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Creativity Wanted

18th April 2021

WGI has joined an international campaign to improve and standardize the writer contracting practices of multi-national streaming platforms globally organised by the International Association of Writers Guilds (IAWG). We need a snappy, clever name for the initiative, and we hope that you – our members – can help. Let us tell you a little more and see if inspiration strikes. The objectives of the campaign are to

  • Provide member guilds with a set of minimum remuneration standards to communicate to companies for inclusion in contracts/agreements: payment stages, residuals, royalties
  • End secretive practices such as Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) on contracts and obligate the SVODs to provide universally-accepted metrics for determining the value of intellectual property on SVOD platforms. It’s impossible to establish ‘fair remuneration’ if you don’t know how successful your work has been
  • Obtain viewer data for both determining value and creator feedback
  • Stop buyouts
  • Share the profit

So, over to you! Drop us a line at with the subject line ‘SVOD Campaign Name’ – see, it just doesn’t trip off the tongue, does it?

Discussion with Kavanagh

10th March 2010

The IFI in Dublin is hosting an in-depth discussion with Irish director Ivan Kavanagh, and the cast of his new film, The Fading Light, at 4pm on Saturday 13th March.

The Fading Light, the fifth feature from fiercely independent up-and-coming Irish director Ivan Kavanagh, opens exclusively at the IFI on 12th March and we are delighted to host a conversation with the director and his cast at 4pm on Saturday 13th March. The emotionally visceral style that has become Kavanagh’s trademark springs from the rigorous background work on each character undertaken by his actors before the plot is revealed to them step-by-step during filming. His previous feature, Our Wonderful Home (2008), will also be screened earlier that day at 2.30pm.

The Q&A with Kavanagh and the cast is free but ticketed. Call the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 to reserve your tickets.

Library Late Interviews

5th March 2010

The National Library of Ireland is continuing its Writing for the Stage and Screen events as part of its Library Late series with the following interviews:

Writer and actor, Mark O’Halloran, will be in conversation on Wednesday, March 24th at 8pm. O’Halloran has written the screenplays for the award-winning feature films Adam & Paul and Garage.

On Monday, April 26th at 8pm broadcaster John Kelly will interview writer and director Paul Mercier. Mercier’s plays include Studs, We Ourselves and Spacers, including Homeland and Down The Line for The Abbey. He has also written and directed three short films:”Before I Sleep”, “Lipservice” and “Tupperware”.

Playwright and screenwriter Mark O’Rowe will be interviewed on Wednesday, May 26th at 8pm. His award-winning plays include From Both Hips, Howie the Rookie, Made in China and Terminus, and he has written screenplays for feature films Intermission, Boy A and Perrier’s Bounty.

Film historian Bob Monks will also give a special lunchtime talk to mark the centenary of the birth of film archivist Liam O’Leary (1910 – 1992) at 1pm on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010.

All the events are free.

Carney in Conversation

17th February 2010

ZeBBie-award winning screenwriter, John Carney, will be “In Conversation” as part of the National Library of Ireland’s Library Late programme, at 8pm, on Wednesday 24 February.

Admission is free but booking is essential.

Interviews about the National Campaign for the Arts

29th September 2009

Here is a video of interviews conducted by Darragh Doyle last week, upon the launch for the National Campaign for the Arts. It includes discussions with Tania Banotti, Irish Theatre Forum; Bill Whelan, Composer; Colm Toibín, Author; Anne Enright, Author; Donal Gleeson, Actor; Fiach Mac Conghail, Director of the Abbey Theatre; Lenny Abrahamson, Filmmaker; Loughlin Deegan, the Dublin Theatre Festival; Don Wycherly, Actor; Sarah Bolger, Actress.