Archive for May 14th, 2008

NFS Screenwriting Workshop

14th May 2008

The National Film School at IADT is holding a free, one-day Interactive Screenwriting Workshop at the MediaCube on Tuesday the 27th of May.

The aim of the workshop is to introduce writers to interactive narrative scriptwriting principles, with a special emphasis on Internet series, such as the popular Sofia’s Diary. Campbell Ryan Film Productions, the team behind Sofia’s Diary, will be speaking about the creation of the series and the scripting process. The workshop will enable participants to create a sample of their own interactive script. Following the workshop, there will be an opportunity to win a commission on an interactive script project.

Interested applicants are invited to send an email to Helen Doherty at, with the subject line ‘Interactive Scripting, and with the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact email
  • Mobile phone number
  • Describe your involvement with scriptwriting
  • What is, for you, the key question about interactive media?
  • Why do you want to take part in the workshop?

The deadline to apply is the 19th May.

2008 Broadcasting Bill

14th May 2008

RTÉ reports that the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has published the 2008 Broadcasting Bill.

This new piece of legislation will see the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland take over the functions of the RTÉ Authority, the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission

The legislation – which runs to well over 300 pages – is also expected to provide for a new, low cost and accessible method whereby members of the public can make complaints about broadcast material and it will allow for the setting up of a new Irish film channel and Oireachtas TV.

Those who want to read the document in its entirety can download it as a .pdf document from the government web site.

GFC Awards 08

14th May 2008

The Galway Film Centre has announced the 2008 winners of the RTÉ/GFC Short Script Awards:

  • ‘Can U Hear’ writer: Keith Bogue; director: Pat Comer; produced by: Lucky Dog Films (Pat Comer & Keith Bogue)
  • ‘Carpark’ writer: Diarmuid Goggins & Kevin Lavelle; director: Diarmuid Goggins; producers: Rosai McCarthy & Clodgagh Ni Bhric
  • ‘Losing Memories’ writer/director: Orlagh Heverin; producer: Paddy O’Connor