IQ Board Position: Treasurer

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City: Dublin

Languages: English, Irish


CEO and Executive Producer Larry Bass has built ShinAwiL into the production powerhouse behind the biggest smash hit TV shows in Ireland including: ‘Dancing With The Stars’, ‘The Voice of Ireland’, ‘The Apprentice’, ‘Dragons’ Den’, ‘MasterChef Ireland’, ‘Popstars’, ‘Charity Lords of the and Ring’, and ‘Fame the Musical’.

Now having added scripted drama to the ShinAwiL production output, the slate includes shows in development with international co-producers and backed by Screen Ireland, RTE and various distributors/studios. 2020 seen delivery of the first TV Drama series, ‘MISS SCARLET & THE DUKE’ for A&E International.

In 2000, Larry was elected to the national Executive of Screen Producers Ireland (SPI), serving as deputy chairman from January 2003 to February 2004, and as Chairman from February 2004 to February 2005.

Larry was chairman of Screen Skills Ireland and founder of Entertainment Masterclass. He has also sat on a jury for the International Emmys, Rose d’Or, BANFF and Real Screen Television Awards.

Larry has guest lectured at DIT Dublin, IADT Dublin, MipTV and MIPCOM, SPAA Australia and Entertainment Masterclass.

Larry served on the Board of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from 2010 to 2015, and the board of the Screen Ireland in 2017 to 2020 by the Irish Government.

Awards / Honors

ShinAwiL productions have been awarded multiple times including 3 IFTA Awards and 4 TV Now Awards.

Clients / Networks

A&E Networks, Aito Media, Alibi, BBC One Northern Ireland, Cie Electric Ltd., Endemol Shine Group, High Res, MGM, NEP, Sony, TG4, Virgin Media Television, and more.

Production Specialties

TV Drama Series
Feature Films
Feature Documentary Films
Factual Entertainment Series
Entertainment Series


Company: ShinAwiL
Address: Hillview House, 15d Gilford Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
Phone: 00353 1 269-8624
Email: [email protected]

Company Overview

Set up in 1999 specialising in entertainment, factual entertainment, live event programming and now scripted drama, ShinAwiL is one of the largest and most successful independent production companies in Ireland.

ShinAwiL is the production powerhouse behind some of Ireland’s biggest entertainment series’ including Dancing With The Stars, The Apprentice, Dragons’ Den, MasterChef and The Voice of Ireland.

The company has recently expanded into TV drama & feature film production, acting as Producers and Executive Producers on MISS SCARLET AND THE DUKE for A&E/Element 8 in 2019; Executive Producers for THE CURED a feature starring Ellen Page in 2017; and this year ShinAwiL is providing production services in Ireland & UK for THE SPECTACULAR, a new limited TV show for NPO/Pupkin.

Provision of Production Services:

StudiosIf sound stage space is required we can check availability or pencil studio space in any of the main studios: Ardmore Studios, Ashford Studios, Troy Studios. We are tracking the development of new studio space as these projects progress.

Crew:  We maintain a list of active HODs currently working in Ireland. We can recommend crew at an early stage of the project, check availability of crew on an ongoing basis, and book them once the project is at an advanced stage.

Production management:  We can hire Line Producers/Production Managers/First ADs to draft budgets and schedules which not only will help clarify expected Irish spend, but will also give a good indication as to what funds to expect from S481. We can explore post-production options if applicable.

Location servicesWe can arrange location scouting and recces to provide look-books for various types of locations such as contemporary urban, period London (or other regional cities such as Liverpool), forests, woods, lakes, hills, beaches, all within close proximity to Dublin.

Irish Tax Credit (Section 481): As a qualifying production company, ShinAwiL can provide access to S481 funding, managing the process from the application stage, through drawing down S481 funds, to the final audit and compliance reporting stages as required by the Irish Revenue.

  1. Tax credit is worth up to 32% of eligible spend, on up to 80% of the budget, capped at €70m per project. Spend includes all spend on labour and/or goods & services incurred in Ireland.
  2. Scheme open on rolling basis, all year round, with no cap on exchequer funds spent per annum. Current sunset 2024.
  3. ‘Early-day’ Payment available on financial closing of the project (including the condition that 68% of eligible expenditure is lodged to the production account).