BAI-funded project secures “Oscar” nomination

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), today 2nd February, extended its congratulations to Director Tomm Moore and production company Cartoon Saloon on the Oscar nomination of “The Secret of Kells” at this year’s Academy Awards. The project was made with funding support from the BAI’s Sound & Vision Broadcasting Funding Scheme and is nominated in the “Best Animated Feature” category at the “Oscars” which take place in March. Commenting on the nomination BAI Chief Executive Michael O’Keeffe said, “The Secret of Kells is a prime example of the type of high quality project that Sound & Vision can offer funding towards. The story is very much rooted in Irish culture, heritage and experience which are the key thematic criteria of the scheme. It is also particularly encouraging that an animation project funded by Sound & Vision has received such critical acclaim and recognition.” Sound & Vision – The Broadcasting Funding Scheme is operated by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and is financed by 7% of the net receipts of the annual television licence fee. For further information please contact: Brian Furey BAI 01 6441200/087 9807007