Film producer Susan Breen in conversation with journalist Fionola Meredith

Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast • Saturday 09 June ’18

Presented by Snow Water

The two women discuss how to make your way in the film and media worlds, what to say yes to, what to say no to, when to follow the rules and when to break them…..

Susan Breen began her TV career in long-running drama, working as a Script Editor, then Producer, on various drama series for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Moving into film, she became Head of Features Development at Aardman Animations where she worked on Bafta and Oscar-nominated films including The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists and Arthur Christmas. As Senior Development Editor at Film4, Susan helped develop films starring actors such as Cate Blanchett, Carey Mulligan and Michael Fassbender. In 2013 she joined Potboiler Productions as Development Producer, developing high-end projects for both TV and film. Most recently, Susan has produced 6-part primetime drama series Requiem for BBC1 and Netflix.

Fionola Meredith is a writer, broadcaster and commentator. A former academic, with a PhD in philosophy, Fionola contributes regular features, comment pieces and review to the Irish Times and writes a weekly opinion column in the Belfast Telegraph. She has also worked for, the Guardian, the Observer, Village magazine and RTE radio and television.

Fionola is a frequent presence on BBC Northern Ireland current affairs and discussion programmes, debating the moral, social and political issues of the day. She is particularly interested in gender politics and free speech.


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