Archive for April 1st, 2008

IFB Launches Industry Census

1st April 2008 by Maura McHugh

The Irish Film Board is holding a reception marking the launch of the Irish Audio Visual Industry Census this evening from 6pm – 8pm at The Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. The census will be launched by the Chairman of the IFB, James Morris.

Channel 4 Talent Search

1st April 2008 by Maura McHugh


The Stage reports that Channel 4 has launched a search for new talent for their TV series Hollyoaks.

The winning entrant will be commissioned to pen an entire episode of the soap that will be broadcast to coincide with Channel 4’s forthcoming New Talent Month, which aims to give a different newcomer the opportunity to make their TV debut – whether behind the camera or infront of it – on each day of August this year.

Channel 4 commissioning editor for drama Camilla Campbell said: “Hollyoaks is a vibrant and innovative soap that appeals to its young audience. This competition gives one of those viewers a chance to write for the show that they know and love so well and in so doing, continues Channel 4’s commitment to finding and nurturing new talent wherever possible.”

Entrants for the competition are required to write and submit four scenes based on an old storyline from the show. One writer will then be commissioned to write their own episode and will work alongside the production team of Hollyoaks to have their script produced and transmitted on air as part of the talent initiative in August. The winner will also have exclusive access to the soap’s future storylines.

Light House Online

1st April 2008 by Maura McHugh


Dublin’s Light House cinema, which will re-open on May 9 in its new location in Smithfield, has a web site in place that will allow for online booking from May 1st. They are also looking for staff, and the details about how to apply are online.

The Light House also has a Facebook and a Myspace page for those who use social networking sites. There’s even a Flickr site for those who want to view photos of the work in progress.