JOBS: DUTY MANAGER

Pálás Cinema, 15 Lower Merchants Road, Galway, will be opening in early 2018. Come and join our team, and work in this state of the art & unique city centre venue housing a 3 screen cinema, bespoke restaurant and beautifully designed bar. This is an exciting opportunity for a hospitality focused individual with a love of both food and film to join our dedicated team.

Duty Manager

Reporting to the Front of House Manager, the Duty Manager is responsible for the

smooth operation of the Cinema offering the best possible customer service, the preparation and showing of films and other content throughout the Cinema and to provide technical and maintenance support for the Cinema as required.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Manage the operations of the shift so that customer service is at the best possible level.
  • Open and closing the building in accordance with the cinema’s procedures; dealing with any emergency and venue issues appropriately and reporting as necessary.
  • Ensure the building is run in accordance with fire regulations and licensing conditions and that the health & safety of staff and customers is never compromised.
  • Manage the staff on duty effectively including providing direction, training and feedback and allocating tasks to maximise the use of staff on duty.
  • Maintain standards so that all work areas are clean, tidy and well displayed at all times, that deliveries are dealt with at the earliest opportunity and that stock rooms are tidy with stock stored correctly.
  • Take responsibility for stock and money throughout the shift, ensuring that records are accurate, that tickets and products are sold correctly and that cash is stored in accordance with the Company’s insurance and security requirements.
  • Prepare films and other content for screenings in a timely manner, with due care to avoid damaging material; securing films and other content appropriately and preparing films and other content correctly for onwards transport.
  • Maintain projection, sound and other AV equipment to ensure it is operating correctly, safely and to its optimum technical capacity.
  • Alert the General Manager about projection technical issues and building maintenance issues that you are unable to resolve.
  • Ensure all work practices are carried out in keeping with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act.
  • Ensure all work areas under your control are maintained in a clean and safe manner to avoid hazards.
  • Participate in cross functional training as assigned from time to time.
  • Carry out any other instruction from the General Manager or other Manager of Element Pictures as assigned.

Please send applications outlining relevant experience to jobs@palas.ie

Closing date for applications is Friday 19th January.

We do not require the assistance of recruitment agencies for this search

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ELEMENT PICTURES DISTRIBUTION ACQUIRES KEN WARDROP’S MAKING THE GRADE

ELEMENT PICTURES DISTRIBUTION ACQUIRES KEN WARDROP’S MAKING THE GRADE

Element Pictures Distribution are thrilled to announce that they have secured the Irish and UK rights to Wardrop’s latest feature MAKING THE GRADE with a cinema release set for April 13th.

Wardrop’s signature style once again shines through in these heart-warming and  life-affirming tales of students and their beloved piano teachers.

MAKING THE GRADE invites us into the world of the piano lesson. Every year teachers and students throughout Ireland prepare for graded musical exams. These exams can be pleasing for some but daunting for others. Each student has their own particular goal but reaching Grade Eight is considered a pinnacle. This endearing and uplifting documentary explores the bond between piano teachers and their pupils as they struggle through these grades. This is a story of the transformative power of music and the pride and happiness it provides both the students and teachers. It may inspire us all to keep making the grade.

Speaking on the acquisition Wardrop comments “We’re thrilled to be working with Element Pictures Distribution on the forthcoming release of MAKING THE GRADE. The film was created by a small team of passionate and talented people, and with the kind support of the Irish Arts Council. We feel very privileged and excited to be able to share the film with Irish audiences.”

Head of Distribution at Element Pictures, Audrey Sheils added: “Ken has created a beautiful and moving film that captures the pure joy of what music can bring and we couldn’t be happier to be bringing it to cinemas this Spring.”

The acquisition marks the third time that EPD and Venon productions have worked together. In 2012 EPD released Wardrop’s much-loved box-office hit His & Hers and last year released the IFTA winning Mom & Me.

MAKING THE GRADE is directed by Ken Wardrop and produced by Andrew Freedman. MAKING THE GRADE is a Reel Arts film funded by the Arts Council.

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Element Pictures Distribution

Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe run Ireland’s leading independent film distribution company Element Pictures Distribution, handling StudioCanal’s slate in Ireland as well as direct acquisitions. Notable releases include Lenny Abrahamson’s Golden Globe and Oscar winning Room and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. In 2011, EPD released The Guard (John Michael McDonagh), which became one of the highest grossing independent Irish films of all time, with a cumulative box office of €4m+. Additionally, Element Pictures operates an online video on demand platform, Volta.ie and also runs and operates the Light House Cinema in Dublin and Pálás in Galway.

