BAI Sound & Vision Contracting Workshop

Date: Friday November 11th 2022

Time: 10am – 1pm 

Tutor(s):  Trisha Canning

Duration: 3hr

Venue: Online

Cost: Free

This 3hr workshop focuses on the contract and the contractual deliveries required to complete your BAI Sound and Vision funding obligations.

Participant Profile: Recent audiovisual recipients of Sound and Vision funding across Documentary, Education, Animation, Drama, and Entertainment. 

The workshop will be of particular interest to producers and production staff who deal with, or expect to be dealing with contracts, accounts, budgets and deliverables.  


This 3hr session will go through each tranche deliverable that producers must complete for Sound and Vision projects.  

There will be a particular focus on the financial requirements; how to produce a cost report, what back-up is needed and how company procedures and policies need to work in order to deliver consistently solid reports.  

The workshop will cover what is needed to deliver, how to prepare for it and potential issues.  It will focus on how each step in the process stems from the original application, through contracting to a satisfactory delivery.  Please note this workshop does NOT focus on the S&V application process. 

The workshop will be relevant to all TV projects in receipt of S&V funding, including Section 481 projects.  

Session will include;

  • introduction from BAI representative

    overview of contract obligations 

    in-house systems that support accounting deliverables

    audits & typical problems – delivered by EY, auditors for BAI 

    Questions and Answers will be part of each section -Please note that to allow for an open Q+A, this workshop will NOT be recorded. 

–      Please note that this is a pilot workshop. We will send feedback forms after the session that will allow us to shape and refine the workshop for future iterations. 

Tutor Profile

Trisha Canning is one of Ireland’s top television producers.  She has worked in the tv industry for over twenty years, as a freelancer, a full time producer for Setanta TV and in her current capacity as Managing Director for Loosehorse Ltd.   Trisha set up Loosehorse in 2007 with director Cormac Hargaden.  

Its work encompasses biographical films, social documentaries, as well as entertainment and live programming.  Loosehorse have a particular interest in sports and historical programmes and have produced a number of drama documentaries.  

Recent producer credits include the Joanne O’Riordan fronted doc A Sporting Chance (RTÉ, October 2022) the feature documentary The Man Who Wanted To Fly (Screen Ireland/RTE), Treaty Live (BAI/RTE) and State of Flux (BAI/Oireachtas TV/S481).  

Other projects include: Children of the Troubles (RTE) Taithi Gan Teorainn (Tg4/BAI), Weather Live x 2 series (BAI for RTE), Growing Up Live (RTE) Giles (for RTE), Home Truths From Abroad (BAI for UTV Ireland), Know the Score (quiz series for RTE), The Festivals (BAI funded for Setanta), EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (for EY/RTE), Joe Brolly – Perfect Match (direct commission for RTE), Guess Who’s Dead, Trial of the Century (co-production with Treasure Entertainment for TV3) & Ken Doherty’s Lucky Break (BAI funded for Setanta),

Trisha has successfully delivered 20 Sound and Vision projects to the BAI and various broadcasters.  


Register by completing the below Screen Skillnet link by noon on Thursday November 10th 

Password: SS2022

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  • 11th November 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm