Archive for June 21st, 2010

Irish Language Television Writers Wanted

21st June 2010 by Maura McHugh

TG4TG4 in association with the ILBF and BBC NI are inviting new or experienced Irish language writers to apply to a Scriptwriting Development Scheme.

Up to six places are available to Irish speaking writers interested in writing drama for television.

It is envisaged that the training scheme will take place over a 6 month period and will feature workshops and mentoring from key industry professionals.

Areas which will be covered include Story arcing; Story structure; Character Development; Dialogue; Tone; Pace; Broadcaster Requirements.

The end result of the scheme being 6 x 25′ of polished scripts ready for production for possible broadcast on TG4 & BBC NI.

Potential applicants must submit an idea for a single half hour drama based around the theme Stigma.

The story should have a contemporary setting and also be set in a realistic situation where Irish would be spoken.

To be considered for this scheme, please submit a cover letter outlining why you should attend this course, a CV, a one sentence description of the story, a paragraph outlining the story, details of main characters and a one scene script.

Please note that this course is directed at Northern based writers who are fluent in Irish.

Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday 27th August.

Information on how to apply is on the web site.