Archive for March 8th, 2010

Oscar Writing Winners

8th March 2010 by Maura McHugh

Last night the Winners of the 82nd Academy Awards were announced. A full list is available to view online.

Here are the nominees and winners (in bold) in the writing categories:

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • District 9 Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
  • An Education Screenplay by Nick Hornby
  • In the Loop Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
  • Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
  • Up in the Air Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • The Hurt Locker Written by Mark Boal
  • Inglourious Basterds Written by Quentin Tarantino
  • The Messenger Written by Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman
  • A Serious Man Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • Up Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy

Irish animator Richard Baneham picked up the Best Visual Effects Award for Avatar together with Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum and Andrew Jones.

Creative Thinking Techniques

8th March 2010 by Maura McHugh


FÁS Screen Training Ireland is running a course on Creative Thinking Techniques on the 29th of March in Dublin.

This one day programme is aimed at all sectors of the film and television industry.

Course Profile:
Participants will hone their creative thinking techniques.
Topics will include:
• Creative thinking techniques
• Ideas generation
• The Disney Strategy
This course is supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board.

It costs €100.00 and applications are processed via the web site.