Archive for June 8th, 2009

2009 Tony Winners

8th June 2009 by Maura McHugh

The winners of the 63rd Annual Tony Awards were announced last night in New York City.

A full list of all the winners is available from the web site, but the following should be of particular interest to our members:

Best Play:
God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza

Best Musical:
Billy Elliot, The Musical; book and lyrics by Lee Hall, and music by Sir Elton John,

Best Revival of a Play:
The Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn.

Best Revival of a Musical:
Hair; book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and music by Galt MacDermot.

Waterford Script Competition

8th June 2009 by Maura McHugh

The Waterford Film Festival (6-8 November) has announced a Short Screenplay Competition as part of its festival.

Twenty finalists will be selected, and each will receive a certificate. On the final day of the festival an award of €600 will be announced to one overall winner. The winning writer will also be able to meet up with a professional filmmaker to discuss the development of the script and to discuss opportunities in getting his/her film made.

There is a €10 fee per entry, and the deadline for submissions is August 17.

An application form can be downloaded from the web site.

Awards Info Session

8th June 2009 by Maura McHugh

Filmbase and RTÉ are running an information session on applying for their Short Film Awards Scheme at 2pm, Thursday 11th June in the Filmbase building.

The session will consist of a panel presentation on the selection process by Filmbase MD Alan Fitzpatrick and Jo Schofield from the IPU at RTÉ. Also on the panel will be filmmaker Michael Lavelle who will talk about his experience of making his short film Out of the Blue through the scheme. The panel session will be followed by a brief Q&A session.

The session is free but places must be booked by emailing Clare at Filmbase on clare[AT]filmbase[DOT]ie. Please include ‘Award info session’ in the subject line and make sure to include your full name and (where applicable) the name of your production company.

The deadline for the next round of the award is 5pm on Friday 26th of June 2009.