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Treatments and Outlines

14th April 2011 by Maura McHugh

Galway Film CentreThe Galway Film Centre is running this short four-hour course on Friday May 13 (11am – 3pm), tutored by Mark McIlrath

What are Treatments and Step Outlines? Why are they necessary? What they are not? The workshop will look at how the Industry uses Treatments and Step Outlines and what producers and funders expect. Is there an Industry standard or is it about what works? What about length?

This workshop is aimed at scriptwriters who feel they’d like to understand these formats better. This workshop will involve in class exercises.

To apply or for more info, contact Mary at or phone 091-770748.

Fee: €65 unwaged/€75 waged. Those that have done a course with us within the last year: €58.50 unwaged/€67.50 waged

The course is limited to 8 places.

NI Screen Seeks Script Readers

12th August 2010 by Maura McHugh

Northern Ireland ScreenNorthern Ireland Screen is currently seeking to appoint a tally of new script readers.  If you wish to be considered for the role of script reader, you must demonstrate the following essential criteria in your CV and covering letter :

Essential Criteria:

At least 2 years’ script reading and reporting experience for a national screen agency, broadcaster, sales agent, distributor or production company.
At least 1 year’s script reading and reporting experience and formal training in script reading and reporting.
You must not be working as a producer or working for a production company in a producing or development role.

If you do not meet these criteria please do not apply.  Ineligible applications will be automatically discarded.

Northern Ireland Screen expects its script readers to be:

  • excellent communicators – articulate, literate and numerate
  • committed to accuracy, reliability and attention to detail
  • team players
  • available to provide script reports upon request throughout the year and within a turnaround period of 2 weeks.

CLOSING DATE: 3.00pm Friday 17th September 2010
PLEASE NOTE: letters and CVs received after the deadline will not be considered.

Current Rate of Pay per report:
Feature script: £50
Treatment: £25
Short film script: £25

Shortlisted candidates will be notified within two weeks of the closing date and will be asked to provide a sample script report on a script which we will send you.  Applicants who have not been contacted by Northern Ireland Screen by 29th September have not been shortlisted.

More information and documents are available on the web site.