Posts Tagged ‘WGI’

Christmas Lucky Dozen

30th November 2016 by Maura McHugh

The WGI would like to invite all its members to a

Special Christmas Lucky Dozen

from 6.30pm – 9.30pm on Thursday, 8 December
in the Palace Bar (Upstairs), Fleet Street, Dublin 2.

This event is special because it’s the holiday season, it’s for more than a dozen,
plus you get a free drink.

The topic is: general writerly chat.

Come one, come all!

Please RSVP to info (a) script.ie.

August Lucky Dozen

2nd August 2016 by Maura McHugh


The next WGI Lucky Dozen talk will be by Hugh Travers, and will take place at 7 pm on Thursday, 18 August 2016, at the Guild’s office, 3rd Floor, Arthouse, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

A dozen seats will be allocated to members on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hugh Travers, the writer of the acclaimed three-part drama Trial of the Century which was broadcast on TV3 earlier this year, will give a talk to members of the Guild on his experience of writing the series. In particular, he’ll focus on the specific challenges which can arise when writing a historical or factually-based script. As well as ‘Trial of the Century’, Hugh has written live action drama, comedy, theatre, animation and documentary, including Lambo (which won the PPI Drama Award for Best Radio Play);Green Is The Colour, a hugely successful 4 × 1 hour documentary series for Treasure Entertainment and RTE and Red Rock. He has also written and developed comedy shows for the BBC Worldwide, Channel 4 and Sky and some of his award-winning short films include CrosswordAn CoscSpecial EdThe Big Girl.

WGI Social at the Fleadh

6th July 2016 by Maura McHugh

In Galway for the Fleadh and fancy catching up with friends and colleagues?

Why not drop by the Galway Rowing Cub at 5 pm on Saturday, 9 July, where WGI staff and members will be hanging out and taking a breather in between the hectic pace of the films, markets, and workshops.

Come join us for tea, coffee, or something a little stronger…

See it – Be it!

1st July 2016 by Maura McHugh

See it – Be it! Putting Women in the Picture is a panel discussion taking place at the Galway Film Fleadh on at 3 pm on Saturday, 9 July in the Galway Rowing Club. It’s organised by by the Equality Action Committee (EAC) of the Writers Guild of Ireland & the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland.

We know that far fewer women than men write and direct films and TV drama. That’s true in Ireland and across the world, and it has consequences not only for the filmmakers themselves but for all of us. When women are out of the picture it can impact on the kinds of stories and characters that end up on our screens.

In December 2015 the Irish Film Board took steps that promise to shake up the landscape of Irish film. Their new 6 Point Plan includes 50/50 gender funding parity over three years. It’s bold. It’s innovative. And it’s the of talk of Europe.

But what exactly does it mean for you, the writers and directors? Join a panel of women filmmakers to shine a spotlight on women in the Irish film industry.

We’ll be celebrating and learning from the experiences of some of our women filmmakers. Afterwards, we’ll thrash out the challenges and possibilities of this new policy together. Get informed, motivated, and inspired!

Panel:

Chair

It will be followed by open discussion with Dr Annie Doona and members of the EAC.

The EAC is comprised of Liz Gill, Dr Susan Liddy, Lauren Mackenzie, and Marian Quinn.

2016 AGM

29th June 2016 by Maura McHugh

Writers Guild of IrelandThe 14th Annual General Meeting of the Writers’ Guild of Ireland will take place on 2.30 pm on Saturday, 23 July in Room no. 3, 2nd floor, Arthouse, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Nominations to vacant places on the Board of Directors should reach the Company Secretary not later than 5 pm on 20 July, 2016.

A form of proxy 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 pm on 21 July, 2016.

Members will receive further details regarding the AGM, nominations to the Board of Directors, and Proxy forms by email.

We look forward to seeing you on the day!