Archive for May 13th, 2008

In Focus in Kildare

13th May 2008

FilmBase reports that the Arts Service of Kildare County Council will host “In Focus”, a forum for film industry exchange, discussion, and screenings on Thursday 22nd May at 8.00pm in the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge.

The lineup includes director Aisling Walsh, whose film Song for a Raggy Boy will be screened at the Riverbank at 5pm, prior to the evening discussion. Local filmmaker David Freyne will show his short musical “The Man in 301″. There will be an opportunity to meet and network with members of the Kildare Screenwriters Guild.

Bridge the Gap

13th May 2008

Northern Ireland Screen is running a 3-day course (June 9-11) called “Bridging the Gap in the Market”, which aims to aid screenwriters who already possess a feature script to market it.

The course covers:

  • The feature film spec market
  • How to present projects
  • Meeting strategies
  • An assessment of online submission sites, competitions, development funds, new writing schemes
  • Alternative marketing strategies
  • Key companies to approach (per participant / project)
  • How to build a career strategy (per participant)

The course is limited to 10 screenwriters, and costs £150. Details on how to apply are available on the web site.