Archive for 2016

WGI Social at the Fleadh

6th July 2016

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

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.

2016 AGM

29th June 2016

Writers Guild of IrelandThe 14th Annual General Meeting of the Writers’ Guild of Ireland will take place on 2.30 pm on Saturday, 23 July in Room no. 3, 2nd floor, Arthouse, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Nominations to vacant places on the Board of Directors should reach the Company Secretary not later than 5 pm on 20 July, 2016.

A form of proxy may be used if a member is unable to attend the AGM. Completed proxy forms should reach the Company Secretary at Arthouse, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 by 5 pm on 21 July, 2016.

Members will receive further details regarding the AGM, nominations to the Board of Directors, and Proxy forms by email.

We look forward to seeing you on the day!

2016 ZeBBie Awards Photos

7th June 2016

Want to relive your memories of the 2016 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony?

We have a selection of photos from the night available to view online!

2016 ZeBBie Award Winners

25th May 2016

At the ZeBBie Awards Ceremony tonight at The Sugar Club in Dublin, hosted by Senator David Norris, the Writers Guild of Ireland announced the winners of the 2016 ZeBBie Awards:

Best Television Script

Best Radio Script

Best Theatre Script

Best Feature Film Script

Best Short Film Script

Best Game Script

Congratulations to all the winners!

We’d like to thank our hard-working staff, our helpers, all the nominees and their agents/producers, as well as the presenters of the awards.

As usual our thanks to Senator David Norris for his memorable hosting skills, and to The Sugar Club Dublin for the fabulous venue.