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Lucky Dozen Talk with Tracy Martin

28th November 2018 by Maura McHugh

Currently writing a new play for The Abbey Theatre and The Complex, writer Tracy Martin adapted two of her stage plays Harder Faster More and Wrapped for RTE Radio’s ‘Drama On One’. In 2017 she won Silver at both the New York Festivals’ Radio Awards and the IMRO Radio Awards and has been nominated for the Fishamble New Writing Award, the First Fortnight Award and the Stewart Parker Award. Most recently she was a finalist in the Prix Europa Awards. Screen Ireland has commissioned her ten minute short Sister This and this will go into production in the new year with Parallel Films.

At 7.30 pm on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at the Guild’s office, Tracy will give a talk to Guild members which will focus on how to how to get your work produced; adapting a theatre play for radio; writing real female characters and how to mix comedy with adult themes and language that some people may find offensive – but others will find absolutely hilarious.

This talk is limited to 12 members of the WGI, and booking is essential.

Video Highlights of 2018 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony

16th August 2018 by Maura McHugh

Enjoy the video highlights from the 2018 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony from Writers Guild of Ireland on Vimeo.

Thanks to Garreth Caulfield, who shot and edited the film.

2018 ZeBBie Awards Winners

27th June 2018 by Maura McHugh

The Writers Guild of Ireland is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 ZeBBie Awards at an Awards Ceremony at the Sugar Club in Dublin tonight.

Best Television Script

  • Sharon Horgan (and Rob Delaney) – Catastrophe (Series 3, Ep. 6)

Best Radio Script

  • Veronica Coburn – Kinsey One Through Five

Best Theatre Script

  • Iseult Golden and David Horan – CLASS

Best Feature Film Script

  • Frank Berry – Michael Inside

Best Short Film Script

  • Niamh HeeryPause

Best Game Script

  • Sarah Baylus, John Corcoran, Devin Doyle, Charlene Putney, Stephen Rooney – Divinity: Original Sin II

Congratulations to all the winners!

A huge thank you to Senator David Norris for being a mighty MC, and to the presenters for their time and contribution to the ceremony.

And kudos to our staff and volunteers for all their efforts throughout the year and during this gorgeous evening!

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.

2018 ZeBBie Awards Nominees

8th May 2018 by Maura McHugh

The Writers Guild of Ireland is delighted to announce the nominees for the 2018 ZeBBie Awards:

Best Television Script

  • Sharon Horgan (and Rob Delaney) – Catastrophe (Series 3, Ep. 6)
  • Conor McPherson – Paula (Ep. 1)
  • Paul Walker – Red Rock (Series 3, Ep. 167)

Best Radio Script

  • Cathal Boylan – Her Husband, His Wife
  • David Butler – Vigil
  • Veronica Coburn – Kinsey One Through Five

Best Theatre Script

  • Iseult Golden and David Horan – CLASS
  • Shane Mac an Bhaird - Melt
  • Bush Moukarzel (and Ben Kidd) – Hamnet

Best Feature Film Script

  • Frank Berry – Michael Inside
  • John Butler – Handsome Devil
  • Nick Kelly – The Drummer and the Keeper

Best Short Film Script

  • Benjamin Cleary – Wave
  • Tom Collins – An Béal Bocht
  • Niamh HeeryPause

Best Game Script

  • Carlo Azzari, Carmen Ng, Elaine Reynolds – Eden Isle: Resort Paradise
  • Sarah Baylus, John Corcoran, Devin Doyle, Charlene Putney, Stephen Rooney – Divinity: Original Sin II
  • John Romero – Gunman Taco Truck

Congratulations to all the nominees!

ZeBBie Awards Ceremony

The 2018 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 27 June 2018 in The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, and it will be hosted by Senator David Norris.

Doors open at 7.30 pm, and the ceremonies begin at 8.00 pm.

The ceremony is free to fully paid up members of the Guild, plus up to two guests.

Dress Code: writer chic.

Voting

Voting is now open and Guild members should have received an email with details on how to vote.

Voting closes at 3 pm on Monday, 21 May 2018.

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.

The hashtag for the event is #zebbies.

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.