Posts Tagged ‘theatre’

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.

Lucky Dozen: The Play’s The Thing!

18th April 2018 by Maura McHugh

Act I: You’d like to write a play.  Act II: You have written a play and are not sure what to do with it.  Or, Act III: You’re not sure exactly what shape or form a play should take.

If you are a player in any of the above Acts now’s the time to gather information!

Join other Guild members for a Lucky Dozen talk on ‘Writing for the Stage’ by acclaimed playwright Elaine Murphy.

Elaine’s debut play Little Gem won the Fishamble New Writing Award in 2008, the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award in 2009, a nomination for Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards and a Writers’ Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Award in 2009. Her second play Ribbons was commissioned by the Abbey Theatre for The Fairer Sex, a series of short plays written by leading female playwrights. Elaine was the winner of the Stewart Parker BBC Northern Ireland Drama Award in 2009 and her most recent play Shush, an Abbey Theatre commission, premiered in 2013. She is currently under commission from the Abbey Theatre.

The talk will take place from 7 pm – 9 pm on 3 May 2018 at the office of the Writers’ Guild of Ireland, Arthouse, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The first twelve paid-up Guild members to email: info @ script.ie with ‘Elaine Murphy’ in the subject line of the email will secure a place at this valuable talk.

Amplify Women Harassment Toolkit

17th November 2017 by Maura McHugh

The Amplify Women Harassment Toolkit is a simple guide to help freelance workers and employees of any gender if they are experiencing bullying or harassment. It provides advice on making a complaint at work, or a criminal complaint, and includes useful information on who to contact and links to further information.

You can download the document here.

One of the main themes of these recent revelations is widespread abuse of power and position, across many different sectors. Many of the individuals speaking about their experiences felt disempowered and, in some cases, frightened to take steps to report the issues they were experiencing. We want this Toolkit to show people that they are supported.

Amplify Women is an umbrella group of organisations who represent, or carry out research about women working in the cultural and media industries. The organisations distributing and endorsing this initiative are: Women in Film & Television, Irish Equity, Women in Animation, Members of #WakingTheFeminists, The Writers’ Guild of Ireland, Broadly Speaking, Screen Producers Ireland, Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, and Women On Air.