Archive for December, 2014

The Black List

8th December 2014 by Maura McHugh

We’re pleased to announce that we have arranged special Guild Member access for paid-up members of the Writers Guild of Ireland to The Black List – a subscriber site for film industry professionals that functions as a real time Black List and screenplay recommendation engine.

Guild members can list script information for free and can also get a 20% discount on script hosting and evaluations.

All WGI members have been sent an email detailing how to register on the web site.

If you have any problems registering please contact The Black List support staff as they will be able to troubleshoot your issues.

We hope you enjoy using this service!

December Scriptorium

1st December 2014 by Maura McHugh

Scriptorium
1. translated as “a place for writing”, which is commonly used to refer to a room in medieval European monasteries devoted to the writing, copying, and illuminating of manuscripts by monastic scribes.
2. Can also be used in reference to the monthly meeting of WGI members at The Stag’s Head.

The famous cave painting at Mélange de Paroles in the South of France for example, dating from environ 5 B.C., depicts Guild writers in a heated exchange of words over what looks like a shocking number of empty glasses (it is not known whether the glasses were once full, half-empty, or whether they were perhaps always empty and have remained thus éternellement in the cave painting). Knowledge of etymology is not necessary to attend the Scriptoria, as those writers in attendance usually find that they know more words leaving than they did coming in.

Scriptorium [2]: from 6.30pm on Thursday, 4 December at The Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2

No RSVP necessary: just bring your mouth, your brain, and your money (preferably in reverse order).