PÁLÁS RECRUITING FOR EARLY 2018 OPENING

Element Pictures are delighted to announce PÁLÁS (formerly Picture Palace) is now nearing completion and will open to the public in early 2018. Based at 15  Merchants Road Lower in the heart of Galway city, this much anticipated and truly unique venue will bring an eclectic mix of the best new Irish and international films along with classics, foreign language, animated films, shorts, documentaries, special events & festivals to a great local cinema going audience in Galway.

The cinema, designed by architect Tom de Paor, was initiated, and developed by Solas Galway Picture Palace Teoranta. Financial support for Pálás has been received from Galway City Council, the Department of Arts, Heritage and Culture, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board, An Comhairle Ealaíon/the Arts Council, The Western Development Commission, Element Pictures and film and business support from individuals and companies.

Element has worked closely with the design team and the main contractor JJ Rhatigan to oversee the completion of works and to deliver a state-of-the-art contemporary arthouse cinema to Galway.

Recruitment for various positions has commenced, further information is available on www.palas.ie

Element Cinemas operates the Light House in Smithfield Square, Dublin and, under the direction of Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney, have long been champions of new and award-winning Irish films.

Andrew Lowe commented that “We are delighted that Pálás is now nearing completion and to be involved in this exciting project and working with Tom de Paor and JJ Rhatigan to complete this unique space in a city with such a strong film heritage is an absolute privilege

For further information please contact nell@elementpictures.ie or call 00353 1 485 3999

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JOBS: FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER

Pálás Cinema, 15 Lower Merchants Road, Galway, will be opening in early 2018. Come and join our team, and work in this state of the art & unique city centre venue housing a 3 screen cinema, bespoke restaurant and beautifully designed bar.  This is an exciting opportunity for a service industry focused individual with a love for film to join our dedicated team.

Front of House Manager

Reporting to the General Manager, The Front of House Manager is responsible for the professional and smooth running of all front of house activities at Pálás.

  • Organise and manage events in all areas of the Cinema as appropriate; this includes ensuring your regular presence at key, busy shifts and working a balance of weekends and evenings.
  • Train, motivate and manage all Front of House staff
  • Co-ordinate the staff to ensure that an effective, friendly and profitable service is offered at all times.
  • Draw up the staff roster each week ensuring it is within budget and in accordance with the Organisation of Working Time Act.
  • Plan and organise staffing schedules and holiday rota’s to ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained in accordance with the needs of the business
  • Ensure all staff on duty are performing to the required standard and in adherence to the staff dress code.
  • Encourage and act upon customer comments/feedback within 24 hours of receipt to improve the Cinema’s customer care philosophy.
  • Prepare timesheets for the Finance department in a timely and accurate manner so that they can process payroll.
  • Act as Fire Warden while on duty and ensure all work practices are carried out in keeping with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act.
  • Ensure Fire checks are completed daily and all areas are clear.
  • Managing any incidents appropriately and reporting in accordance with policy.
  • Support staff at busy periods by working with them behind the bar, café or concession stands in busy periods, ensuring queues are managed effectively and quickly.
  • Ensure all financial management and reporting is in accordance with policy and is correct.
  • Carry out any other instruction from the General Manager or other Officer of Element Cinemas as assigned by the Managing Director from time to time.
  • Venue experience is desirable

Please send applications outlining relevant experience to jobs@palas.ie

Closing date for applications is Friday 19th January.

We do not require the assistance of recruitment agencies for this search

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JOBS: RESTAURANT & BAR MANAGER

Pálás Cinema, 15 Lower Merchants Road, Galway, will be opening in early 2018. Come and join our team, and work in this state of the art & unique city centre venue housing a 3 screen cinema, bespoke restaurant and beautifully designed bar. This is an exciting opportunity for a hospitality focused individual with a love of both food and film to join our dedicated team.

Restaurant & Bar Manager

 Working alongside the Head Chef to manage the Restaurant & Bar areas of the cinema, you will help deliver cinema food favourites, bespoke cocktails and a selection of beers and wines to ensure a high quality food & drink offering combined with excellent customer service is available to all our customers, both cinema goers and event clients. The successful candidate also has responsibility for maintaining and growing both turnover and profitability. Main duties include:

  • The effective running of the food and beverage operations within budget.
  • Establishing SOPs, Targets, Policies and Procedures and reporting on agreed KPIs.
  • Maintaining the highest possible customer service levels across events, café and bar at all times.
  • Liaising effectively with the suppliers so that staff have full knowledge of the food on offer.
  • Continually training staff with relevant product knowledge and techniques to be able to sell and serve the full range of products effectively and quickly.
  • Devising, preparing and delivering with the Head Chef, high quality menu offerings appropriate to the cinema schedule and time of day offerings.
  • Managing stock levels, including placing orders and undertaking stock-takes, and ensuring wastage is at a minimum.
  • Ensuring daily and weekly cleaning procedures are in place and undertaken effectively; taking responsibility for health and safety in the cafe and bar areas. Maintaining the store areas in a clean and tidy and secured state at all times.
  • Working closely with the Events team so that all events are run to the highest possible standards.
  • Working with the rest of the management team to develop corporate hires and ensure that the food and drinks offering for events is efficiently run.
  • You will be responsible for the accuracy of the sales reporting system and stock management system and, working closely with the Finance function, for producing timely and accurate sales reports to facilitate effective monitoring of Turnover, Profitability and Revenue per Head.
  • Undertaking any other duties which may be reasonably requested of you by the management team for the effective functioning of the cinema.

