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, upcoming projects include Phyllida Lloyd’s HERSELF starring Clare Dunne and Harriet Walter , Sean Durkin’s THE NEST starring Jude Law and Carrie Coon, Joanna Hogg’s THE SOUVENIR PART II starring Honor Swinton Byrne and Tilda Swinton and CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS for BBC and Hulu, based on the best-selling novel by Sally Rooney, directed by Lenny Abrahamson.

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 Assistant & PA to Emma Norton
  • Aisling O'Brien
    Marketing Manager, Element Distribution
  • Aksel Nadir
    Office Receptionist & Administration
  • Amy Walsh
    Publicity Executive, Element Distribution
  • Andrew Lowe
    Company Director
  • Anna Stevens
    Creative Executive
  • Annette Waldron
    Chief Operating Officer
  • 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
  • Dara McGrath
    Business Affairs Executive
  • Ed Guiney
    Company Director
  • Eliza Fitzgibbon
    Producers Assistant to Ed Guiney
  • Emer O’Shea
    Production Executive
  • Emma Norton
    Producer
  • Faine Eustace
    PA to Emma Norton & Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann
  • Hannah Day O Connor
    Programming & Marketing Co-ordinator, Element Cinemas
  • Ina Remme
    Head of Development
  • Jamie Paisley
    Assistant Production Coordinator
  • Jenni Redmond
    Finance Assistant
  • Karen O’Malley
    Head of Distribution & Home Entertainment
  • 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 Co-ordinator
  • Mark Byrne
    Group Head of Business Affairs
  • Matt Power
    Development Executive
  • Michael Dawson
    Executive Producer Television Drama
  • Niamh Plunkett
    Executive Assistant to Ed Guiney & Office Manager
  • Nicola McGahan
    Finance Executive
  • Paula Heffernan
    Head of Production
  • Rachel Dargavel
    Senior Production Executive
  • Rosanne Flynn
    Development Producer
  • Ruth Hurl
    Senior Marketing Executive, Element Distribution
  • Sarah McCabe
    Receptionist & PA to Paula Heffernan
  • Soracha Pelan Ó Treasaigh
    Accounts Executive
Aisling Lenihan
Development Assistant & PA to Emma Norton
Aisling O'Brien
Marketing Manager, Element Distribution
Aksel Nadir
Office Receptionist & Administration
Amy Walsh
Publicity Executive, Element Distribution
Andrew Lowe
Company Director
Anna Stevens
Creative Executive
Annette Waldron
Chief Operating Officer
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
Dara McGrath
Business Affairs Executive
Ed Guiney
Company Director
Eliza Fitzgibbon
Producers Assistant to Ed Guiney
Emer O’Shea
Production Executive
Emma Norton
Producer
Faine Eustace
PA to Emma Norton & Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann
Hannah Day O Connor
Programming & Marketing Co-ordinator, Element Cinemas
Ina Remme
Head of Development
Jamie Paisley
Assistant Production Coordinator
Jenni Redmond
Finance Assistant
Karen O’Malley
Head of Distribution & Home Entertainment
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 Co-ordinator
Mark Byrne
Group Head of Business Affairs
Matt Power
Development Executive
Michael Dawson
Executive Producer Television Drama
Niamh Plunkett
Executive Assistant to Ed Guiney & Office Manager
Nicola McGahan
Finance Executive
Paula Heffernan
Head of Production
Rachel Dargavel
Senior Production Executive
Rosanne Flynn
Development Producer
Ruth Hurl
Senior Marketing Executive, Element Distribution
Sarah McCabe
Receptionist & PA to Paula Heffernan
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
Blick Shared Studios, 46 Hill Street
Cathedral Quarter Belfast, BT1 2LB
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)

 

Group General Manager – Element Cinema

Element Cinemas is Ireland’s leading art house exhibitor 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 NORMAL PEOPLE, THE FAVOURITE, ROOM, and THE GUARD. We are looking for an experienced Group General Manager for a newly created head office role to lead our exhibition activities across all sites. As the Operations Manager, working with the venue level General Managers and the directors and senior staff of Element Pictures, you are responsible for defining, setting, and implementing the strategy to grow the cinema business in order to achieve agreed KPI’s. As we prepare to reopen our venues following the Covid-19 lockdown, the directors remain confident about the future prospects for Element Cinema, and we are looking for an exceptional individual to lead the business to meet the opportunities and challenges the post-pandemic world presents. You will be responsible for the planning and execution of all operational aspects and the day-to-day control of the cinema business driving both sales targets and performance standards. As a senior member of the management team, you will motivate and manage a dedicated existing staff in a challenging and fast-paced environment contributing effectively to the strategic development of the cinema businesses within the Element group.

Main Duties will include:

  • Contributing to annual budgeting processes and driving the direct management of KPIs to maximise revenues, deliver increased attendances, and timely reporting of same.
  • Directly liaise with marketing and programming staff to drive audience development, ensure the effective communication and roll out of advertising and marketing plans and ensure full support from operations at venue level.
  • Plan, document and execute operational procedures to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the business including operational practices, company policies, hygiene, quality standards and ensure they are adhered to.
  • Responsible for coordinating and ensuring the effective training and development of all managers and staff including succession planning.
  • Ensure efficient and effective use of staff to provide excellent customer service while managing staff costs within overall budget guidelines across all areas including retail, ushering, projection, and venue management staff.
  • Develop an overall Communications plan to ensure efficient and effective information flow through a network of well-run meetings and engagements as
    required.
  • Continuously review all aspects of the cinema operations to maximize customer satisfaction, operational efficiency, and effective implementation of the stated
    business objectives.
  • Liaise with the appropriate third parties to manage and ensure the smooth technical operation of the business including website performance, ticketing systems and POS are operating at best industry standards.
  • Direct involvement with all new venue facilities and investment projects and ensuring effective, preventive maintenance programmes are carried out for all
    cinemas with excellent presentation and filming screening standards maintained.
  • Working closely with the General Managers of each venue to drive all aspects of the Cinema Retail operations including Restaurant, Bar, Box Office, and Concessions with timely reporting in all areas to deliver enhancement of sales, profitability, and best standards.
  • Working with General Managers and Duty Manager staff to ensure all day to day cash management and financial controls are fully operational at venue level.

As the ideal candidate you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have strong experience at senior management level in the cinema or entertainment/hospitality sectors.
  • A proven track record of attracting and retaining new audiences/customers.
  • Experience of leading and managing a large team with multiple and varied skillsets.
  • Experience of strategic planning, annual budgeting, and reporting.
  • Must be flexible and able to work under pressure.
  • Excellent managerial and organization skills.
  • Positive attitude towards innovation and change.

This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to become a senior member of the Element team and to help develop and grow one of Ireland’s most innovative cinema operations. The role will have a competitive salary commensurate with experience and the successful candidate will be expected to work across all our venues and from our head office in Dublin and with regular work at evenings and weekends.

Applications to be sent to: info@elementpictures.ie
Subject reference in email: Group General Manager – Element Cinema
Deadline for applications: Thursday 22nd July 202


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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