Danú Media, in association with Greasán na Meán Skillnet and National Talent Academy TV and Film are partnering with Philip Shelley and bring Greenlight Screenwriting Lab back for 2024!
Last year, Galway based production company Danú Media launched a new Script Writing Development Programme – Greenlight Screenwriting Lab. Course Director, Philip Shelley, has run the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course for over 13 years and through that has worked with much of the best new talent in UK screenwriting.
Greenlight Screenwriting provides support and up-skilling opportunities to a new generation of emerging script writers and script editors through hands on industry-led training and mentoring, and will contribute to and enhance the Irish screen Industry. The course was launched in 2023, when six talented writers and three shadow script editors were mentored over the course of six months. During their six-month development period, writers had industry lead talks and workshops with people such as Peter McKenna (KIN, Hidden Assets), Des Doyle (The Art of Running a TV Show), Sam Atwell (Producer, Northern Lights), Heather Larmour (BBC Commissioning Executive), Ray Lawlor (Obituary), Ursula Rani Sarma (Smother, Red Rock), and Sinead Stimpfig (Commissioning Lead, Virgin Media). The course ended with an industry networking event, where writers had the opportunity to meet producers and discuss their developed projects.
In advance of the 2024 launch, there will be a Script Editing workshop, led by Philip Shelley on February 16th. This will then be followed by an information session on February 17th. The will act as a taster, for potential applicants who are interested in the shadow script element of the course.
The successful six writers will be notified by the end of April and will then work on their idea for six months, through in-person weekend workshops and one to one meetings and feedback. Guest speakers and industry professionals will also play an important part in the scheme.
Greenlight Screenwriting Lab will be open to any writer’s resident on the Island of Ireland and also any Irish writers who may be resident overseas. Criteria around Diversity, Equality and Inclusion will also be taken into account when short-listing writers for interview.
The working language of the training will be English; however, we particularly welcome writers who are fluent in Irish and wish to write material in Irish.
Full details are available here