Archive for July, 2016

2016 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony Video

14th July 2016 by Maura McHugh

The 2016 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony from Writers Guild of Ireland on Vimeo.

Highlights from the 2016 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony, which took place on 20 May 2016, at the Sugar Club, in Dublin. Hosted by Senator David Norris.

WGI Social at the Fleadh

6th July 2016 by Maura McHugh

In Galway for the Fleadh and fancy catching up with friends and colleagues?

Why not drop by the Galway Rowing Cub at 5 pm on Saturday, 9 July, where WGI staff and members will be hanging out and taking a breather in between the hectic pace of the films, markets, and workshops.

Come join us for tea, coffee, or something a little stronger…

See it – Be it!

1st July 2016 by Maura McHugh

See it – Be it! Putting Women in the Picture is a panel discussion taking place at the Galway Film Fleadh on at 3 pm on Saturday, 9 July in the Galway Rowing Club. It’s organised by by the Equality Action Committee (EAC) of the Writers Guild of Ireland & the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland.

We know that far fewer women than men write and direct films and TV drama. That’s true in Ireland and across the world, and it has consequences not only for the filmmakers themselves but for all of us. When women are out of the picture it can impact on the kinds of stories and characters that end up on our screens.

In December 2015 the Irish Film Board took steps that promise to shake up the landscape of Irish film. Their new 6 Point Plan includes 50/50 gender funding parity over three years. It’s bold. It’s innovative. And it’s the of talk of Europe.

But what exactly does it mean for you, the writers and directors? Join a panel of women filmmakers to shine a spotlight on women in the Irish film industry.

We’ll be celebrating and learning from the experiences of some of our women filmmakers. Afterwards, we’ll thrash out the challenges and possibilities of this new policy together. Get informed, motivated, and inspired!

Panel:

Chair

It will be followed by open discussion with Dr Annie Doona and members of the EAC.

The EAC is comprised of Liz Gill, Dr Susan Liddy, Lauren Mackenzie, and Marian Quinn.