The PGGB announced the members of its Northern Ireland committee this week.
The Production Guild of Great Britain has confirmed its NI Committee, the second of six National and Regional Committees set up by Britain’s leading membership body for production professionals, in response to the continued boom in high-end film and television production. range across the UK.
Lyndsay Duthie, CEO of PGGB:
“We are delighted to continue rolling out PGGB to nations and regions with the launch of our new Northern Ireland Committee. By creating a network of professionals based across the country, we enable better dialogue on how to target industry support that meets different needs on the ground. With recent hits like The Northman, Belfast, Derry Girls and Game of Thrones, and upcoming releases like Dungeons & Dragons to look forward to, Northern Ireland generates some of the most exciting screen content in the country. I am pleased that this new committee helps PGGB better represent the interests of its production professionals.
The Northern Ireland PGGB committee is sponsored by Sargent-Disc (a Cast & Crew company). It will be chaired by Belfast-based independent producer Amanda Black, who is currently producing Mammoth Screen’s upcoming second series of BBC One’s Second World War drama World on Fire. The VPs are: Paula Crickard, head of post-production at Nu Boyana Studios and producer whose feature film credits include BIFA-nominated Everton, Howards Way (2019) and Winter (2015); and emerging production accountant Michael Kilpatrick whose credits include Game of Thrones and Florian Zeller’s upcoming feature The Son starring Hugh Jackman and Anthony Hopkins.
Committee members are: production manager Darren Chesney (The School for Good and Evil, The Northman); production accountant Richard Henry (Rush, Cats); Location Manager Naomi Liston (The Northman, Game of Thrones); Louise Morrison, production accountant working in production development and training consultant, currently delivering the ScreenSkills UK production accountant assistant apprenticeship; and production manager Stacey Quigley (Invasion, Dungeons & Dragons).
Producer Amanda Black:
“I am delighted to chair the new Northern Ireland committee of the Production Guild. At a time when our industry in Northern Ireland is stronger than ever, it is important that those working behind the camera are well represented by national organizations that represent British industry as a whole. The launch of this committee is another important step in this direction. I look forward to working with my colleagues and putting Northern Ireland further up the map as a location of excellence for filming.
The Northern Ireland Committee of the PGGB is the second National and Regional Committee of the PGGB to be established. It follows the Bristol and South West England Committee which was launched in September. The locations were chosen based on the British Film Commission’s Stage Space Support Development Centres. Four more committees are expected to be launched in Scotland, Wales, the North West of England and Yorkshire in the coming months.
Each committee will meet at least four times a year and offer a variety of activities in its field, including forums, masterclasses and networking events. The President and CEO of PGGB will meet annually with the Chairs of the six National and Regional Committees as a steering group. For more information on the Northern Ireland Committee of the PGGB, click on here.
Lara Sargent, Co-Head of International, Cast & Crew and Director, Sargent-Disc:
“The work of the Northern Ireland PGGB Committee will be essential in ensuring a joint approach to high quality production across the UK, and especially between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Sargent-Disc is honored to support the Committee, as well as production on the island of Ireland and across the UK.