Irish Screen America Advisory Board
Eoin Egan, Vice President of Pinewood International
Eoin is originally from Limerick and started his career in the film industry as a trainee in the art department on various feature films shot in Ireland. After graduating with a business degree he worked in finance and business development roles in Luxembourg and New York. He relocated to London in 2007 to work in production management in commercials and music videos. He joined Pinewood Group in 2008 and has held positions in TV department in London, International sales in Toronto. In 2012 became VP of Pinewood International based in NY & LA. He currently holds company director positions at Pinewood Production Services Canada and the newly established Pinewood Productions Ireland Ltd. Pinewood International recent productions include: Crimson Peak for Legendary Pics, Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War for Marvel and Pixels for Sony Pictures.
Marcus J. Fox
Marcus J. Fox is a producer and director, known for The Osbournes (2002), Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica (2003) and Hardcore Pawn (2009). He is an Emmy Award-winning producer & director who has also won an IFTA, a Peoples Choice Award, and five Telly Awards. Marcus’ short film will be screening in this year’s festival.
Tara Halloran began her career at Film Base Dublin, an organization dedicated to emerging filmmakers, as their Training and Information Manager. She then joined the newly established national film and television training institute, Screen Training Ireland, as a Senior Project Adviser. She moved to the UK to take on the role as Managing Director at Moonstone International, the European satellite of the Sundance Institute founded by Robert Redford and British playwright/filmmaker the late John McGrath. After 5 years at the helm she joined Creative Skillset as their Screen Academy Manager, overseeing the development of industry focussed training at the UK’s top film schools. In 2008 she left London to go to the UK Film Council’s US office in Los Angeles and become Senior Executive, Industry Relations. When the UK Film Council closed in 2011, Tara was engaged by the newly established British Film Commission US Office as SVP, US Partnerships. Tara is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and post-graduate of University College Dublin and the UK National Film & Television School.
Gregory Schenz is head of business and legal affairs for Endgame Entertainment and lead negotiator with responsibility for the company’s financing, production, development and distribution deals, as well as managing Endgame’s strategic relationships. Before joining Endgame Entertainment, Schenz held a similar position at Beacon Pictures. Prior to Beacon, Schenz was a SVP of Business and Legal Affairs working at Intermedia as well as at the completion bond company, International Film Guarantor (IFG) and Loeb & Loeb. He graduated cum laude from George Washington University with a BA in Soviet Studies and graduated cum laude from Loyola of Los Angeles Law School. He is a member of the California Bar.
LA based producer Jonathan Loughran previously ran the Irish Film Board’s LA office, bringing over $185m worth of production to shoot in Ireland, before setting up ArtCastle. He produced What If, a rom com with Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and Adam Driver directed by Mike Dowse; Holidays anthology short film St Patrick’s Day directed by Gary Shore starring Ruth Bradley, and is in preproduction and development on a number of features and TV series.
Irish Screen America is built on the good work of Los Angeles Irish Film Festival co-founder and director Lisa McLaughlin. We are also grateful for the support and guidance of Pascal Ladreyt, of Elma.