Archive for April 21st, 2009

Dublin Writers Group

21st April 2009

Developing a spec script can be a challenging experience at the best of times, especially if you don’t have the money to invest in the services of a script developer or editor. Charting a course through the writing process can be smoother if you have access to a group of equally committed and enthusiastic writers who are willing to invest their time to improve your scripts – and for whom you can also provide this service.

The Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild is re-forming the Dublin Writers Group. It will run a series of meetings for writers interested in giving and receiving constructive feedback on their television, theatre, radio, or film script. The meetings will take place in Temple Bar either weekly or bi-monthly (this will be confirmed later).

The introductory meeting will take place next Monday, April 27th, at 7pm in the IPSG office on the 3rd floor of the Art House Building in Temple Bar.

Places on the group are limited, so if you wish to take part please email your request to by Friday 24th April.

Happy Writing!

Room For Hire

21st April 2009

The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland has an exclusive offer to members of the Irish Playwrights & Screenwriters Guild on a Meeting / Screening Room for hire.

The screening room is furnished to a high standard with large comfortable sofas, adjustable lighting, tea/coffee making facilities and wireless broadband connectivity. The room can accommodate up to 14 people.

Conveniently located in the heart of Temple Bar the room features a DVD and Blu-Ray projection system and is compatible for laptop interface to facilitate PowerPoint presentations.

Cost: €40 per hour / €90 for 3 hour SLOT (day), payable in advance.

If you are interested in booking the space please contact Liz Dodd on 01 633 7747.

Irish Comedy Wins Jury Prize

21st April 2009

The Irish Film Board reports that the Irish dark comedy A Film With Me In It, which was written by and starred Mark Doherty, and was directed by Ian Fitzgibbon, has won the Special Jury Prize at the 28th International Istanbul Film Festival at the weekend. Fitzgibbon was in Istanbul to accept the award on behalf of the producers, cast and crew.