Pictured at the launch of the Cork Screen Commission were (l-r) Martin Riordan,Cork County Manager;Cllr Jim Daly,Mayor of the County of Cork;Chris Hurley, Manager of Cork Film Centre;Cllr Michael O'Connell, Lord Mayor of Cork and Tim Lucey. Cork City Manager.
The Irish Film and TV industry received a welcome boost as Cork City Council and County Council announced plans to jointly establish the Cork Screen Commission.
Representing an immediate investment of €100,000 in the region’s indigenous film industry, the Commission will be the primary point of contact for companies working or intending to work on location in Cork. The Cork Screen Commission will be managed by Cork Film Centre, on behalf of the City and County Councils. The new Cork Screen Commission will have its headquarters at the old Gunpowder Mills Centre in Ballincollig, Cork.
The Irish film and television sector has been identified as a key economic contributor by the Government Smart Economy Report. In 2010, the Irish film and television sector had a record year in terms of production, generating €225 million for the Irish economy, creating jobs and spend on local goods and services.
The newly formed Cork Screen Commission’s key roles are: