Nell Greenwood named AFTRS director of curriculum and registrar

Nell Greenwood. 

Nell Greenwood has been appointed director of curriculum and registrar at AFTRS, succeeding Ian Lang.

Over the past 11 years, Greenwood has worked for the film school in various roles including lecturer (screenwriting, directing and producing), head of screenwriting, Masters in Screen course leader and, most recently, head of programs.

A screenwriter and script consultant, Greenwood co-wrote the AFI Award winning False Witness for UKTV with husband Ronan Glennane, and their first telefilm Pride and Joy was nominated for Best TV Film at the 46th Monte Carlo TV Film Festival.

Greenwood has also worked as the Irish Film Board’s head of development, and as a development executive for various production companies such as Natural Nylon Entertainment and Element Films.

AFTRS CEO Neil Peplow said: “Nell’s extensive experience in screen education, coupled with her industry background, ideally positions her to lead the AFTRS award course division. Nell’s work as Head of Screenwriting, course leader of the Masters in Screen and most recently Program leader for the School’s award courses, has already delivered fantastic outcomes for AFTRS’ students. Her commitment to developing talent has been demonstrated by the success of her students and I am incredibly excited to see what she will achieve in her new role.”

Greenwood said: “I have learned so much from working alongside the brilliant teachers, staff and students at AFTRS. I look forward to bringing my experience in education, industry and creativity to build on the excellence we’ve achieved in aligning industry and educational best practice and delivering the highest-quality courses. It’s a great honour to be in this position at such an exciting time for the school.”