A Louth based producer has been awarded funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), to make a documentary for LMFM
The Broadcasting Act, 2009 also extended the scheme to offer funding towards programmes dealing with the themes of media literacy and global affairs and increased the percentage level of funding for the Scheme via the television licence fee to 7%.
Lisa Madden, an independent producer from Monasterboice has received funding to make ‘Knock, Knock, Who’s there?’ This programme will tell the story of “Willie’s bus to Knock” an annual expedition from Monasterboice, County Louth to the Shrine at Knock that has been operating for the last 35 years. The project received funding of €4,400 and will be broadcast on LMFM Radio.
Speaking about the Sound & Vision Funding Scheme, Chief Executive of the BAI, Michael O’Keefe said, “Investing in home-grown productions is central to the BAI’s programme, and I am delighted to be able to make this fund available to independent radio producers like Lisa, as part of our commitment to producing high quality broadcast material.
The next closing date for the receipt of applications to the Scheme (Round 15) is 13th July at 12 noon. For application guidelines and further information please visit www.bai.ie
The BAI expects that funding decisions arising from the most recent round of the Scheme (Round 14) will be announced in late July/early August.