Archive for July 28th, 2008

O’Brien Radio Drama

28th July 2008

The Stage reports that “Your Only Man”, a new radio play written by Northern Irish novelist and screenwriter Annie Caulfield, about Irish writer Flann O’Brien, will début on BBC Radio 3 on August 31. It will feature Irish actors Ardal O’Hanlon, Pauline McLynn, and Dara O’Briain.

It focuses on the true identity of O’Brien, whose real name was Brian O’Nolan – a civil servant in Dublin during the thirties and forties, who regularly wrote for the Irish Times under the name Myles na gCopaleen.

Script Translation

28th July 2008

Northern Ireland Screen has announced that the Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) will be running a course focusing on script translation for animation on 19th and 20th August, 2008 at Zoogon Ltd, 12C Clarendon Quay, Belfast.

The objective of the workshop is to enhance the skills of translators, resulting in accurate script to screen synchronisation. The workshop will cover methods for lyric and dialogue translation, an examination of good (and bad) practice, as well as on the spot improvisation with a production team.

This is an advanced course and it is essential that candidates would have prior script translation experience and/or have a translation qualification.

Applications should express their interest as soon as possible, and details on how to apply are available on the web site.

Screenwriting for Children

28th July 2008

FÁS Screen Training Ireland is running a screenwriting for children course on two weekends (2nd – 4th Sept; 29th Sept – 1st Oct 2008) at the Adelaide Chambers, Peter St, Dublin 8. The course costs €400.00.

Participant Profile:
Professional writers writing for children’s television animation/live action, or children’s books/theatre writers who wish to enhance their scriptwriting skills for programmes aimed at the 6-11 age group.

Course Profile:
This course provides practical training in scriptwriting for six to 11 years-targeted programmes. Through project-based course work, the course enhances participants’ ability to develop character, story, humour and dialogue suitable for a six to 11-year-old market in live action and animation. Participants will enhance their understanding of these issues through intensive, practical work on their own projects with the course tutors.

The deadline for applications is August 21st, 2008. Information on how to apply is available on the web site.