Posts Tagged ‘playwriting’

2017 ZeBBie Awards Nominees

5th May 2017 by Maura McHugh

The Writers Guild of Ireland is delighted to announce the nominees for the 2017 ZeBBie Awards:

Best Television Script

  • Sharon Horgan for Divorce (Pilot ep.)
  • Graham Linehan & Sharon Horgan for Motherland (Pilot ep.)
  • Stefanie Preissner for Can’t Cope Won’t Cope (Ep. 4)

Best Radio Script

  • Lucy Caldwell for Dear Baby Mine (Ep. 1)
  • Rory Duffy for Paulo in the Underworld
  • Kate Gilmore for The Wickedness of Oz

Best Theatre Script

  • David Ireland for Cyprus Avenue
  • Margaret McAuliffe for The Humours of Bandon
  • Laurence McKeown for Green & Blue

Best Feature Film Script

  • Emma Donoghue for Room
  • Peter Foott for The Young Offenders
  • Darren Thornton & Colin Thornton for A Date for Mad Mary

Best Short Film Script

  • Graham Cantwell for Lily
  • Emmet Kirwan for Heartbreak
  • Natasha Waugh for Terminal

Best Game Script

  • Kevin Beimers for Wailing Heights
  • Christopher Conlan for The Little Acre
  • Barry Keating for Steep

Congratulations to all the nominees!

ZeBBie Awards Ceremony

The 2017 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 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.

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 3pm on Monday, 22 May 2017.

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.

Writing Radio Drama Talk

17th February 2017 by Maura McHugh

Thanks to Aidan Mathews, Kevin Reynolds (Series Producer), and Kevin Brew (Producer) of the RTÉ Radio’s Drama on One team for their fascinating talk on Writing for Radio Drama at the WGI office last night.

Our members appreciated the insights and tips!

Lucky Dozen – Writing Radio Drama

1st February 2017 by Maura McHugh

Would you like to write a play for RTÉ radio? Kevin Reynolds (Series Producer) and Kevin Brew (Producer) of the RTÉ Radio’s Drama on One team will give a ‘Lucky Dozen’ talk on Writing Radio Drama to members of the Writers Guild of Ireland at 7pm on Thursday, 16 February in our office at Temple Bar, Dublin.

This free talk will cover:

  • Writing for radio; how it differs from other media (the creative opportunities and the challenges)
  • What makes a strong radio play
  • Thoughts on genre, content/theme, tone
  • Writing credible dialogue
  • Use of sound, music, atmosphere
  • Scene length and construction
  • Defining and differentiating characters
  • Creating a pleasing variety via stylistic decisions
  • Required script length and layout
  • The submission process
  • Payment rates and contract terms
  • Common errors

It’s a terrific opportunity to find out exactly what RTÉ expect from their radio dramas.

Update: We’re sorry but this event is already booked up.

2016 ZeBBie Award Winners

25th May 2016 by Maura McHugh

At the ZeBBie Awards Ceremony tonight at The Sugar Club in Dublin, hosted by Senator David Norris, the Writers Guild of Ireland announced the winners of the 2016 ZeBBie Awards:

Best Television Script

Best Radio Script

Best Theatre Script

Best Feature Film Script

Best Short Film Script

Best Game Script

Congratulations to all the winners!

We’d like to thank our hard-working staff, our helpers, all the nominees and their agents/producers, as well as the presenters of the awards.

As usual our thanks to Senator David Norris for his memorable hosting skills, and to The Sugar Club Dublin for the fabulous venue.

2016 ZeBBie Awards Nominees

8th April 2016 by Maura McHugh

The Writers Guild of Ireland is delighted to announce the nominees for the 2016 ZeBBie Awards:

Best Television Script

  • Marcus Fleming for An Klondike, episode 4
  • Billy Roche for Clean Break, episode 4
  • Colin Teevan for Charlie, episode 2

Best Radio Script

  • Ronan Bennett for Our Sea
  • Bernard Farrell for Greta at the Gresham
  • Elizabeth O’Neill for Ghostbike

Best Theatre Script

  • Stacey Gregg for Scorch
  • Barry McStay for Our Island
  • Abbie Spallen for Lally the Scut

Best Feature Film Script

  • Will Collins for Song of the Sea
  • Simon Fitzmaurice for My Name is Emily
  • Mark Noonan for You’re Ugly Too

Best Short Film Script

  • Ben Conway for Looks Like Rain
  • Matthew Roche for Blight
  • Brian Rossney for Trench (In the Valley of the Moon)

Best Game Script

  • Oli Garland, Steve Gregan, Colm Larkin, and Fred Mangan for Guild of Dungeoneering
  • Dave McCabe for The Darkside Detective
  • John O’Kane for Grandpa Pip’s Birthday

Congratulations to all the nominees!

ZeBBie Awards Ceremony

The 2016 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 in The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, and it will be hosted by Senator David Norris.

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

The ceremony is free to fully paid up members of the Guild.

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 3pm on Friday, 22 April 2016.