Archive for October 12th, 2007

ZeBBies short-list announced

12th October 2007

The short-list for the inaugural ZeBBies has been announced (Thank you to all the Guild members who submitted nominations.)

Nominees for Best TV Script:

Louise Ní Fhiannachta for Ros na Rún (Ser. 11, Ep. 51)
Ken Harmon for Legend (Ep. 1)
Lauren McKenzie for The Clinic (Ep. 1)

Nominees for Best Radio Script:

Veronica Coburn for Mayday
Martin Lynch for An Enemy of the People
Jean Pasley for Haymaker

Nominees for Best Film Script:

John Carney for Once
David Gleeson for The Front Line
Niall Heery for Small Engine Repair

Nominees for Best Theatre Script:

Sean McLoughlin for Noah and the Tower Flower
Tom Murphy for Alice Trilogy
Mark O’Rowe for Terminus
Gavin Quinn and Simon Doyle for Oedipus Loves You

Guild members will be able to log in to read the scripts and vote for best television script; best radio script; best film script and best theatre script.

Voting will close on Monday 29th October at 5.00pm.

The ceremony will take place on Tuesday 6th November in the Sugar Club in Dublin. Tickets for this event will be on sale from next Monday.

The Guild would like to thank the various agents, producers, broadcasters, publishers, but above all the nominees, for their assistance.

Festival Rakes It In

12th October 2007

According to The Stage the Dublin Theatre Festival has already taken in excess of €1 million at the box office during its 50th anniversary run.

The history-making figure represents an increase of more than 30% on last year’s festival and has been reached with several days to go before this year’s final performances on Sunday.

The significantly expanded 2007 programme launched on September 27 and has featured 221 performances of 33 shows from 13 countries.

Welcoming the news, recently arrived artistic director and chief executive Loughlin Deegan said: “Crashing through the one million target is a momentous achievement for the festival and it is fitting that we reached this milestone in our anniversary year”.