Archive for May 12th, 2009

Copyright Talk

12th May 2009

The Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin is running a Writing Week from 18-22 May, during which there will be a variety of writing courses, readings, seminars, literary events and workshops.

An event that should be of interest to many writers will be taking place on Thursday May 21st at 3 pm. Samantha Holman, the Director of the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency, will be giving a talk on the subject of “Copyright, PLR & The Google Book Settlement”.

Admission is free.

Storytelling Fellows

12th May 2009

ScreenDaily reports that the Sundance Institute and Time Warner have chosen playwrights Quincy Long and Matthew Paul Olmos, and filmmakers Ritesh Batra and Elgin James as the 2009 Time Warner Storytelling Fellows.

The Time Warner Storytelling Advancement Fund, established in 2007, provides support over four years to help fund the development and celebration of independent artists across Sundance Institute’s Feature Film and Theatre Programmes.

Time Warner Storytelling Fellows receive grants enabling them to focus on the advancement of the narrative and voice in their projects. Fellows receive a combination of year-round guidance, residency support, mentoring and professional development.

Outer Critics Circle Awards

12th May 2009

The Outer Critics Circle in New York has announced the winners of its 59th Annual Awards.

The following are the categories of particular interest for our members:

Outstanding New Broadway Play
God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
Irena’s Vow by Tovah Feldshuh
Reasons To Be Pretty by Neil LaBute
33 Variations by Moises Kaufman

Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Billy Elliot the Musical
Rock of Ages
Shrek the Musical
A Tale of Two Cities

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Ruined by Lynn Nottage
Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo
Farragut North by Beau Willimon
Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself) by Donald Margulies
Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
The Toxic Avenger
Rooms A Rock Romance
What’s That Smell? The Music of Jacob Sterling

David Pearse won the award for Outstanding Feature Actor in a Play for The Cripple of Inishmaan. A full list of all the categories and the winners are available on the web site.