Creative Catalyst: Sean Bailey in Conversation with Eoin Colfer
Recorded on 19 Feb / City Hall / 18:00.
In a world where cinema is often defined by box-office figures, the Festival’s Creative Catalyst series recognises the passionate advocates who are changing what we see on screen.
As President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, Sean Bailey oversees all aspects of live- action development, film production and physical production for Walt Disney Pictures. Disney’s recent releases include The Jungle Book, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins Returns. Upcoming titles include Dumbo, Aladdin and The Lion King.
A 25-year industry veteran, Bailey has created, packaged, produced and developed film, television and new media concepts for Walt Disney Pictures, Miramax and 20th Century Fox among others. His feature film producing credits include Disney's Tron: Legacy; Miramax's Gone, Baby, Gone; Matchstick Men; The Core; The Emperor’s Club; and Best Laid Plans. His screenplay Solace, co-written by Ted Griffin, was released in 2016.
The discussion will be hosted by Eoin Colfer, the massively successful author of the Artemis Fowl series, which is getting a big screen adaptation by Disney for release in August 2019.