Archive for June, 2008

Lights Out! 2008

30th June 2008

Lights Out!, the Irish Film Institute’s new national film festival for young people, which will take place from July 12-26 all around Ireland, has announced its programme. It will offer a selection of films aimed at young people in locations around the country, as well as seminars and masterclasses on working in the industry. Perfect for those looking for shelter from our Irish summer during their holidays.


30th June 2008

The Guardian interviews Irish director Lenny Abrahamson, during which he discusses his collaboration with writer Mark O’Halloran, and how they approach filmmaking together.

Fleadh 2008

27th June 2008

The Galway Film Fleadh (8-13 July) has announced its full programme online.

There is a fine selection of international and Irish documentaries and features, short film screenings, and special guests including Peter O’Toole, Jessica Lange and Bill Pullman. On top of this there will be masterclasses for actors, directors, and screenwriters, industry seminars, the pitching award, and the film fair. There will be plenty to do and see during the Fleadh.


26th June 2008

SÍOL is a new initiative aimed at writers/directors to develop a script that will be broadcast as a part of a drama series on TG4. SÍOL will give 6 writers or writer/directors from the Gaeltacht, or those similarly fluent in Irish, the opportunity to write, develop, and produce a television script.

SÍOL is open to all Irish writers nationwide, whether they have experience writing for television or not, and to directors who wish to gain experience in TV drama.

The central theme will be Family. This can be a general reading of the word and not necessarily the traditional nuclear family.

Six proposals will be chosen from the submissions. The selected writers and directors will participate in a series of writer/director master classes before bringing the series to production and broadcast.

Application forms, guidelines, and further information are all available on the web site. The closing date for script entries is 13th August 2008.

AGM Reminder

25th June 2008

A reminder that the 6th Annual General Meeting of the Irish Playwrights’ and Screenwriters’ Guild will take place this coming Saturday June 28th at 2.30pm at the Light House Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7.

Nominations to vacant places on the Board of Directors, proposed by a member entitled to attend the AGM, together with a note of consent to be so nominated from the nominee, should reach the Company Secretary at Art House, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 no later than 5.00pm, today.

Only full members may nominate or vote in the AGM. All full members of the Guild should have received a notice about the AGM, and a proxy form in case they are unable to attend the AGM. Completed proxy forms should reach the Company Secretary at Art House, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 by 5.00pm tomorrow.

If you are entitled to vote, and have not received the forms, please contact the Guild on: +353-1-6709970.

The Guild staff look foward to meeting IPSG members on Saturday!