SIOL Picks Six

31st October 2008

SÍOL, an initiative to promote new screenwriting in the Irish language, has announced the six writers whose projects will progress into production:

Fiona Ní Eidhin ­- “Cinneadh”
Louise Ní Fhiannachta – “Crochta”
Medb Johnstone ­- “Ab initio”
Clíona Ruiséil – “Náire”
Kevin Lavelle agus Diarmuid Goggins ­ – “Papa Joe”
Fiona Ní Dhuibhir ­- “Ena”

SÍOL is supported by the Broadcast Commission of Ireland, Údaras na Gaeltachta, Gréasán na Meán and TG4.

The initiative will assist the chosen Irish language writers to develop and produce a television script that will be broadcast as a part of a major drama series on TG4.

The writers will develop their projects under the direction of series script Editor, Paul Mercier. The development will take place during writing masterclasses commencing at the end of November.

The series will be broadcast on TG4 for the Autumn/Winter schedule of 2009.

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