About us

Element Pictures is run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin, London, and Belfast. Working across production, distribution, and exhibition, it is one of the most exciting and innovative companies in the global film industry.

Through collaboration with bold, talented creatives, Element Pictures has brought the best in modern filmmaking to the screen, including Lenny Abrahamson’s Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA winning ROOM, Yorgos Lanthimos’ Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA winning THE FAVOURITE, and most recently the record breaking television adaptation of Sally Rooney’s NORMAL PEOPLE. Previous productions include all of Lenny Abrahamson’s films, Yorgos Lanthimos’ English language films THE LOBSTER (Jury Prize, Cannes) and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER as well as Sebastián Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE.

Looking ahead, current and upcoming television productions include the television adaptation of Sally Rooney’s debut literary sensation, CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS (BBC Three / HULU); and Shane Meadows’ period drama debut THE GALLOWS POLE (BBC / A24).

Current film productions include Joanna Hogg’s THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER (BBC Films and A24), executive produced by Martin Scorsese and starring Tilda Swinton; Sebastián Lelio’s THE WONDER (Netflix), with Florence Pugh; Yorgos Lanthimos’ POOR THINGS (Searchlight Pictures), starring Emma Stone; and Stephen William’s historical biopic CHEVALIER (Searchlight Pictures), starring Kelvin Harrison Jr

Element Pictures also run a distribution company that offers cinemas throughout Ireland an exciting slate featuring the best of Irish, independent, and event cinema titles, including the Royal Opera House live cinema season. Element also own and run, two of Ireland’s leading independent art house cinemas, Light House in Dublin and Pálás in Galway, which serve up an eclectic mix of international and homegrown cinema from the latest releases to much loved cult classics

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  • Aisling Lenihan
    Development Executive
  • Aisling O'Brien
    Head of Marketing, Element Cinemas
  • Aksel Nadir
    Office Receptionist & Administration
  • Andrew Lowe
    Company Director
  • Anna Stevens
    Creative Executive
  • Annette Waldron
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Carrie Domendziak-Forth
    Production Coordinator
  • Charlene Lydon
    Head of Programming, Element Cinemas
  • Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann
    Development Producer
  • Clare Dwyer Hogg
    Development & Production Executive – Northern Ireland
  • Dave Reid
    Head of Sales, Element Distribution
  • David Kelly
    Programming & Marketing Executive, Element Cinemas
  • Dara McGrath
    Business Affairs Executive
  • Dearbhail Bannigan
    Commercial Director
  • Ed Guiney
    Company Director
  • Eliza Fitzgibbon
    Producers Assistant to Ed Guiney
  • Emer O’Shea
    Production Executive
  • Emma Green
    PA to Emma Norton & Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann
  • Emma Norton
    Producer
  • Hannah Connell-Moylan
    Script Executive
  • Hannah Day O Connor
    Programming & Marketing Co-ordinator, Element Cinemas
  • Ina Remme
    Head of Development
  • Jamie Paisley
    Production Coordinator
  • Jenni Redmond
    Finance Assistant
  • Joanna Singh
    Accounts Executive
  • John Donnelly
    General Manager, Element Cinemas
  • Karen O’Malley
    Head of Distribution & Home Entertainment
  • Kate Daly
    Marketing & Distribution Assistant, Element Distribution
  • Lena-Marie Fitzgerald
    Development Co-Ordinator & PA to Lenny Abrahamson
  • Leonie Quinn
    Finance Manager
  • Lisa Jones
    PA to Andrew Lowe & Annette Waldron
  • Lucas Ochoa
    Executive Producer/Producer Television Drama
  • Lucy Drury
    Production Executive
  • Mark Byrne
    Group Head of Business Affairs
  • Maura Murphy
    Post Production Executive
  • Matt Power
    Development Executive
  • Michael Dawson
    Executive Producer Television Drama
  • Niamh Plunkett
    Executive Assistant to Ed Guiney & Office Manager
  • Nick Conville
    Finance Executive
  • Nicola McGahan
    Finance Executive
  • Nilan Dharmadasa
    Office Administrator/ PA to Michael Dawson, Lucas Ochoa, Rosanne Flynn
  • Paula Heffernan
    Head of Production
  • Rachel Dargavel
    Senior Production Executive
  • Ruth Hurl
    Senior Marketing Executive, Element Distribution
  • Sarah McCabe
    Production Assistant & PA to Paula Heffernan
  • Shauna Shivers
    Assistant Script Editor
  • Soracha Pelan Ó Treasaigh
    Accounts Executive
Aisling Lenihan
Development Executive
Aisling O'Brien
Head of Marketing, Element Cinemas
Aksel Nadir
Office Receptionist & Administration
Andrew Lowe
Company Director
Anna Stevens
Creative Executive
Annette Waldron
Chief Operating Officer
Carrie Domendziak-Forth
Production Coordinator
Charlene Lydon
Head of Programming, Element Cinemas
Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann
Development Producer
Clare Dwyer Hogg
Development & Production Executive – Northern Ireland
Dave Reid
Head of Sales, Element Distribution
David Kelly
Programming & Marketing Executive, Element Cinemas
Dara McGrath
Business Affairs Executive
Dearbhail Bannigan
Commercial Director
Ed Guiney
Company Director
Eliza Fitzgibbon
Producers Assistant to Ed Guiney
Emer O’Shea
Production Executive
Emma Green
PA to Emma Norton & Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann
Emma Norton
Producer
Hannah Connell-Moylan
Script Executive
Hannah Day O Connor
Programming & Marketing Co-ordinator, Element Cinemas
Ina Remme
Head of Development
Jamie Paisley
Production Coordinator
Jenni Redmond
Finance Assistant
Joanna Singh
Accounts Executive
John Donnelly
General Manager, Element Cinemas
Karen O’Malley
Head of Distribution & Home Entertainment
Kate Daly
Marketing & Distribution Assistant, Element Distribution
Lena-Marie Fitzgerald
Development Co-Ordinator & PA to Lenny Abrahamson
Leonie Quinn
Finance Manager
Lisa Jones
PA to Andrew Lowe & Annette Waldron
Lucas Ochoa
Executive Producer/Producer Television Drama
Lucy Drury
Production Executive
Mark Byrne
Group Head of Business Affairs
Maura Murphy
Post Production Executive
Matt Power
Development Executive
Michael Dawson
Executive Producer Television Drama
Niamh Plunkett
Executive Assistant to Ed Guiney & Office Manager
Nick Conville
Finance Executive
Nicola McGahan
Finance Executive
Nilan Dharmadasa
Office Administrator/ PA to Michael Dawson, Lucas Ochoa, Rosanne Flynn
Paula Heffernan
Head of Production
Rachel Dargavel
Senior Production Executive
Ruth Hurl
Senior Marketing Executive, Element Distribution
Sarah McCabe
Production Assistant & PA to Paula Heffernan
Shauna Shivers
Assistant Script Editor
Soracha Pelan Ó Treasaigh
Accounts Executive

