Archive for March 27th, 2009

Linehan up for BAFTA

27th March 2009 by Maura McHugh

The full list of nominees for the 2009 British Academy Television Awards has been posted. The ceremony will take place in London on Sunday 26 April.

Irish screenwriter Graham Linehan’s show The IT Crowd has received a nomination in the Best Situation Comedy category. This year Linehan has already won the IFTA for Best Television Script and an International Emmy Award for Best Comedy for his Channel 4 series.

Smedias 2009

27th March 2009 by Maura McHugh

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board has announced its involvement in this years 3 Student Media Awards

For the second year running the IFB is the official sponsor of the Film Script of the Year category, which is awarded to the most original, well-written, imaginative script showing the most insight to the cinematic form. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Mansion House on Thursday, April 2nd.

Entrants were asked to submit a short film script which has been subjected to the same rigorous process as scripts submitted to the IFB for funding. Each entrant will receive a reader’s report which will deliver professional and constructive feedback.

The IFB has continued it’s sponsorship of the category in order to offer budding screen-writers the opportunity to experience the development process that film scripts go through and to recognise young screen writing talent who may pursue writing as a future career.

The Student Media Awards recognise and celebrate young Irish talent in all aspects of media ranging from the conventional Editor and Paper of the Year awards to multimedia awards, such as Short Animation Feature and Website of the Year and of course Film Script of the Year.
More news stories