Irish Language Television Writers Wanted

21st June 2010

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.

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