the below information, we are involved in every conversation around Film and Television Crew in Ireland. We are now getting close to the launch of our research around working models in the Industry, here and in other regions, and we are delighted to launch the Competency Framework at the Galway Film festival, it will be worth the wait! If there is anything the SGI team can do to support you please get in touch”. Jess Drum – CEO

Here’s what’s been happening!

New Addition to the Team

Iseult Timmons Ward has joined the team as Operations Coordinator! Iseult comes from a Production background and brings with her a wealth of industry experience and knowledge, we are so delighted to welcome her to the team.

Social Media

We would love more of your contributions to our ‘In Focus’ series on our social media. It’s open to everyone and we’d be delighted to hear your stories, get in touch, or nominate a colleague !

The same goes for Crew Photos and #lifeonlocation snaps, we love to see them.

Submissions to

Competency Framework Launch

Screen Guilds, supported by Screen Ireland, are excited to launch the Competency Framework, a fantastic resource compiled in collaboration with the Member Guilds. The Launch will take place as part of the ‘Growing the Crew Base in Ireland Sustainably’ panel discussion, at the Galmont Hotel on Saturday 9th June at 1400. More details below.

Skills Development

We have had some wonderful courses run in partnership with Screen Ireland, requested via our Skills Development Liaison Jess Whelehan and subsequently developed and delivered by the Guild Members, fostering the crew led approach to training, ensuring the highest standards are maintained.

Fundamentals of the Locations Department
Introduction to DIT and Data Management
Armoury Safety

The QQI Level 6 Train the Trainer was also requested by various Guilds and was a huge success, training crew members how to develop and deliver training effectively, some of whom are now developing courses for their Guilds in partnership with Screen Ireland and the Crew academies….watch this space !


1. Crew Academy East – Manager Jade Travers

2. Crew Academy South – Manager Rachael Power

3. Crew Academy West– Manager Lorraine Higgins

Vision : to develop a highly skilled crew base throughout the country and to further build crew and skills nationally. The Academies will also focus on attracting next generation talent with a strong diversity agenda.

Mission : to develop new entrants’ skills into set ready crew and to identify and provide opportunities for existing crew. We will expose both new and existing crew to industry best practice at home and abroad through a range of courses and programmes, creating pathways for career progression to ensure that Ireland consolidates its position as one of the best places in the world to film.


● to ensure a steady recruitment of new crew,

● to support the retention of existing crew,

● to encourage anyone considering re-entering the industry after a break and

● to attract talent from other industries with a particular focus on diversity and inclusion

There are currently a number of courses in the finals stages of development with the Crew Academies partnering with various Guilds so keep an eye out for those in the coming weeks !

There will be a panel centred around the Academies at The Galway Film Fleadh as part of the Fleadh Forum on Thursday 7th July at the Galmont Hotel – More information on Fleadh Forum

Other Training Opportunitues :

Screen Pass is an online, self-led, health and safety training course for industry professionals.

Click here for Screen Pass

ALBERT Sustainability Training is also available online for those who work in the Screen industry.

Click here for ALBERT

Is there a particular Master class that you would like to see held for Irish Crew ?

If you have training suggestions or requests, please contact our Skills Development Liaison via your Guild Training Representative.

Jess Whelehan –

Galway Film Fleadh

Crew Academies Panel at the Fleadh Forum – The Galmont Hotel, Thursday 7th July, 1200-1300.

Fleadh Forum – Crew Academies

Greening Our Film Industry Panel- The Galmont Hotel , Friday 8th July, 1430 -1530.

Greening Our Film Industry

Screen Guilds Ireland and Screen Ireland are delighted to be launching the Competency Framework at the Galway Film Fleadh, after a lot of hard work and collaboration from the Member Guilds.

Parenting and Caring in The Irish Film Industry Panel –Rowing Club, Saturday 9th July, 1130-1330.

Who Cares ? Parenting and Caring in the Irish Screen Industries

Growing the Crew Base in Ireland Sustainably’ panel discussion, and Launch of Competency Framework – The Galmont Hotel, Saturday 9th July, 1400-1600.

Growing the Crew Base Sustainably / Competency Framework Launch

X- Pollinator Panel addressing the lack of gender diversity in the Screen Industries – The Galmont Hotel, Sunday 10th July, 1330 -1530.

X – Pollinator Panel

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or contributions –