Archive for September 25th, 2009

MEDIA New Talent Info

25th September 2009

Filmbase, in association with MEDIA Desk Ireland and FÁS Screen Training Ireland, is hosting an information session for audiovisual professionals. The session is aimed at emerging talent within the film and digital media sectors (particularly emerging producers, directors, writers and writer/directors).

The session intends to give those unfamiliar with the full range of supports for Irish audiovisual professionals available under the EU MEDIA Funding Programme a better understanding of relevant opportunities. This will be a strong focus on the variety of Training opportunities provided under the MEDIA Programme as these have been particularly successful for Irish talent in the past.

The session will take place at Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin on Wednesday 14th October from 1.30 – 3.00 pm.

Places are free but must be reserved in advance. To register your interest in attending please RSVP to

StoryLand II

25th September 2009

RTÉ is seeking submissions for 6 new pilot drama series to go online via its StoryLand site from January to June 2010.

We don’t mind if you’ve made dozens of TV series or have never made anything before, as long as you have a good idea that will engage our over 18 audience for 6 episodes and can convince us that you have a team behind you to pull it off, then we want to hear from you.

RTÉ is hosting an information session at 7pm, Wednesday 30th September 2009 about the competition, in RTÉ, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Places are limited, so please RSVP to to guarantee your place.

The application form, and details on how to apply, are available online.

The closing date for submissions is 1 November 2009.

ZeBBie Nominations Open

25th September 2009

ZeBBie AwardsMembers of the Guild are asked to nominate Irish writers for the third ZeBBie Awards in the following four categories:

  • Best Radio script
  • Best Film script
  • Best Television script
  • Best Theatre script

Please take the time to nominate, and acknowledge, the hard work of Irish playwrights and screenwriters over the past year.

A master list of qualifying work is available on the Guild website. Members of the Guild are invited to nominate a maximum of three nominations in each of the four categories, however members can offer fewer, or no nominations in any of the categories.

The closing date for receipt of nominations is Monday 5th October at 17.30.

Nominations can be made by post, by hand, or by email. All members – full or associate – of the Guild are entitled to nominate.

The short-list of nominated scripts will be made available to all current members for reading and voting via the guild website.

The Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 26th November at the Sugar Club on Leeson Street, Dublin 2.