The preferred candidate will have a minimum of two years’ supervisory experience in a similar environment and hold relevant qualifications.

Please send applications outlining relevant experience to jobs@palas.ie

Closing date for applications is Friday 19th January.

We do not require the assistance of recruitment agencies for this search

THE DRUMMER & THE KEEPER WINS BEST FEATURE FILM AT THE 2017 IRISH FILM LONDON AWARDS.

THE DRUMMER & THE KEEPER wins Best Feature Film at the 2017 Irish Film London Awards.  Jacob McCarthy also took home the Ros Hubbard Award for Acting, beating off stiff competition from Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Ann Skelly.

THE DRUMMER & THE KEEPER will screen on Wednesday the 29th of November as part of the Irish Film Festival London.

Written and directed by Nick Kelly, whose short film SHOE was shortlisted for an Academy Award, THE DRUMMER & THE KEEPER was produced by Kate McColgan for Calico Pictures (FROM THE DARK), with support from the Irish Film Board. The film premiered at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh, taking home the award for Best First Irish Feature.

The film stars a collection of talented Irish actors including Dermot Murphy (CLEAN BREAK, RAW), Charlie Kelly (THE SECRET SCRIPTURE, JADOTVILLE), Peter Coonan (WHAT RICHARD DID, LOVE/HATE), Aoibhinn McGinnity (MOONE BOY, QUIRKE, LOVE/HATE), Annie Ryan (FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF, LAWS OF ATTRACTION), Niamh Algar (WITHOUT NAME) and Jacob Mc Carthy.

THE DRUMMER AND THE KEEPER tells the story of the unlikely friendship formed between two young men; Gabriel, a reckless young drummer with bipolar disorder, who revels in rejecting society’s rules and Christopher, a 17 year old with Asperger’s Syndrome, who yearns to fit in. This heartwarming story shows the strength of the human bond in the face of adversity.

THE DRUMMER & THE KEEPER is out now on DVD & On Demand.

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ELEMENT PICTURES’ PRODUCTION THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER OPENS AT NO.1 IN THE US THIS WEEKEND

 

Element Pictures’ production THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER opens at number 1 in the specialty box office in the US this weekend, grossing an impressive $114K from just four theatres in New York and L.A. The Yorgos Lanthimos directed feature averaged $28,646 per screen beating off stiff competition with other newcomers to the market such as Todd Haynes Wonderstruck. The American distributor A24 plan to roll out the Cannes winning film into an additional twelve further cities next weekend ahead of a nationwide expansion November 3.

A24 also released Element Pictures/Yorgos Lanthimos’s  Oscar nominated The Lobster in the US where it grossed $9M.

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER producer Ed Guiney commented “We’re delighted that the film has opened so strongly in the US, following raves on the festival circuit it’s wonderful that it is now connecting with audiences is such a meaningful way.”

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER sees Colin Farrell reunite with Lanthimos. Farrell stars as Steven, a charismatic surgeon forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart when the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing takes a sinister turn. Nicole Kidman also stars as the wife of Farrell’s character, along with young, Irish actor Barry Keoghan (’71 and Dunkirk), Raffey Cassidy (Tomorrowland), Sunny Suljic (The Unspoken), Bill Camp (12 Years a Slave) and Alicia Silverstone (Clueless).

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER was produced by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe’s Element Pictures (The Lobster, Room, A Date for Mad Mary). Lanthimos and his regular collaborator, Efthymis Filippou, co-wrote the project, which was shot last Autumn in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The film is financed by Film4 and New Sparta Films along with the Irish Film Board. The project was developed by Element Pictures with support from Film4. HanWay Films is worldwide sales agent with A24 on board as US distributor.

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IRISH POSTER LAUNCHED FOR THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

 

Irish poster launched for THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

Starring COLIN FARRELL, NICOLE KIDMAN, BARRY KEOGHAN, RAFFEY CASSIDY AND SUNNY SULJIC

Released in Irish Cinemas on 3 November

Yorgos Lanthimos has crafted a sensational thriller brimming with unsettling humour and creeping dread, steeped in Greek tragedy, existential horror, Hitchcockian psychodrama, and riveting suspense. Darting confidently between genres to subvert our expectations at every turn, The Killing of a Sacred Deer firmly cements Lanthimos in the pantheon of world-class auteurs and marks him as a cinematic provocateur without precedent.

Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljian) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family’s domestic bliss.

The film was produced by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe’s Element Pictures, the producers of THE LOBSTER and Oscar-winner ROOM. It was financed by Film4 and the Irish Film Board, who also were financiers of THE LOBSTER, and New Sparta Films, whose involvement was brokered by HanWay Films. The project was developed by Element Pictures and Film4. HanWay Films are the worldwide sales agent.

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER will be released in the UK on 3 November by Curzon Artificial Eye and in Ireland by Element Pictures Distribution.

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THE DRUMMER & THE KEEPER TO EXPAND TO FURTHER CINEMAS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Following its fantastic performance at its opening weekend at the Box Office, THE DRUMMER & THE KEEPER will expand to further cinemas nationwide.

The film which was released in cinemas on Friday September 8th has been hugely praised by critics, receiving four stars from outlets including The Sunday Times, The Sunday World, RTE.ie, Movies.ie, RTE Guide and Radio Nova.

The Irish Times refer to the film as “an accomplished work,”  The Sunday Times call it “A highly enjoyable, meaningful drama,” The Sunday World notes the “ assured performances from its two exceptional young leads, ”Movies.ie describe it as an “impressive, quietly assured feature debut for writer / director Nick Kelly and RTE.ie compare it to “a home-grown About a Boy.”

Speaking on the reactions so far, director Nick Kelly said “We’re absolutely delighted at all the brilliant reviews and media coverage. The biggest thrill for me is the gut response we’re getting from the audiences in the cinemas. Gabriel and Christopher’s friendship seems to be striking a massive emotional chord. The film is getting lots of laughs, but people are also genuinely very moved by it.”

Written and directed by Nick Kelly, whose short film SHOE was shortlisted for an Academy Award, THE DRUMMER & THE KEEPER was produced by Kate McColgan for Calico Pictures (FROM THE DARK), with support from the Irish Film Board.

The film stars a collection of talented Irish actors including Dermot Murphy (CLEAN BREAK, RAW), Charlie Kelly (THE SECRET SCRIPTURE, JADOTVILLE), Peter Coonan (WHAT RICHARD DID, LOVE/HATE), Aoibhinn McGinnity (MOONE BOY, QUIRKE, LOVE/HATE), Annie Ryan (FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF, LAWS OF ATTRACTION), Niamh Algar (WITHOUT NAME) and introducing Jacob McCarthy.

THE DRUMMER AND THE KEEPER tells the story of the unlikely friendship formed between two young men; Gabriel, a reckless young drummer with bipolar disorder, who revels in rejecting society’s rules and Christopher, a 17 year old with Asperger’s Syndrome, who yearns to fit in. This heartwarming story shows the strength of the human bond in the face of adversity.

#TheDrummerAndTheKeeper

ELEMENT PICTURES DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCE THAT BRENDAN MULDOWNEY’S IRISH ACTION-THRILLER PILGRIMAGE WILL BE RELEASED IN CINEMAS ON JULY 14TH

Element Pictures Distribution is delighted to announce that Brendan Muldowney’s PILGRIMAGE will be released in Irish cinemas on July 14th. The Irish action-thriller has wowed festival audiences, following its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017 and its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival on June 24th 2017.

PILGRIMAGE will have its Irish premiere at the 29th Galway Film Fleadh on July 13th  and Irish audiences will have the chance to catch it in cinemas the following day. PILGRIMAGE boasts a stellar cast, including Tom Holland, Jon Bernthal and Richard Armitage. Holland will next be seen as Peter Parker in Marvel’s SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. He also played Parker/Spider-Man in the hit Avengers movie CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR this past year. Bernthal will next be seen in the Netflix Original Series “Punisher” in which he reprises his role of Frank Castle from Marvel’s “Daredevil.”

The film was written by Jamie Hannigan and was produced by Conor Barry and John Keville of Dublin-based production outfit Savage Productions and Benoit Roland of Wrong Men. XYZ Films executive produced the film, with RLJ Entertainment taking domestic rights. The film was shot on location for over seven weeks on the West Coast of Ireland and the Ardennes Region of Belgium, and was developed with the assistance of the Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board and Creative Europe and was financed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Wallimage, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance.

Speaking on the release, director Brendan Muldowney commented that “I’m absolutely thrilled to have Element Pictures Distribution releasing Pilgrimage in Ireland. I’m delighted that Irish audiences will have a chance to see it in cinemas in July after its Irish premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh.”

PILGRIMAGE follows a small group of monks as they undertake a treacherous pilgrimage to escort their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome. But, as the true material, political and religious significance of the relic is revealed, the group’s journey becomes increasingly fraught with danger. Ultimately, the faith that binds the men together threatens to be the very same thing that will tear them apart