Archive for April 20th, 2007

IPSG AGM

20th April 2007 by Maura McHugh

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

Members of the Babysitters’ Guild have announced in a press release that Apprentice (kid next door), Junior (little brother) and Retired (Granny and Granddad) members have had to be pressed into service to deal with demand. Woody’s has announced that the sale of garden implements has fallen dramatically, despite the good weather*, as plans to weed the planter by the front door have been abandoned by writers all over the country. The Garda Traffic Bureau has warned motorists to be careful of a flood of writers on bikes trying to read their Chairperson’s Report while careering down Dame Street.

* In a shock announcement the Met Office has stated that heavy rain, turning to sleet and snow, is predicted for next Saturday afternoon in the back gardens of all writers not at the Annual General Meeting of the Irish Playwrights’ and Screenwriters’ Guild which takes place on Saturday 21st April at 2.30pm in the Irish Film Institute in Eustace Street in Dublin’s Temple Bar. We understand that all sporting fixtures which might have been broadcast that afternoon on any television service receivable in Ireland have been mysteriously cancelled.

Speed Wins

20th April 2007 by Maura McHugh

RTÉ reports that the Irish romantic comedy, Speed Dating, bagged the Best Picture award at the 8th Malibu International Film Festival in California.

Written and directed by Tony Herbert, the film goes on release in Ireland today.

IFTN interviews Herbert, in which he describes how he developed his story from script to film.

Who Online

20th April 2007 by Maura McHugh

The BBC’s Writer’s Room continues to add new scripts to its archive for download.

Those who admire the latest Dr. Who television show can download the first episode of the new series, entitled “Smith and Jones”.