CEO, Animation Ireland, Studio Fair Day
Ronan McCabe is the CEO of Animation Ireland, the trade association for Ireland’s animation studios. He has 30 plus years experience in the media industry and has a proven track record in the development and commercialisation of intellectual properties in Ireland, Britain, Europe and the USA.
He is the former managing director of Double Z Enterprises, an award winning production company that produced shows for RTE, TV3, Channel 4, BBC, ITV, MTV and Starz.
During his career he has worked with many companies on projects including, financing, negotiating of rights, formats, licensing/merchandising and co-production deals with broadcasters, promoters, music labels, licensees, advertisers and distributors.
Throughout his career Ronan has built strong relationships with key industry stakeholders both domestically and internationally. He regularly attends and presents at markets, festivals and industry gatherings at home and abroad.
Ronan is a mentor through Enterprise Ireland, Screen Ireland Skills and Local Enterprise Offices. He has has devised and delivered courses for Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet and has participated in High Potential Start Up and Commercialisation funding panels for industry stakeholders.