Archive for September 17th, 2007

Nominate for ZeBBies 07

17th September 2007 by Maura McHugh

Members of the IPSG are reminded to submit their nominations for the ZeBBies, the inaugural awards by the Guild that celebrate the best work in film, radio, television and theatre by Irish writers.

Each Guild member can nominate one project from each of the four categories from the master-list of qualifiers, which you can view on the web site. Nominations close on Friday, September 21st, at 5pm.

The short-list of nominations will be announced on Monday, the 8th of October.

Emmys 07

17th September 2007 by Maura McHugh

RTÉ and the BBC both report on the Primetime Emmy Awards, handed out in Los Angeles last night. The final season of The Sopranos garnered three Emmys, one of them being the Best Writer award for creator David Chase’s episode “Made in America”, and the overall Best Drama award – the first time a series has won that prestigious award for its final season.

The other writing awards went to Greg Daniels in the Comedy category for his work on The Office; the writing team of Late Night with Conan O’Brien for the Variety, Music or Comedy Program category; Irish screenwriter Frank Deasy for Prime Suspect: The Final Act in the Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special section; and Ric Burns and James Sanders for Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film in the Non-Fiction division.

The New York Times notes that a great deal of the actors accepting awards recognised the writers’ importance to their work, which is a recognition of the on-going negotiations in the USA over writers’ contracts.


17th September 2007 by Maura McHugh

Always wanted to direct the Irish version of Enter the Dragon? Filmbase in Dublin has the solution: take their new four-day (over two weekends) ‘The Art of Action’ seminar with international stunt coordinator, Roger Yuan.

The course costs €400, and go prepared to demonstrate the moves.