Archive for June 11th, 2008

Celtx 1.0

11th June 2008

Celtx, the free open-source all-in-one media pre-production software, has just hit Version 1.0, and is now available to download for a variety of platforms.

Multi-Media Friendly
Celtx helps you pre-produce all types of media – film, video, documentary, theater, machinima, comics, advertising, gaming, music video, radio, podcasts, videocasts, and however else you choose to tell your story.

Unlike scriptwriting software, you can use Celtx for the entire pre-production process – write scripts, storyboard scenes and sequences, develop characters, breakdown & tag elements, schedule production, and prepare detailed and informative production reports for cast and crew.

Fully Integrated
Celtx is designed to help your entire production team work together on a single, easy to share project file – eliminating the confusion of multiple project files, and the need for ‘paper and binder’.

For those new to Celtx, you can check out the 7-minute video by Mike Jones, Head of Technological Arts at International Film School Sydney, who explores some of the product’s new features:

Ireland on Sunday

11th June 2008

This week the IFI in Temple Bar, Dublin launches a new strand of monthly Irish Film programming called Ireland on Sunday.

This is a curated programme of recent Irish material which has not yet been released theatrically or seen outside the film festival circuit. In a regular sunday lunch time slot, audiences will have an opportunity to critically engage with directors and producers in post-screening discussions. The programme will be varied—including documentary and fictional material which has been made for cultural, theatrical and broadcast exhibition.

The first screening with be Johnny Gogan’s art documentary The Adventures of Flannery: A Portrait of Cathal Coughlan, which examines the life and work of the Cork-born singer, songwriter and enfant terrible who created one of the highlights of Cork’s Capital of Culture celebrations in 2005 with his musical-theatre presentation ‘Flannery’s Mounted Head’.

There will be a post-screening Q&A with director Johnny Gogan and producer Gary Sheehan.

Co-Production Agreement

11th June 2008

Screendaily reports that the North Rhine-Westphalia’s regional film fund, Filmstiftung NRW, and the Irish Film Board have signed a co-production agreement to aid producers from each region who wish to work together on feature films and documentaries.

An agreement based on reciprocity was signed in Cologne on Monday afternoon during this year’s Medienforum NRW conference by the Irish Film Board’s CEO Simon Perry and his opposite number at Filmstiftung NRW Michael Schmid-Ospach.

The goal is to “intensify the cultural and economic collaboration of production companies in NRW and Ireland, thereby contributing to a strengthening of the creative and economic potential in Europe.”