Posts Tagged ‘Webinar’

Watch: All About Agents

13th October 2021

On 7th October 2021, WGI Chair Jennifer Davidson moderated an online seminar ’All About Agents’, in which three UK-based literary agents discussed securing representation, how agents can help your career and how the relationship between a writer and their agent works in practice.

WGI would like to thank the BAI for supporting the event and Peter MacFarlane, Kelly Knatchbull and Giles Smart for their participation.

You can watch the recording:

New Webinar Series

29th October 2020

WGI is pleased to announce the first in a series of webinars supported by Screen Skills Ireland Stakeholder Funding Scheme, What’s Next? The Future of Film And TV In The Age Of Covid- 19, will take place this Friday, 30th October at 4pm.

As we plough through a second wave of infections, we ask a panel of Guild representatives from Europe and the USA what will be the long-term impact for feature film production if cinema chains cannot stay in business? Traditional public services broadcasters are facing a funding crisis and eroded audiences seduced by the proliferation of high-quality streamed content. Screen Ireland has ploughed unprecedented amounts of money into development in 2020 but can these projects ever get made?

WGI Director Hugh Farley will moderate a discussion with Lowell Peterson, WGA East, David Kavanagh, Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE) and Lesley Gannon, WGGB (to be confirmed) on these topics and more.

You can register for the webinar here.

Other seminars in the series will include a Q&A with US TV market expert Des Doyle (November) and Development Application Tips with Screen Ireland Project managers (December).

WGI & BAI Webinar Series 2020

8th July 2020

Over the last three years, the BAI has supported a number of initiatives aimed at supporting female screenwriters. We are delighted to announce their support for a series of three virtual seminars in 2020. The first of these: Mapping Your Career will take place as a webinar on Thursday, 16th July at 11am.

The event, which is open to female WGI members only, aims to provide practical advice and guidance so that writers can develop a strategic plan for their screenwriting career: developing business skills, who to know and how to connect with them, how to develop your own ’slate’ of projects, how to market yourself and your work and how to survive financially while progressing your work.

The session will be introduced by lecturer Dr Susan Liddy, moderated by Screenwriter Jennifer Davidson with panellists Writer & Director Carmel Winters and Producer Emma Norton.

You can register for the event using this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0pUXfnogSqaPCjDOHXbSaQ

A limited number of female members will be able to sign up for this webinar, on a first come first served basis. Questions for the panellists (in English or Irish) must be submitted by Tuesday, 14th July to: info@script.ie. We wish to encourage members who identify with any of the following categories to sign up for this webinar: members with disabilities; members from a minority ethnic background; members who are LGBTQ+; members experiencing socio-economic hardship or other difficulty.

In the coming months we will be announcing a further series of exciting online events with support from Screen Skills Ireland which aim to inform and support all our members across the country.

Dr Susan Liddy is a lecturer in media in MIC, Limerick. She is chair of the WGI Equality Action Committee. Her book ‘Women in the Irish Film Industry: Stories and Storytellers’ was published in February 2020.

Deputy Chair of the Writers’ Guild of Ireland, Jennifer Davidson is an experienced TV drama writer. She currently writes for RTE’s Fair City, and has a number of original projects in development.

Carmel Winters is an award-winning writer and director for stage and screen. Her most recent film ‘Float Like A Butterfly’ won the FIPRESCI international critics’ award at Toronto International Film Festival and her theatre plays have premiered at the Abbey Theatre and beyond.

Emma Norton is a Producer at Element Pictures where she executive produced Normal People, for BBC / Hulu. Norton works across film and television and is based in Dublin.