The Panel


Mícheál Ó Meallaigh

Director of Commissioning TG4

Bio: Micheál Ó Meallaigh worked in the independent production sector and in training new Producers / directors before being appointed as one of two commissioning editors for the New Irish Language broadcasting service launched at Halloween 1996. His responsibilities have ranged over the years from children’s / comedy / entertainment / travel / documentary / animation and drama. Among the major commissions for which he was responsible are the Drama series, Rásaí na Gaillimhe, Corp & Anam, Crisis, and the documentary series Seachtar na Cásca, the feature films Kings and Cré na Cille. Currently Director of Commissioning he is concentrating on Documentary, Comedy, Drama and promoting international Co-productions.

Company Bio: TG4 was established as a broadcaster/ publisher by the Irish government in 1994 to provide an Irish language television service broadcasting throughout the nation. Broadcasting commenced at Halloween 1996 and from an initial limited base has grown to the position where it is currently broadcasting 19 hours per day to an average audience of 2.5% of the population. The Irish language core schedule, which is financed from a government grant of just under €32 million Euro per year, broadcasts 5 – 6 hours per day while the remainder of the schedule is made up of acquired programmes, mostly in English.




Ciaran Tanham
Ciaran Tanham

Director of Photography ISC (President Irish Society of Cinematographers 2012)

Bio: Ciaran has been working as A Director of Photography in the Television and Film cheap diazepam online Industry for twenty years, shooting on 35mm, 16mm, Hi Def, Digi Beta, DV and mobile phone. He has worked in many countries around the world shooting for RTE, BBC, ITV, Paramount USA, HBO, Hallmark, Granada TV. He has been nominated twice for an Irish Television and Film awards for his cinematography.

Stephen Fagan

Stephen Fagan

Creative Director – Treehouse Republic

Bio: Stephen Fagan started in animation in 1996 and has continued to work in the creative space ever since. In 2010 after working in a variety of different roles Stephen along with his partners established Treehouse Republic. Over the past 5 years Treehouse Republic has grown as a producer of animation production services and developer of its own entertainment brands focusing entirely on action comedy content for boys. In 2015 Treehouse Republic was selected as one of the Top 25 up and coming animation studios in the world by Animation World Magazine and continues to grow internationally.

Very much a big picture thinker Stephen balances out his creative side with a passion for business and strategic thinking. Having a clear view from both perspectives gives Stephen a unique look on animation and the Creative industries.

Stephen is very passionate about encouraging others to find worthwhile work by finding their niche and spends a lot of his spare time mentoring others move into their preferred space.