Want to join our Team ?

Trainee Assistant Producer

Big Mountain is seeking applications from fluent Irish speakers with at least one year’s experience in television production for a position as Trainee Assistant Producer.  This position will be part supported by Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund.


This full-time training position (September 2019 - September 2020) will be based at Big Mountain and the trainee will develop their skills in all areas of production whilst working across a range of content.   The position may be extended to a second year on successful completion of the scheme. 


Trainees must have fluent Irish and at least one year of practical experience in television production.


Ideally the candidate should have a third level qualification in one of the following disciplines: Irish, Media Studies, Accounting, Business Studies, Law. 


This is a great opportunity to join an industry which holds excellent employment prospects.


Salary: £18,000


To apply, please send a CV and cover letter in Irish and English outlining how you meet the criteria and why you want the position, via post or email info@bigmountainproductions.com.


Please note that you will receive a receipt for your application.


Application deadline: Wed 7th Aug


Please note that interviews will be held on 20/8/19 at Big Mountain Productions, Mjm Building, Carnbane Industrial Estate, BT35 6QH

For further information and/or to apply please contact:

Helen Thompson

Tel: 07711772810

Email: helencthompsontv@gmail.com

Post Mar Léiritheoir Cúnta Faoi Oiliúint Ar Fáil


Tá Big Mountain ag cuardach iarratais ó dhaoine le Gaeilge líofa, le, ar a laghad, taithí bliana faighte acu i leiriúcháin teilifíse don phost mar Léiritheoir Cúnta Faoi Oiliúint.  Is deis é seo lena dtacaíonn an Ciste Craoltóireachta Gaeilge de chuid Scáileán Thuaisceart Éireann. 


Post oiliúna lán-aimseartha a bhéas ann (Meán Fómhair 2019 - Meán Fómhair 2020) lonnaithe ag Big Mountain

 agus beidh deis ag an oiliúnaí a scileanna a fhorbairt in achan ghné de leiriúchán agus iad ag obair ar réimse leathan d’ábhar. Má thagann críoch rathúil leis an scéim bliana tá an féidearthacht ann go mbeidh síneadh bliana curtha leis.


Ní mór d'iarratasóirí Gaeilge líofa a bheith acu agus ar a laghad bliain de thaithí phraiticiúil acu ag obair i léiriúcháin teilifíse.


Tabharfar tosaíocht don té a bhfuil cáilíocht tríú leibhéal acu sna disciplíní seo a leanas: Gaeilge, Staidéar ar na Meáin, Cuntasaíocht, Staidéar Gnó, Dlí.


Is deis fostaíochta iontach é seo le bheith mar pháirt d’earnáil le neart ionchais fostaíochta.


Tuarastal: £18,000.

Le hiarratas a dhéanamh seol CV agus litir chlúdaigh trí Ghaeilge agus Béarla ag míniú an dóigh a shásaíonn tú na critéir agus an fáth ar mhaith leat an post. Seol le ríomhphost nó sa phost é: info@bigmountainproductions.com.


Mar eolas, gheobhaidh tú admháil go bhfuarthas d’iarratas.


Spriocdháta: Céadaoin 7ú Lúnasa


Mar eolas, beidh na hagallaimh ar siúl ar an 20/8/19 ag Big Mountain Productions, Mjm Building, Carnbane Industrial Estate, BT35 6QH.

I gcomhair tuilleadh eolais agus/nó le hiarratas a chuir isteach téigh i dteagmháil le:


Helen Thompson

Fón: 07711772810

Ríomhphost: helencthompsontv@gmail.com

UK indies impress at NATPE and Realscreen


Pact and a delegation of UK indies are currently meeting with international buyers at Realscreen Summit, the definitive global market and conference for the business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment, which is taking place in New Orleans for the first time. Delegates took part in a special parade through the streets of the city before getting down to business.

Over 80 UK indies are in New Orleans to promote their content and do deals. The USA is the UK’s largest single export market, with sales worth £335m recorded in the latest Pact TV Exports Report (LINK TO BE ADDED), representing 40% of total international revenue. Entertainment and Factual are also known to be successful genres for UK indies, counting for £87m in international sales.


Last week, UK indies were out in force at NATPE, in Miami, to meet with buyers from the USA and another popular market for UK content, Latin America. As ever, Beer With The Brits proved to be a hit for networking, and delegates also had the chance to meet Nicolette Brent MBE, Her Majesty’s Consul General in Miami.

Both Pact-sponsored delegations are supported by the Department for International Trade.

Upcoming Pact International opportunities

Global Business Workshops across the UK
This Pact Export Accelerator one-day training workshop will deliver skills and insights to help independent producers to develop global businesses. Sessions will run in Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds, Glasgow and Belfast this February.
More information here.

