Archive for September 4th, 2008

Filmbase AGM

4th September 2008

The Filmbase AGM will take place on Wednesday 24th September at 2:30pm at Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, and all current members are invited to attend

Filmbase welcomes feedback from all members. It is only from hearing directly what our members want that we can provide the best possible range of services to meet those needs. The Filmbase AGM provides an opportunity to discuss the comments, suggestions and concerns from members on all aspects to the organisation. It is also an opportunity for the Filmbase staff and Board to outline current and future plans for the organisation.

A full agenda for the meeting will be notified to members in advance. If any member has an item they would like to have added to the agenda they are requested to contact Alan Fitzpatrick at md @ with details by Wednesday 17th September at the latest.

The AGM will also include the election of new members to the Filmbase Board of Directors. Filmbase members are eligible for election to the Board of Directors. Any member interested in standing for election is advised to contact Alan Fitzpatrick for more information. To be eligible for election a member must be proposed and seconded by two Filmbase members.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Filmbase website from Friday 5th September, and completed forms must be returned by Wednesday 17th September.

Son of a Pitch

4th September 2008

The Cheltenham Screenwriters Festival hasn’t decided which of the first two weeks in July it will select for the 2009 festival, but information about next year’s pitching competition has already been announced.

The 2009 competition is called Son of a Pitch, and will be run in association with 4Talent. It will be open for entries from 5.00pm on Monday 8th September until 5.00pm on Friday 31st October 2008.

Ten finalists will be chosen from the entries (to be announced the week commencing the 10th November 2008). They will receive tickets to attend SWF’09 where they will receive a pitching tutorial with agent Julian Friedmann, before standing up in front of a live audience to pitch their ideas to a panel of industry experts. The panel will select three winners, and the audience will also choose one winner.

To enter you must write your pitch for a movie or TV drama (in any genre) in under 25 words, and on a separate page expand the idea into a 150-word synopsis.

Email the information to the address on the SWF web site, where you can read the full terms and conditions of the competition.

All shortlisted entrants will also be interviewed and featured on the 4Talent website within a special Festival editorial piece.