Archive for September 21st, 2010

Artists, Musicians, Actors, Writers Unite

21st September 2010 by Maura McHugh

Artists, musicians, actors and writers demonstrating in front of Government buildings on Thursday, September 16, 2010.

The event was part of the National Day of Action organised by the National Campaign for the Arts and the Association of Artists Representatives Organisations (AARO).

The Engine Room Pitch

21st September 2010 by Maura McHugh

FAS Screen Training IrelandFÁS Screen Training Ireland is running a workshop in Galway called The Engine Room Pitch from the 13 – 14 October, 2010, and it will cost €150.

Participant Profile:
This workshop is aimed at documentary/factual filmmakers and producers seeking Irish and international commissions and market intelligence.

Course Profile:
“The Engine Room Pitch Workshop is a must-do for every filmmaker looking to pitch into the marketplace. Practical and inspiring, it makes you think about, and present, your film in the best possible way”.
Sandra Whipham, former Commissioning Editor True Stories, Channel 4

The Engine Room Pitch Workshop is a unique 2 day project development and pitching workshop for documentary/factual filmmakers and producers seeking Irish and international commissions and market intelligence. It is also an exceptional networking opportunity. Created by leading international pitch trainer Christina Burnett of Wide Eye Pictures, the format has been successful in the UK, Brazil and Abu Dhabi.

Intense, friendly and focused, the Engine Room Pitch Workshop develops real projects and trailers, which are then presented to two Irish commissioners for feedback.

Delegates range from award winning series producers and directors to first-timers and the structure enables delegates at any stage of their career to understand what makes a project succeed and to maximise their own opportunities in future.

All projects must be submitted by the deadline of Tuesday 28th September. Details about how to apply are on the web site.

Elliot Grove Seminar

21st September 2010 by Maura McHugh

FilmbaseFilmbase is organising a book launch and seminar with Elliot Grove, writer of How to Write a Screenplay that Sells and founder of Raindance UK, from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday September 23rd. Tickets are €5 each.

There are two kinds of people who have to love your script. Agents, and Producers.

Why? Because they have the cash to buy it.

Raindance founder Elliot Grove takes screenwriters through the basics of writing a screenplay that producers will pick up and won’t be able to put down.

Elliot Grove has worked with writers and filmmakers at London’s Raindance Film Festival since 1992. He has produced over 150 short films, and 5 feature films. He has written 8 scripts, one of which is going into production late this year.