Content Without Borders
Pact is offering 100 member companies the opportunity to spend two days with 20 European cross genre broadcasters in March.
More information here.

UK China Creative Exchange
Pact in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) is offering UK production companies a unique opportunity to meet and spend time working with TV executives from China in the UK this March.
More information here.

For further international opportunities with Pact, click here.


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TG4 television’s highest viewed country music show, Opry le Daniel, returns to
Millennium Forum, Derry for seven nights in May. With two concerts per night
scheduled from 7.45pm, Opry is the biggest televised extravaganza of country music
with artists from both home and abroad performing on stage with Ireland’s own legend
of country music, Daniel O’ Donnell.
Series seven kicks off on Sunday 13 th May with the first of one of this year’s new concept
shows, ‘Country Music Family’, which introduces well known singer/guitarist Brendan
Quinn performing with his sons James and Stephen, both accomplished performers in
their own right whilst the second concert of the opening night sees the legendary
Charley Pride take to the stage. Pride, of course, needs no introduction to country
music followers the world over and makes his only appearance in Ireland in 2018 in
Monday 14 th has Opry giving a fantastic tribute show to the iconic George Jones with
Jimmy Buckley and Robert Mizzell performing some of George’s best known songs with
none other than special guest Georgette Jones, daughter of country music’s golden
couple, George Jones and Tammy Wynette. The second concert again features a ‘Country
Music Family’, this time with Dominic Kirwan and sons Barry and Colm, the latter taking
time out from his successful American television appearances to appear with his Dad
and brother.
Ireland’s latest ‘superstar’ Derek Ryan takes to the stage on Tuesday 15 th with his dad
Pat and brother Adrian for the third of the ‘Country Music Family’ shows followed by the
new, up and coming stars of the country scene, ‘Young Country’ artists including Stuart
Moyles, Keelan Arbuckle, Olivia Douglas, Caitlin and Brandon Mc Phee from Scotland.
Wednesday 16 th brings together the ‘Classic Country’ artists from the ‘70’s era who kept
country music alive during the ‘disco’ years and nostalgia will be the word on the night
with John Hogan, Kathy Durkin, Shawn Cuddy and Gloria, still performing as strongly as
ever, bringing us that classic country sound once more. Also appearing will be the new,
‘Contemporary Country’ performers of the modern era, Donna Taggart, Jacqui Sharkey
and Niamh Mc Glinchey, giving us their own style of country.
Two of the biggest names in country music are paid tribute to on Thursday and Friday,
17 th and 18 th , with Ireland’s ‘Queen of Country’ Sandy Kelly, Declan Nerney and Jordan
Mogey ‘singing’ Johnny Cash. Both Sandy and Declan toured or sang with the ‘man in
black’ whilst Jordan has a repertoire of Cash songs which has him receive many reviews
from his peers. Following the tribute show is one of the undoubted ‘princesses’ of the
country music scene, Lisa Mc Hugh, whose vast following extends to all corners of
Ireland and abroad, while the final ‘tribute’ show on the Friday is attributed to the one
and only ‘Gentleman of Country’, Mr. Jim Reeves. Paying tribute is the undoubted no.1

performer of Reeves songs, Al Grant accompanied by Tony Kerr, Patrick Feeney and
Matt Leavy.
Closing night, Saturday 19 th , brings together a plethora of female singing artists with the
first concert being a celebration of the music and songs of who was once described as
the leading female country music artist in the world, the fabulous Loretta Lynn. Leading
this exceptional night is none other than Loretta’s granddaughter, Tayla Lynn and
Leona Williams, all the way from Tennessee, the latter having performed many times
with Loretta both on stage and screen. Joining them will be Niamh Lynn and Louise
Morrissey, two of Ireland’s best female country music artists of our time. The closing
concert of the night will host the enigmatic Rita Coolidge, known worldwide as the
‘females female artist’, better known by many for penning such songs as ‘Help me make
it through the Night’ and ‘Me and Bobby Magee’ with her then husband Kris
Closing night at Opry le Daniel at Millennium Forum, Derry will certainly be a night not
to be missed. Recorded in front of a live audience, mixing profiles/archive and
comments from their biggest fans, Opry le Daniel brings the essence of Nashville’s Grand
Ole Opry to Derry.
For those wishing to travel to the Opry concerts, bus transport is available from Doherty
Travel, Dungloe; tel. 07495 21105; Brennan Coaches, Ardara; tel. 087 6779933; Boyce
Travel, Letterkenny; tel. 07491 51043; Furey’s Concert Travel, Sligo; tel: 07191 73055;