Archive for March 7th, 2007

Sam Shepard reading

7th March 2007

According to IFTN American playwright, actor, and writer, Sam Shepard, will read selections of his fiction tomorrow, March 8th, as part of the Abbey Talks series.

The world premier of Shepard’s new play, Kicking a Dead Horse, will take place next week at The Peacock, in Dublin. The cast includes Oscar-nominated actor Stephen Rea, and Joanne Crawford.

Lost star for Irish horror

7th March 2007

RTÉ reports that Dominic Monaghan, star of hit TV series Lost, will play an 18th-century gravedigger and corpse trader in a film from Irish writer-director Glenn McQuaid.

The indie horror film, called I Sell the Dead, will be McQuaid’s feature-length directorial debut.

In 2005 he helmed a 12-minute short called The Resurrection Apprentice about a young boy entering the world of grave robbers.

Also slated to appear in the film is Hellboy’s Ron Perlman as a mysterious priest, Larry Fessenden (Broken Flowers) as a fellow gravedigger and Angus Scrimm (Phantasm) as an aristocratic doctor.

Best of luck to Glenn, who begins shooting his original script this May in New York.

Development with Screen Training Ireland

7th March 2007

Screen Training Ireland is offering a course called “Dramatic Vision: A Further Development Programme“, which is aimed at producer/writer/director teams that are currently working on a project.

The course will develop scripts to a highly structured and honed stage, in order to give them the best chance of attracting finance and ultimately, reaching as wide an audience as possible. Through exploration of the team’s vision for the finished product, this course aims to develop later stage screenplays into well-structured, focused, and market-ready scripts.

The course will combine film analyses and team meetings with development meetings involving the writer and director/script editor. Additional sessions will focus on scene writing for the writer; working with writers and casting for the director; and marketing, sales and distribution for the producer.

Deadline for applications is Thursday 29th March 2007.