Archive for the ‘Screen Ireland’ Category

WGI Welcome New Screen Ireland Board Appointments

13th May 2021

The members of the new Board of Screen Ireland have been appointed following a Public Appointment Services (PAS) campaign.

They are

  • Ms Susan Bergin (Chair designate)
  • Dr Zélie Asava
  • Mr John McDonnell
  • Mr Ray Harman
  • Mr Eoin Holohan
  • Ms Marian Quinn (re-appointment)
  • Ms Kate McColgan (re-appointment)

WGI welcome this week’s appointment of the new Screen Ireland Board and their new Chair and we look forward to working closely with Susan Bergin and her Board in these exciting and challenging times for screenwriters in the industry.

We are delighted to see two WGI members now sitting on the Screen Ireland Board. Dr. Zélie Asava joins Marian Quinn, who was re-appointed.

Developing Your Project with Screen Ireland: in conversation with the Screen Ireland Project Development Team

12th January 2021

One of the more positive outcomes for screenwriters last year was very significant additional investment placed into development funding. Members of Screen Ireland’s project development team will outline the common pitfalls, and the qualities that successful applications tend to possess.

Questions will be welcomed during the session but discussion on individual projects will not be possible.

The webinar will take place 11am on Friday, 15th January.

WGI members will be emailed registration details.

Places are limited and registration is essential.


16th April 2020

Screen Ireland today launched a comprehensive package of measures to support the Film and TV sector. The initiatives will divert a significant amount of funding from production into development including a slate-funding scheme which will lead – they believe – to more opportunities for experienced writers.

An additional €100,000  has been committed to Screenplay Development (formerly known as ‘Writer-only’) funding and a new iteration of the Spotlight scheme for less-established writers. ‘We welcome the imaginative measures Screen Ireland have introduced at this particularly challenging time’, said WGI Director Hugh Farley. ‘Our members have continually sought additional support for writer-only projects and the results of our most recent polls (details here) demonstrate vividly just how vital it is.’

You can find full details of the Screen Ireland initiatives at :