Dublin Office
30/31 O’Connell Street Lower Dublin 1
t. +353 1 618 5032
f. +353 1 664 3737
Email- info@elementpictures.ie

Belfast Office
Arthur House, 41 Arthur Street, Belfast BT1 4GB
t. +44 289 568 0349
Email- info@elementpictures.ie

UK Office
22-25 Eastcastle Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 8DF
t. +44 207 494 3155
Email- info@elementpictures.ie

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Film

Herself (2020)
Calm With Horses (2020)
Normal People (2020)
Dublin Murders (2019)
The Favourite (2019)
The Little Stranger (2018)
Disobedience (2018)
Rosie (2018)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
A Date for Mad Mary (2016)
The Lobster (2016)
Rebellion (2016)
Room (2016)
Glassland (2015)
Red Rock (2015)
Quirke (2014)
Charlie (2014)
Frank (2014)
Jimmy’s Hall (2014)
Dark Touch (2013)
Just a Sigh (2013
Shadow Dancer (2013)
What Richard Did (2012)
This Must Be The Place (2012)
The Guard (2011)
Little Matador (2011)
Sluby Panienskie (2010)
Cracks (2010)
When Harvey Met Bob (2010)
Essential Killing (2010)
Zonad (2010)
All Good Children (2010)
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
Garage (2007)
The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006)
Boy Eats Girl (2005)
Adam & Paul(2004)
Omagh (2004)
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Sweety Barrett (1998)
The Pipe
Sean
Little White Lie
Hideaway

