Archive for April 5th, 2007

Darklight Dates Set

5th April 2007 by Maura McHugh

The dates for this year’s Darklight Symposium have been announced: 21 – 23 June 2007, in Dublin.

Darklight Symposium is a biannual programme which aims to create a forum for ideas and issues pertaining to film and the arts, plugging into international currents by inviting speakers from abroad.

The Symposium 2007 will be a focused three day event and consist of a combination of seminars, workshops and master classes, including one with UK ’s celebrated animator Chris Shepherd. We are inviting artists, filmmakers and technologists to present and explore issues relevant to anyone involved in cultural production, creative industries, journalism, broadcasting and technology. The master class and lecture programme will give the audience a more intimate insight into the professional practice and inspirations of our guest speakers.

The seminars, workshops, screenings and master classes will be held in Dublin city centre and the forums will take place at FilmBase in Temple Bar.

The entire weekend costs €50, and there is a special student rate of €20.

More details will be available from the Darklight website soon, but those who wish to pre-book can do so online.

Guild AGM

5th April 2007 by Maura McHugh

The Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild’s fifth Annual General Meeting takes place on Saturday 21st April in the Meeting Room at the Irish Film Institute, Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 at 2.30pm.

It’s an opportunity for members to contribute to the Guild’s plans for the future. Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be on hand to keep the attendees focused, and there will be a glass of wine afterwards.

Members should have received a formal notice and Proxy Form in the post. Please contact the Guild if you haven’t got one yet.

Brazilian-Irish Soap

5th April 2007 by Maura McHugh

Globo Television of Brazil are shooting a new soap in Ireland called Eterne Magia. The show will benefit from Irish Section 481 funding, which has attracted a high volume of television production to Ireland in the last year or so.

The story tells of a Brazilian pianist who returns to Brazil from Dublin to her sick father leaving her love interest behind. The episodes are one hour long – some will be shot in Ireland – and will start transmission in Brazil in May of this year.