First Up: James Morris, founder of Windmill Lane Post Production

First Up: Creative entrepreneurs on breaking through

A series of lunchtime talks from the creative minds at the forefront of Irish culture, science and the arts.

The unique individuals in the First Up series believed in an idea and did everything possible to make that idea work. They invested in their own talent and creativity in order to create a career or lifestyle suited to their vision and personal aspirations.

The speakers will tell their own stories from the beginning, how they developed their ideas and will share their plans for the future.

We kick off the series with James Morris, founder of Windmill Lane Post Production, one of Ireland's foremost creative film and TV post production houses. A history graduate from Trinity College Dublin, James recruited a formidable array of talent and founded the Mill in London in 1990 with the backing of Paul McGuinness and U2. In 1998 he led the consortium that established Ireland's first national commercial TV channel, TV3, and served two terms as chairman of the Irish Film Board. He is currently working with Ciaran Crowley, Ditch Doy, and the team in Windmill LaneVFX to build a dedicated Visual Effects studio in Dublin.

Other speakers include Moya Doherty, the co-founder of Riverdance and Tyrone Productions; Nialler9, music writer and blogger; Dorothy Cross, who will tell us about her unique international visual arts practice; and Avril Stanley who'll share how she built Body & Soul into a highly successful annual festival. 

The full lineup can be viewed here.

First Up is a collaboration based at Trinity College Dublin between the M.Phil in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Science Gallery Dublin and Trinity Long Room Hub.

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