Ucd School Of Film
The UCD School of Film conducts practical courses in film production and screen writing. It was set up in 1992 on the initiative of actor Gregory Peck, film producer Noel Pearson, former UCD President Patrick Masterson and UCD Professor Richard Kearney. Its purpose is to cater for the evolving technology and labour demands of an expanding Irish film industry. The School conducts film production and screen writing components on the M.A. degree programme on behalf of its academic sister body, the Centre for Film Studies.The Board's budget is voted annually by Dáil Éireann and has a capital budget of approximately €9.153 million in 2003. Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is under the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism.