Next generation of NI screen talent offered one-to-one mentoring

Northern Ireland’s leading screen industry professionals are offering young people free one-to-one mentoring to produce a new generation of creative talent.

Producer and writer Amanda Verlaque
Producer and writer Amanda Verlaque

Into Film’s ScreenWorks Online programme is expanding to offer more in-depth, personal training for students interested in a career in Film, Television, Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects as part of a scheme supported by NI Screen.

roducer and writer Amanda Verlaque is one of these talented professionals sharing her more than 20 years’ experience working on an extensive portfolio of projects from television soaps, dramas and one-off programmes to independent films.

As part of the programme, she has set a challenge for the students to come up with a story idea that helps them get the story out of their heads and onto the page. “When I started with ScreenWorks I was so blown away by the young people’s ideas and energy,” she said. “There is so much potential in Northern Ireland, I can’t wait to see the stories that this new breed of filmmakers creates in the future.”

ScreenWorks Online is aimed at young people aged 14-19. For more information visit www.intofilm.org/screenworksonline.