Archive for June, 2017

2017 ZeBBie Award Winners

28th June 2017 by Maura McHugh

The Writers Guild of Ireland have announced the winners of the 2017 ZeBBie Awards at their Awards Ceremony at The Sugar Club in Dublin this evening:

Best Television Script

  • Sharon Horgan for Divorce (Pilot ep.)

Best Radio Script

  • Kate Gilmore for The Wickedness of Oz

Best Theatre Script

  • Margaret McAuliffe for The Humours of Bandon

Best Feature Film Script

  • Colin Thornton & Darren Thornton for A Date for Mad Mary

Best Short Film Script

  • Natasha Waugh for Terminal

Best Game Script

  • Christopher Conlan for The Little Acre

Congratulations to the winners!

Best wishes to all the nominees on being acknowledged for their hard work in the industry. We appreciate the help of all the theatre companies, production companies, producers, agents, and helpful admin who have aided us in bringing the event together.

Our thanks to Senator David Norris for his ebullient hosting of the event, and to the presenters for their contribution to the ceremony.

Plus, a big cheer to our staff and volunteers for all their hard effort!

About the ZeBBie Awards

The ZeBBie Awards are annual awards created by the WGI — named in honour of O. Z. Whitehead — to acknowledge the best script(s) written by Irish playwrights and screenwriters during the previous year.

Building Momentum: The Road to Gender Equality

27th June 2017 by Maura McHugh

Organised by the Equality Action Committee (EAC) of the Writers Guild of Ireland, the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI), and Women in Film and Television Ireland (WFT.I), this panel discussion will take place during the Galway Film Fleadh, at 3 pm on Saturday, 15 July in the Galway Rowing Club.

The panel will be moderated by Mary Kate O Flanagan, and will include Emer Reynolds (The Farthest), Marian Quinn (Board Member Irish Film Board), Michael O’Keeffe (CEO Broadcasting Authority of Ireland) and industry representatives to debate what has been happening with gender equality.

Where we are and where we’re going–and more importantly–what initiatives can we expect to see over the coming year?

Get informed, motivated and inspired! See you there!

Join us for a networking drinks reception after the panel at 4.30pm – first drink is free for members, but all are welcome.

Not a member of WGI, SDGI or WFT.I yet? Sign up on the day.

The event is free but ticketed, and open to everyone. Please phone to book your ticket via the Town Hall Theatre (091-569777) – if you book via the online system you will incur a booking fee.