Archive for March 23rd, 2010

Olivier Awards 2010

23rd March 2010 by Maura McHugh

The Stage reports on the winners of the 2010 Olivier Awards in London this weekend.

Here is a selection of some of the winners – the entire list is on the web site:

* Best New Play – The Mountaintop by Katori Hall at Trafalgar Studios 1
* Best New Comedy – The Priory by Michael Wynne at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court
* Best Musical Revival – Hello, Dolly! book by Michael Stewart, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, based on the play ‘The Matchmaker’ by Thornton Wilder at the Open Air
* Best New Musical – Spring Awakening music by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, based on the play by Frank Wedekind at the Novello
* Best Revival – Cat On A Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, directed by Debbie Allen at the Novello

Introduction to Screenwriting

23rd March 2010 by Maura McHugh

Alan Keane is offering a two-day Introduction to Screenwriting seminar on Saturday, March 27th and Sunday, March 28th, in the Smithfield/Stoneybatter Area in Dublin City.

Screenwriting is a notoriously difficult career to get ahead in and all too often people make the plunge with little knowledge as to how the industry works and what’s exactly required to get yourself noticed. This 2-day seminar will act as a crash course in understanding the principles involved in great writing. It will help you to become aware of the skills and craft you’ll need to create unforgettable stories that will get you noticed by readers and also help get you an agent.

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:
* Format
* Style
* Dialogue writing
* Visual Grammar
* Three Act Structure
* The craft of writing a scene
* Characterisation and the arc of transformation
* Genre
* What the readers are looking for – An industry perspective
* How do I get my first break?

Cost of the seminar is €95.

To register your interest email scriptreadingireland@gmail.com or contact Alan at: 086-1972270. There is also a Facebook page for the event.