Coming Up: Women in Film and Television - Innovators

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  • Posted by Anahita Tabarsi on October 18 2016

We're delighted to have our Director of Development, Jennie Stacey, speaking at the "Women in Film and Television: Innovators" event on Saturday 22nd October!

Jennie will be joined by Madeline Di Nonno, the Chief Executive Officer of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and Dearbhla Walsh, the EMMY, IMMA and BAFTA Award Winning Director.

Women in Film and Television Ireland (WFT.I) in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Ireland, present their October event "Innovators" with a particular emphasis on creative, business and technological innovations in an ever-changing media landscape.

Jennie Stacey will be discussing Brown Bag's innovations in storytelling, featuring our award winning work on titles including Doc McStuffins, Anya, Octonauts, Noddy in Toyland and more, and also the merging of art and technology in animation production.

Madeline Di Nonno will be premiering the Geena Davis Inclusion Quotient (GD-IQ), a tool that employs video- and audio-recognition technology, along with algorithms, to identify gender, speaking time and additional details about characters presented in films, television shows and other media. For the first time this tool will be used to analyse an Irish film and results will be presented at the event. The software will speed up and automate the painstaking data-collection process that researchers use to study representation, a key initiative in recent years as the entertainment industry has begun to focus on equity onscreen.

Dearbhla Walsh, director of feature films, TV and online series will speak to the different directing and storytelling approaches she takes when it comes to engaging audiences for feature length films, to those who are watching in a traditional episodic TV format, to those who want to binge watch online.


The event takes place in the Lighthouse Cinema on Saturday 22nd October from 11am - 3pm and will include presentations, panel discussions and Q&As with refreshments provided.

For details on how to book your ticket, please visit:

Anahita Tabarsi

Anahita is Brown Bag Films' Digital Media Coordinator and designated photographer.

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