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TG4 Drama Competition

9th October 2009 by Maura McHugh

Údar is a new development scheme that offers Irish-speaking writers/directors an opportunity to adapt a well-known piece of work for television and to bring it from the basic script stage to the broadcasting stage.

The scheme, which is co-sponsored by TG4 and Skillnet, is open to Irish language writers from all over the country, whether they have screen experience or not, and to directors who wish to gain experience in television drama through Irish.

To start the process each applicant must choose an original piece of work in Irish, for example a recognised short story. The applicant can arrange the work in his or her own way by building on the outline of the original work (adhering to the time in which it is set) or by bringing it up-to-date. The most important development, however, is to make the work suitable for the television screen.

The outline of the story and 12 pages of sample script (a number of scenes) must be enclosed when sending the application form to us.

Additional information is available by ringing 091-558492 or by emailing

Applicants will be competing in a script competition. From this competition nine will be selected to attend craft master-classes conducted by a script editor where each proposal will be developed further.

6 dramas will be chosen for television production from the nine proposed scripts. These will be developed in the directing workshop before being produced and broadcasted on TG4 in 2010.

Application forms are available from the web site, and the deadline is midday, 16 November 2009.

Script Editor Wanted

16th April 2009 by Maura McHugh

Tá Ros na Rún ag lorg Eagarthóir Scripte
Beidh an duine seo freagrach as próiseas scéalaíochta Ros na Rúin. Beidh siad freagrach chomh maith as foireann scríbhneoirí agus rannóg scripte a spreagadh, a stiúradh agus a bhainistiú.

Bronnfar tuarastal cuí ar an té a roghnófar ag brath ar a t(h)aithí.

Sa Spidéal a bheidh an post seo lonnaithe.

Seol d’iarratas ar ríomhphost chuig leiriuchain[AT]

Script Editor required for Ros na Rún
Ros na Rún, the Irish language soap/drama broadcast on TG4 are looking for applicants for the role of Script Editor.

The successful candidate will have the ability to motivate a large team of storyliners, writers and manage the output of a busy script department.

Salary is negotiable depending of the level of experience of the candidate.

The position is based An Spidéal, Co. Galway.

Please apply via email to: info[AT]

Splanc! 2008

25th September 2008 by Maura McHugh

TG4, the Arts Council, and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board have opened for submissions for Splanc! 2008.

Splanc! 2008 will take an intimate look at film making in Ireland as a visual expression of Irish culture and will celebrate contemporary film makers, both in the Irish and English language. It will aim to take a broad and inclusive view of the art of film making and the evolution of film as an art form while bringing real artistic and cultural value to primetime television audiences. Submissions are invited for a series of films that will take an intimate look at all forms of storytelling on film in Ireland. Feature film, short film, TV drama, documentary, live action and animation works and all other forms of creative film work should be included.

The series is open to creative interpretation and might for instance take a chronological or thematic journey through the evolution of film making in Ireland. The art of the visual treatment of stories should be to the fore in all episodes to include extracts from the films and other works. Material should remain highly accessible for both festival and TV audiences.

Application forms are available from the TG4, Arts Council, or IFB web sites, and the deadline for entries is 5pm, 17th of November, 2008.