Leading names from across TV industry attend Fís Summit in Galway City

Leading names from across TV industry attend Fís Summit in Galway City

A swathe of leading names from the TV industry turned out at the G Hotel on Thursday for the second annual Fís TV Summit.

Representatives from RTÉ, the BBC, TG4 and Screen Ireland were at the event which was organised by Galway Film Centre.

IFTA winning actress and writer Amy Huberman spoke at the sumit, and she told the packed audience that she always wanted to do something creative but that she didn’t know where to begin.

“I didn’t know where to start,” she said, “but the key was to just start. It wasn’t a very structured start but there is a freedom to that. I was able to try stuff out as people just didn’t know what I was doing so there was no pressure.”

Also speaking at the Fís Summit was Linda Cullen, Producer of Coco Television. She told the audience about the importance of character in Room to Improve.

“In the first few years it was the format and the narrative that largely drove the show but from about year 5 it became more about character, and that character was Dermot Bannon,” she said.

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