Distribution 

Calm With Horses (2020)
The Dig (2019)
A Bump Along The Way (2019)
I,Dolores (2018)
The Little Stranger (2018)
Dublin Oldschool (2018)
Rosie (2018)
Making the Grade (2018)
Tomato Red (2017)
Without Name (2017)
Halal Daddy (2017)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
A Date for Mad Mary (2016)
The Legend of Longwood (2016)
The Lobster (2016)
Traders (2016)
The Siege of Jadotville (2016)
Mattress Men (2016)
The Flag (2016)
Room (2016)
You’re Ugly Too (2015)
Glassland (2015)
Older Than Ireland (2015)
Viva (2015)
Frank (2014)
Jimmy’s Hall (2014)
Jump (2013)
Mea Maxima Culpa (2013)
Pilgrim Hill (2013)
Silence (2013)
The Irish Pub (2013)
What Richard Did (2012)
This Must Be The Place (2012)
Girlfriend (2012)
Grabbers (2012)
Death of a Superhero (2011)
Sensation (2011)
Parked (2011)
The Runaway (2011)
The Guard (2011)
Turn me on Goddammit (2011)
As If I m Not There (2010)
Dreaming the Quiet Man (2010)
The Yellow Bittern (2009)
Waveriders (2009)
His & Hers (2009)
Wide Open Spaces (2009)
Kisses (2008)
The Escapist (2008)
Garage (2007)
Adam & Paul (2004)

 

Element Cinema Group –

Recruiting for:  Head of Film Programming – Element Cinemas

Element Cinemas is Ireland’s leading art house exhibitors which operates the Light House Cinema in Dublin and Pálás cinema in Galway and is part of Element Pictures, the production company whose films include THE FAVOURITE, ROOM, and THE GUARD. We are looking to recruit an experienced Head of Film Programming.

It is an exciting role with the principal responsibility of acquiring and scheduling films in line with the Element Cinema brand.

As Head of Programming you will be  responsible for all programming – current films, retrospectives, and alternative content for Light House Dublin, Pálás Galway, and our sister VOD platform Volta.ie

Daily duties include tracking forthcoming new films in line with programming policy, negotiating commercial terms with distributors, taking responsibility for scheduling of films, holdovers, and on-sale dates.

As Head of Programming, you will work closely with the marketing department to ensure that films are being advertised correctly and in a timely manner.

Working with a fantastic management team and a positive company culture, there will be lots of scope to develop initiatives. The position offers an excellent platform to further develop a variety of management skills

Role Specification:

  • Engagement with distributors to acquire programming that will maximise audience appeal in line with programming policy and on sound commercial terms.
  • Manage programme scheduling and ticket sales in conjunction with cinema venues.
  • Manage relationships with distributors; seek opportunities from distributors to extend offering in cinemas – e.g. special screenings, bespoke marketing opportunities.
  • Be the ambassador for the Element Cinema brand – the face of Element Cinema – media engagement, hosting panel, and Q&As in venue and beyond.
  • Ensuring that the backbone systems (ticketing software, website, etc.) are fit for purpose and are functional based on parameters agreed.
  • Ensure admissions/programme is in line with annual targets and manage expectations around upcoming releases.
  • Responsible for expenditure budgets related to the Cinemas Department and for income targets related to programming across the cinemas.
  • Ensure all weekly/monthly reporting is circulated in a timely manner.
  • Attend film festivals and keep on top of viewing forthcoming releases, tracking festival news and awards predictions in order to predict future cinema hits and plan accordingly.
  • Acquire titles for Volta (VOD platform), where relevant, and ensure these are marketed effectively via Element Cinema channels.
  • Work with marketing department to ensure that they are informed of priority releases so marketing of individual titles and our broader programme is up to date and on brand.
  • Form and maintain excellent working relationships with key festivals and events.
  • Develop ideas of events and parties to celebrate new releases/seasons etc. and ensure customer experience is unique and fun! Work with venue staff to promote energy and creativity around these events.

Knowledge and experience:

  • An excellent and comprehensive knowledge of all types of film including art-house, European, Irish and world cinema.
  • Experience and success in designing, implementing dynamic, and engaging cultural cinema programmes.
  • Extensive knowledge of film exhibition practice gained through experience programming at a cinema and festivals.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and media engagement.
  • Experience in key negotiations.
  • Strong time management, organizational, and multi-tasking skills; able to set priorities and meet deadlines as well as work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Proven project management skills with the ability to take a project from conception through to completion.
  • Ability to collaborate internally and externally, and cultivate strong relationships with community partners, donors, and colleagues.
  • A positive and professional attitude with strong diplomacy skills and professionalism; this includes the ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  • Ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams in a shared office environment.
  • Ability to learn new programs for website interface and ticketing systems.

This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to become a key member of the Element Cinema management team and to help develop and grow one of Ireland’s most innovative cinemas.

The successful candidate will be expected to work on a flexible schedule and expected to attend key local and international film festivals.

Application deadline Fri 4th April 2022 by sending a CV and cover letter to john@elementcinema.ie


For more information please email info@elementpictures.ie.

If you are happy for us to keep your details on file as a reference for Element Pictures careers. info@elementpictures.ie
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