IrelandWeek Returns to Los Angeles After Highly Successful Debut


IrelandWeek Returns to Los Angeles After Highly Successful Debut

Posted: 16th October 2018

Second Annual Multi-day Event Showcases the Wealth and Breadth of Talent from Irish Creators and Innovators

Following the stellar success of last year’s inaugural event, IrelandWeek announced the return of the week-long conference and culture festivities from 26 October – 4 November, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Through a myriad of events covering film, live music, theatre, visual art,TV, sports, tech, trade and animation, IrelandWeek’s focus is to bring Ireland to the world, and the world back to Ireland.

Our major event at IrelandWeek this year once more is the IRELANDCON conference on Thursday 1 November, to be held at the new LMU Graduate School of Film and TV. With a key focus on celebrating innovation in tech, trade, entertainment and cultural ties between Ireland and Los Angeles, this year’s flagship conference is moving right into the heart of Silicon Beach to LMU’s new Playa Vista campus.

A portion of the all-day conference features film, TV and animation industries, those establishing themselves in Los Angeles, and those that offer the great opportunity and tax incentives to make productions in Ireland. For a full list of speakers, please click here. Limited Early Bird tickets are available here.

Other major IrelandWeek 2018 activities include:

Irish Screen America Film Festival Los Angeles (October 25 – 27)

  • Irish Screen America supports and guides Irish media-makers by showcasing their work and fostering partnerships in the two largest cities for the entertainment industry in the United States – New York and Los Angeles.

MART at Santa Monica Art Studios (October 27 – November 4)

  • Pop-up art gallery interaction displaying the very best and the most modern in Irish contemporary art and design.

Music From Ireland showcase in partnership with “It’s a School Night” at The Bardot Club (October 29)

  • Showcase presented by Music From Ireland, hosted by KCRW’s Chris Douridas and featuring notable and emerging Irish acts.

Beauty Queens & Playboys at Barnsdall Theatre Hollywood (October 30)

  • A celebration of Irish Theatre with selected scenes read by Ireland’s leading actors, directed by Philly McMahon (Thisispopbaby, Abbey Theatre)

Post-IRELANDCON Networking Event at Belkin/LA Stadium HQ

  • Post conference networking event held on the top floor of the Belkin building and co-hosted by LA Stadium and Entertainment District. Attendees include members of Los Angeles Trade and Entertainment organizations, local business organizations, city leaders, Silicon Beach companies and IRELANDCON attendees.

Banter with Jim Carroll at Pearls Bar & Restaurant (November 2)

  • Renowned Irish journalist Jim Carroll will host a selection of Irish culture vultures, culture makers and protagonists from around the world to explore the phenomenal reach of Irish culture.

Pop Up Gaeltacht at Rock & Reilly’s (November 2)

  • The highly popular Gaeltacht pop up returns for a second year at IrelandWeek. 

IrelandWeek Flash Mob at Venice Beach (November 3)

  • Prepare to be amazed at this must-see experience showcasing traditional and modern Irish dance.

Hurling Lacrosse Exhibit at Loyola Marymount University (November 3)

  • An afternoon exhibiting the art of Irish hurling.

Ireland Laughs Back at The Hollywood Improv (November 3)

  • A hilarious night of Irish comedy, planned in association with the hilarious David Nihill. Full line up to be announced.

Sponsors of IrelandWeek include are Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Culture Ireland, Loyola Marymount University, Aer Lingus, Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, Global Payments Partners, Tourism Ireland and Kennedy Wilson. The official media partner of Ireland Week is Irish Times Abroad. IrelandWeek’s partners include The Irish Times Abroad, Irish Screen America Film Festival, Music From Ireland, Conradh na Gaeilge Guaire, Irish Outreach San Diego, Irish Fair, Irish Arts & Entertainment, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Newport Beach Film Festival, World Trade Center Los Angeles, Wild Geese Gaelic Football club and many more.

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