Archive for July 9th, 2008

Film Stamps

9th July 2008

An Post has released four stamps depicting some of Ireland’s best know actors, and the films in which they appeared.

Actor Cillian Murphy features in his role in The Wind that Shakes the Barley on an 82c denomination stamp. The film, directed by Ken Loach, was produced in Ireland during 2006 and awarded the Palme D’Or at that year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Actor Brid Ni Neachtáin appears on a 55c stamp from her role in Cre na Cille. Directed by Robert Quinn in 2007 as an adaptation of the famous novel by Máirtin O’ Cadhain, this film was selected for screening at the 2007 Shanghai International Film Festival. Attending the event Brid said “I’m delighted that Cré na Cille is being featured in the series, míle buíochas do An Post.”

Actor Colm Meaney appears on a 55c denomination stamp in his role in Kings. Directed by Tom Collins and based on the play Kings of the Kilburn Highroad, by Jimmy Murphy, Kings is a 2007 film featuring both the Irish and English languages and was Ireland/s official entry for Best Foreign-language Film in the 2008 Academy Awards.

Actor Pat Shortt features on an 82c denomination stamp in his role in Garage, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Mark O’Halloran. Garage received four prizes at the Irish Film and Television Awards, Best Film, Best Script, Best Actor and Best Director. Garage also won the CICAE Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and Best Feature Film at the 2007 Turin Film Festival.

ZeBBie Report

9th July 2008

The Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild is running an event at the Galway Film Fleadh, on Friday, July 11th at 5.30pm in the Town Hall Theatre. It’s the publication of the first annual ZeBBie Report.

The Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild is delighted to announce the publication of the first ever ZeBBie report, which will contain information and analysis on writing and writers in Ireland for film, television, radio and theatre. How many writers are writing in these areas? How much work is being developed and produced? Are women catching up with the opposite sex in this traditionally male occupation? And most importantly – how much money can a writer expect to earn nowadays?

The event is open to everyone to attend.