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Happy Holidays!

21st December 2018 by Maura McHugh

The Guild would like to wish all its members a warm, happy, and hearty holiday celebration.

And may 2019 bring all of you good fortune and fair contracts!

Our office will re-open on Monday, 7 January 2019.

From all the staff at the WGI

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2018 WGI AGM

29th August 2018 by Maura McHugh

The Writers’ Guild of Ireland

SIXTEENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
will take place
at 5.00 pm on Wednesday, 19 September 2018
in
ROOM ‘NUMBER 26′, TRINITY CITY HOTEL,
PEARSE STREET, DUBLIN 2

IPSG LogoThe 16th Annual General Meeting of the Writers’ Guild of Ireland will take place at at 5.00 pm on Wednesday, 19 September 2018 in Room ‘Number 26’, Trinity City Hotel, Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

Nominations to vacant places on the Board of Directors, proposed by a member entitled to vote at the AGM, together with a note of consent to be so nominated from the nominee, should reach the Company Secretary at Arthouse, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 not later than 5.00 pm on 17 September 2018.

A form of proxy has been sent to members via e-mail, as laid out in Clause 28 of the Articles of Association of the company, which may be used if a member is unable to attend the AGM. Completed proxy forms should reach the Company Secretary at Arthouse, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 by 5.00 pm on 17 September 2018.

Additional copies sent by post may be requested at the office at the address above.

Prior to the AGM, at 4.00 pm in the same venue, Screen Ireland’s three project managers, Dearbhla Regan, Lesley McKimm, and Celine Haddad, will meet with WGI members to discuss Screen Ireland’s funding schemes, including recent changes to the Screenplay Development scheme.

The Writers’ Guild encourages members to attend the AGM and contribute their ideas, views, and feedback to the staff and directors of the Guild, and to meet other Guild members who will be present.

We hope to see you there!

David Kavanagh
Company Secretary
6 July 2018

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.

Writers Credits Guiding Principles

3rd October 2017 by Maura McHugh

The Writers Credits Guiding Principles were agreed between Screen Producers Ireland (SPI) and the Writers Guild of Ireland (WGI) in September 2017.

The following list of credits for writers is for guidance purposes only. The writing credit definitions mirror those of the International Affiliation of Writers Guilds.

It is important to note that the contract between the producer and the writer will take precedent over these guidelines.

We recommend that the producer and writer avail of legal advice before signing a contract.  You can also consult with the WGI/SPI.

  1. Story by
    The term “story” means an original idea written for the screen which is distinct from a screenplay and consisting of the basic narrative, idea, theme or outline indicating character development and action. A “Story by” credit is appropriate when the screenplay is based on a story, as defined above, and not based on any pre-existing material.
  2. Screen Story by
    Credit for story authorship in the form “Screen Story by” is appropriate when a story, as defined above, is based on source material though substantially new or different from the source material.
  3. Screenplay by
    A screenplay consists of individual scenes and full dialogue, together with such prior treatment, basic adaptation, continuity, scenario and dialogue as shall be used in, and substantially contributes to, the final script.

    A “Screenplay by” credit is appropriate when the screenplay is based upon a story or a screen story as defined above.

  4. Written by
    The term “Written by” is used when the writer(s) is entitled to both the “Story by” credit and the “Screenplay by” credit.

    This credit shall not be granted where there is source material of a story nature. However, biographical, newspaper and other factual sources may not necessarily deprive the writer of such credit.

  5. Narration Written by
    A “Narration Written by” credit is appropriate where the major writing contribution to a motion picture is in the form of narration. The term “narration” means material (typically off-camera) to explain or relate sequence or action (excluding promos or trailers).
  6. Based on Characters Created by
    “Based on Characters Created by” is a writing credit given to the writer(s) entitled to separated rights in a theatrical or television motion picture. This credit is accorded when a sequel to a theatrical or television motion picture is produced for television (excluding a television series).
  7. Shared credit
    When credit is accorded to a team of writers, an ampersand (&) shall be used between the writers’ names in the credit to denote a writing team. Use of the word “and” between writers’ names in a credit indicates that the writers did their work separately, one usually rewriting the other. This distinction is well established in the industry through custom and practice.
  8. The Possessory Credit
    The possessory credit “a film by” or its variations, is accorded to a director who has written and directed the film; and or who has a significant body of work and whose reputation as a film-maker is such that it can make a significant contribution to the marketing of the film. Writers’ guilds do not believe that the possessory credit should be used in any other circumstances.

WGI AGM 2017

26th April 2017 by Maura McHugh

Writers Guild of IrelandThe 15th Annual General Meeting of the WGI will take place at 2.30 pm on 20 May 2017 in the Huntely Room, first floor, at the Central Hotel, 1-5 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.

Nominations to vacant places on the Board of Directors, proposed by a member entitled to vote at the AGM, together with a note of consent to be so nominated from the nominee, should reach the Company Secretary at Arthouse, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 not later than 5.00 pm on 17 May 2017.

A form of proxy has been sent to you by email, which may be used if a member is unable to attend the AGM. Completed proxy forms should reach the Company Secretary at Arthouse, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 by 5.00 pm on 18 May 2017.

Additional copies sent by post may be requested from the office by email or by phone: (01) 670 9970.