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BAFTA Under-Represented Writers Scheme, Irish Film & TV Plan, Ifta Execs Renewed — Global Briefs

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has revealed the names of the 18 writers it will be supporting for the next 12 months through BAFTA Elevate, a program that aims to back individuals from under-represented groups to the next stage of their career. They will benefit from networking opportunities, introductions, mentoring, tailored panel discussions, masterclasses and workshops to help them achieve their career goals. They are:

* Bisha Ali

* Clare McQuillan

* Dominique Moloney

* Emma Reeves

* Faryal Velmi

* Grace Ofori-Attah

* Janice Okoh

* Javone Prince

* Karissa Hamilton-Bannis

* Lisa Hammond & Rachael Spence

* Rachel De-Lahay

* Sarah Farinha

* Sian Harries

* Smita Bhide

* Suhayla El-Bashra

* Tahsin Guner

* Tyrell Williams

The Irish government has published an Audiovisual Action Plan carried out by independent consultants which will act as a guide to help boost Ireland’s film, TV and animation sectors. The plan calls for a potential extension of Ireland’s Section 481 tax relief, as well as increasing the expenditure ceiling,

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