Enterprise Ireland backed-companies to play starring role at US-Ireland Alliance's 2023 Oscar Wilde Awards

9th March 2023

  • Enterprise Ireland backing the growing Irish Media and Entertainment industry set to be worth €6.14billion by 2026
  • Enterprise Ireland supports 90+ Digital Entertainment focused companies across various growth stages - early-stage exporters, HPSU, established and scaling

Enterprise Ireland companies will play a starring role at the prestigious US-Ireland Alliance’s 2023 Oscar Wilde Awards taking place on Thursday, March 9th in Los Angeles.

Leading Enterprise Ireland companies attending the event, which brings together the very best of Irish and American arts and culture, include Windmill Lane, ShinaWiL and Screen Scene.

Enterprise Ireland supports over 90 companies in the Digital Entertainment sector which include AR/VR, animation and live action production, VFX, games development, content aggregation and distribution, interactive applications, immersive, audio and music technology.

The success of the sector in Ireland, particularly across animation, VFX and post production is a testament to Ireland's committed investment in world-class innovation, artistry and technology and a growth in the number of studios established nationwide.

Speaking about its support of the Oscar Wilde Awards and wider creative industry, Enterprise Ireland CEO, Leo Clancy said: “The success of Irish companies and individuals in the creative arena is a testament to the immense, strong talent emerging from the Irish digital entertainment sector here. Our artistic and VFX skills are recognised globally and over the last number of years a coordinated effort to increase investment and collaboration with industry both at home and abroad has led to huge strides for the sectors. We are delighted to support the Oscar Wilde Awards, which celebrates the achievements and talent of the sector while providing a platform to promote Irish production and VFX companies to a global audience.

Enterprise Ireland will continue to support our client companies in driving Ireland’s reputation as a centre of excellence for innovation, unique IP content creation, merchandising and licensing.”

Trina Vargo, founder and president of the US-Ireland Alliance and the Oscar Wilde Awards said: “We’re delighted to have the support of Enterprise Ireland. Ireland has long been known for creativity, and there are many opportunities for Irish companies that are in the creative space to grow and excel. We know this event has led to numerous collaborations and we’re confident that Enterprise Ireland’s involvement in this event will help build those necessary relationships."


Enterprise Ireland companies attending the US-Ireland 2023 Oscar Wilde Awards include:

Windmill Lane Pictures:
With its origins in the Dublin docklands, Windmill Lane became world renowned for its recording studio, music video production & commercials in the 80’s and 90’s. Now celebrating its 45th year in business Windmill has developed into a formidable force both in the Irish & International markets - for its passion and expertise in VFX & Post-Production for Feature Film, TV Drama and high-end Commercials. Now based at a fully integrated facility, in the heart of Dublin's Georgian district, Windmill Lane is building on the strength of its track record and now works on premium VFX & Post-Production projects for; Netflix, Paramount, HBO, Amazon, Disney, AMC, Universal, Sony, Bron as well as European Broadcasters such as BBC, SKY, ITV, RAI, RTE & Virgin Media. Windmill Lane are at the forefront of Irelands growing international reputation as a hub for animation and, more recently, post-production VFX.

Screen Scene:
A corner stone of the Irish film and television industry for over 30 years, Screen Scene is one of Ireland's leading Post Production and VFX facilities. Based in the centre of Dublin, with 50 post production rooms spread across 20,000 sq foot of beautiful Georgian buildings, Screen Scene’s multi-award winning post house offers full service High Definition picture, sound, graphics and visual effects to the independent sector and the international market place. Boasting 15 cutting rooms, Ireland’s most complete sound facility (as well as additional capacity at Ardmore Sound in Bray), a dedicated Visual effect building and sixty five highly skilled members of staff on hand to provide tailored service and ensure faultless delivery, Screen Scene offers an unparalleled post production experience.

Since its inception in 1999, ShinAwiL has produced some of the biggest and most well-loved TV shows in Ireland including: Dancing with the Stars, Home of The Year, Dragons' Den, and The Apprentice.
In 2017, the company began developing a slate of scripted projects, forming fruitful partnerships with a variety of international co-producers. With projects backed by Screen Ireland, RTÉ, and various distributors and studios, we continue to produce and develop a diverse slate of prestige scripted content.

Some of ShinAwiL's credits to date include: MISS SCARLET & THE DUKE for A&E International/Element 8, which premiered on PBS Masterpiece in 2021, Upcoming feature film THE MIRACLE CLUB with Zephyr Films and starring Dame Maggie Smith, Laura Linney & Kathy Bates, and 6-part Irish thriller CLEAN SWEEP with Incendo (Canada) starring Charlene McKenna and Barry Ward.

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