Posts Tagged ‘Gary Duggan’

The Graft of the Craft

24th November 2015 by Maura McHugh

How Can Irish Scriptwriters Make a Living?

The WGI, in association with Screen Training Ireland, is organising a free one-day seminar on ‘The Graft of the Craft: How Can Irish Scriptwriters Make a Living?’.

It will take place from 10.00am – 12.30pm on Friday, 11 December, 2015, at 2nd Floor, Arthouse, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Participant Profile

This seminar is for scriptwriters who are currently writing for the Irish industry or who have done so in the past, but who would have primarily written for one sector to date, and would like to broaden their scope.

Course Profile

This seminar will consist of a panel of three writers who have extensive experience writing for more than one sector in the Irish industry. Between them they have written many successful stage plays, television drama series, radio plays, feature films and web series.

The panel will address the overall question as to whether Irish scriptwriters can make a living writing scripts for the Irish industry. Within this topic, they will give advice on how best to work across multiple sectors; whether multi-sector writing beats specialisation in one sector; whether different sectors demand different skill sets and how to actually pay the bills while you’re doing all of this!

The panel will share their experience and advice on these issues and will answer participants’ questions throughout.

Writers’ Panel

Gary Duggan is a playwright and screenwriter. He co-wrote RTE’s very successful series Amber, along with numerous stage plays including Monged, Shibari, Trans-Euro Express and Neuropolis. He writes regularly on Fair City and has also written radio drama and web series including Storyland.

Lauren Mackenzie has written extensively for television and film and is known for her writing on many successful Irish TV drama series such as Pure Mule, Fair City, Bachelors Walk, Deception, Na Cloigne and The Clinic. Her horror feature film The Daisy Chain starred Samantha Morton and she is currently writing for TV3’s Red Rock.

Christian O’Reilly is a playwright, screenwriter and radio writer. His plays include Is This About Sex? , Chapatti and It Just Came Out.  As well as having penned the acclaimed feature film Inside I’m Dancing, he has also written extensively for Irish and British television, including On Home Ground, Deception, Red Rock, Doctors, Holby City and Eastenders.

Chair/Moderator: David Kavanagh, CEO of the Writers’ Guild of Ireland

Application

Please apply online at the www.screentrainingireland.ie web site.

Space is limited so booking is essential.

For further details contact the Writers’ Guild of Ireland at info@script.ie; ph: (01) 670 9970.

July Lucky Dozen Talk

10th June 2015 by admin

Due to the regular requests the office has received to repeat one of our recent ‘Lucky Dozen’ talks, we’re delighted to announce that playwright and screenwriter Gary Duggan will give a talk on Writing Amber and Creating a TV Drama Series, at 7pm on Thursday, 2 July at the Writers’ Guild office.

Gary will discuss his work on RTÉ’s four-part TV drama series Amber and will cover areas such as:

  • Developing a new idea
  • Creating a series bible
  • How to tackle structure
  • Creating credible characters
  • The challenges of making the transition from writing for theatre to TV

If you’d like to attend, please email: info (a) script.ie by Thursday, 25 June with ‘Lucky Dozen’ in the subject line.

Don’t forget: Lucky Dozen means the first twelve members to apply get the seats!

This is a WGI member-only event.

February Lucky Dozen Talk

15th January 2015 by Maura McHugh

As part of our ongoing ‘Lucky Dozen’ talks for WGI members, playwright and screenwriter Gary Duggan will give a talk on Writing Amber and Creating a TV Drama Series, at 7pm on Thursday, 5 February at the Writers’ GuiId office.

Gary will discuss his work on RTE’s four-part TV drama series Amber and will cover areas such as: developing a new idea; creating a series bible; how to tackle structure; creating credible characters and the challenges of making the transition from writing for theatre to TV.

If you’d like to attend, please email: info (at) script.ie by Wednesday, 28 January with ‘Lucky Dozen’ in the subject line.

Don’t forget: Lucky Dozen means the first twelve members to apply get the seats!

Gary Duggan is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. He co-wrote Amber, a major four part drama for RTE/Screenworks. Amber has sold to multiple territories throughout the world (including Netflix in the US and UK) and achieved very high viewing figures in Ireland on RTÉ One and BBC4.

He has also written a number of stage plays that have been performed throughout Ireland and in the UK, Romania, and New York. His first play, Monged, won the Stewart Parker Trust Award in 2006. His latest play, Shibari, premiered at The Abbey Theatre in 2012 as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival. He also writes regularly for the popular Irish soap Fair City and in 2009 he wrote three episodes (and directed one) of Happyslapper, a web drama for RTÉ’s first Storyland initiative.