The Game Of Thrones Effect

Saturday July 14th / The Veranda Lounge, The Galmont Hotel (formerly The Radisson) / 3.30p.m. - 5.00p.m.
In 2011, Adam Dawtrey, then European Editor of Variety wrote: “Not since the Titanic slipped out of the Harland and Wolff shipyard in 1912, has something manufactured in Belfast launched to such fanfare.”
Seven years later as the final season concludes filming, the local, national and international significance of GAME OF THRONES cannot be underestimated in terms of sector development in Northern Ireland. The series has catapulted the region into the premier league of global production locations, putting to rest any doubt about Northern Ireland being able to deliver on the highest level and leaving a local and highly skilled crew-base with vast experience on a show of this size and scale that has the highest productions values on television today. 
Much has been written about “The Game of Thrones effect” and in this panel session, we will hear about the more personal stories from four key crew members. Looking at what the show means to them, how it has transformed their lives, careers and companies, we will chat with Bernie Caulfield, Executive Producer; Oliver Butler, Co-Producer; Carla Stronge, Casting Director and Alanna Riddell Bond, Associate Producer. 
Moderated by Moyra Lock, head of Marketing with Northern Ireland Screen