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11th October 2007

MEDIA Northern Ireland has announced the arrival of SOURCES 2 to Northern Ireland, which is one of the premier professional hothouses for developing feature screenplays in Europe, having led to the production of 65 feature films with 20 more presently in pre-production.

MEDIA Service NI will be bringing SOURCES 2 principal advisor and script editor Gaby Prekop to provide intensive one-to-one consultancy sessions with at least four local feature film or single TV drama projects, providing both an insight to the work of SOURCES 2 and the potential of the projects participating in this mini-SOURCES 2 event in Belfast.

The sessions are open to screenwriters or teams of screenwriters, co-writers, producers and directors. They will be offered full and frank feedback on the potential strengths and weaknesses of each project and professional advice on how to proceed from a neutral, third party and highly respected script consultant.

Gaby Prekop is a screenwriter, script editor and development consultant particularly known for her work with award-winning filmmaker Istvan Szabo. She has worked on European Film Academy Best Screenplay award-winners Sunshine and Dear Bobe, also a winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlinale. She has also consulted on the films Being Julia, Taking Sides and Meeting Venus having begun her career as a Commissioning Editor for drama at Hungarian television where she worked on over 30 film and television plays.

Application forms to book a session are available to download from the web site, and the closing date for submissions is October 31st 2007. The consultancy sessions will take place in two-hour slots over the 29th and 30th November. This opportunity is provided free-of-charge by MEDIA NI.