A chink of light for the future of Ardmore Studios

Not since the Starz series Camelot wrapped in November 2010 has a major production used the sound stages at Ardmore Studios. Earlier this year Siún Ní Raghallaigh took on the role of Managing director at Ardmore Studios, following a brief review 7 employees were given notice, salary cuts for the remaining staff and other measures including the closure of the restaurant and a review of rents paid by the 20+ franchises on site.

Although a number of smaller TV productions have taken offices at Ardmore in 2012 the sound stages have been predominately dormant. With the opening of the new Ashford studios and successfully poaching Morgan O’Sullivan’s and the History Channel’s €35 million series Vikings the prospect of Ardmore’s survival was looking very bleak.

Today it’s rumoured that Ardmore is on the verge of tying up a deal with a European/Irish co production. This would be very good news for the new managing director Siún Ní Raghallaigh, the remaining staff at Ardmore Studios and for technician’s looking for work in the run up to Christmas. Details are sketchy but it is believed the production could commence in the next week few weeks and is expected to run for up to five months.

Fingers crossed for Siún Ní Raghallaigh and the wider film industry it becomes a reality.

© Tom Dowling 2012 image by Tom Dowling

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