Archive for April, 2012

2012 ZeBBie Awards Short-List

13th April 2012 by Maura McHugh

ZeBBie AwardsThe IPSG is delighted to announce the short-list of nominees for the 2012 ZeBBie Awards:

Best Television Script

  • Ronan Bennett for Hidden, Episode 1
  • Stuart Carolan for Love/Hate, Episode 6
  • Damien Owens for Trivia, Episode 1

Best Radio Script

  • Carlo Gébler for Charles and Mary
  • Joe O’Byrne for The Blue Hyacinth
  • Karl O’Neill for Think Well, O Singer

Best Theatre Script

  • Nancy Harris for No Romance
  • Pat Kinevane for Silent
  • Mark O’Halloran for Trade

Best Feature Film Script

  • Ciarán Creagh for Parked
  • Terry McMahon for Charlie Casanova
  • Juanita Wilson for As If I Am Not There

Best Short Film Script

  • Claire Dix for Downpour
  • Phil Harrison for Even Gods
  • Colin Thornton for Two Hearts

Congratulations to all the nominees!

ZeBBie Awards Ceremony

The winners will be announced at the ZeBBie Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 10th May 2012, at the Sugar Club, in Dublin. Doors open at 7.30pm, and the ceremonies begin at 8.00pm.

Tickets

Ticket(s) for the awards ceremony may be purchased online. Tickets cost €15 for IPSG members, and €25 for non-members. Ticket price includes food and entertainment.

Purchased tickets can be collected at the Sugar Club door on the evening of the Awards Ceremony.

Numbers are limited, so please book tickets quickly. Tickets may be available for purchase at the door on the night, subject to availability.

No one will be admitted to the Awards Ceremony without a ticket.

Dress Code: writer chic.

Voting

Voting is now open on the short-list and IPSG members should have received an email with details on how to vote.

Voting closes at 5pm on Monday the 23rd of April 2012.

Writing for Radio

5th April 2012 by Maura McHugh

Writing for Radio

The Irish Playwrights & Screenwriters Guild is organising a ‘Writing for Radio’ panel discussion with representatives from three of the country’s largest broadcasting institutions: RTÉ Radio Drama, BBC Northern Ireland Radio Drama, and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Questions that will be addressed are: How much radio drama is there? How do you apply? What do the commissioners want? What do they pay?

All members of the Guild are invited.

The discussion will take place in Room 3 of FilmBase at 1pm on Thursday, 12th of April.

The panellists will be:

  • Kevin Brew (RTÉ Radio – Drama Department)
  • Heather Larmour (BBC Radio – Drama Department)
  • Andrew Robinson (BAI – Sound & Vision Department)

The event is free but places are limited, so book a place immediately by emailing jack.olohan (a) script.ie or by calling the office at 01 670 9970.