Archive for September 17th, 2009

Meet Channel 4

17th September 2009

Channel 4 is organising a series of regional briefings, one of which will be held in Belfast on 30th September.

These briefings will give you the opportunity to learn about Channel 4’s respective plans for 2010, meet the commissioners, hear what they’ve learnt from 2009 and share some background on the projects commissioned so far as well as answer your questions on any of the above.

The sessions should be really useful for start-ups, agencies, production companies or freelancers in the digital media sector thinking about pitching an idea to Channel 4.

Belfast briefing date: 30th September, 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Request an invitation
There’s limited room but if you want to come along send an email to

Channel 4 will confirm whether you’ve got a place and other details via an email reply. You must include your name, role, company name, and a contact number in the email.

Script Editors Needed

17th September 2009

FÁS Screen Training Ireland is seeking two script editing participants for its Story Development for Film & Television course. These two participants will work with the writers on the course, under the tutelage of Valery Ryan, who has worked as a script editor on such shows as Cracker and Prime Suspect, and leads the two courses for script editors run by BBC Training.

The aim of this course is to enhance participants’ understanding of the story development process for both for serialised content and feature films. The course will mentor eight projects through 3-4 months of development from idea to first draft stage – four television projects, and four feature projects. Through project development, participants will gain an understanding of the TV drama and feature film development process, the different drama formats, how cinematic and televisual storytelling differ, and the roles and responsibilities of writers, script editors, directors and producers in the development process.

The script editing strand of the programme seeks two participants to apply without a project, and collaborate on writer-only participating projects. These script editor participants will attend all project sessions and also partake in additional sessions in order to enhance their story development, communication, and production skills. These two participants can be freelance script editors seeking to enhance their skills, development assistants in production companies, assistant script editors on television, or development personnel seeking to enhance their understanding and engagement in the script development process.

At the end of the programme, these script editors will have the option to partake in a work placement scheme, during which they will receive an allowance while working on a television drama, shadowing an experienced script editor and being trained in the production skills pertinent to the role of script editor. This work placement will take place between October and December 2009.

For further details, please contact Sorcha Loughnane at 6077468, or email

Preservation Assistant Needed

17th September 2009

The Radharc Trust – an independent charitable organisation working to promote Christian and positive human values in the media – manages the Radharc Archive of 400 documentaries produced by the Radharc production team between 1961 to 1997.

The Radharc Trust needs a preservation assistant to undertake a preservation assessment and documentation project for the Radharc Collection at the Irish Film Archive resulting in a detailed collections management report.

The Preservation Assistant will be employed on a 12-month contract by the Radharc Trust and will work under the day-to-day direction of the Head of the Irish Film Archive at the Irish Film Institute.

A full job description can be found at the IFI web site.

Applications (C.V. and cover letter) must be received by Friday the 25th of September.