James Hickey is a film and screen content producer and a media policy consultant. He was the Chief Executive of Fís Eireann/Screen Ireland (“Screen Ireland”) formerly Bord Scannan na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board from 2011 to 2019. Screen Ireland is a statutory governmental agency established to assist and encourage the making of films in Ireland and the development of the industry for film production in Ireland. Prior to this appointment James was from 1992 to 2011 a media and entertainment lawyer and the partner in charge of the Media and Entertainment Law Group in Matheson Ormsby Prentice, now Matheson, Ireland’s largest law firm. He is currently a member of the boards of the Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art and the Galway Film Centre and a member of the Film and TV Drama Committee of Screen Producers Ireland. He is also a member of the European Film Academy and the European Producers’ Club and was Chairman of the Project Arts Centre (1982 – 1988) and the National Theatre Society (Abbey Theatre) (1992 – 2001). He was educated at Trinity College Dublin, (MA (Dub) LLB).