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Tiernan MacBride Screenwriting Award - Winner Announced
12 Apr 2002 :
The Film Institute of Ireland is delighted to announce that the winner of the first annual Tiernan MacBride Screenwriting Award is Marian Quinn, with her screenplay entitled 32A. The prize is 10,000euro in cash, and a unique glass piece by designer Valerie Ritchie.

The judging panel for this award included industry professionals such as: Pat Murphy (writer/director); Ned O'Dowd (Executive Producer, Spyglass Entertainment); Charlotte Kelly (agent, Casarotte Ramsey); Richard Lester (director) and Mark Mulqueen (Director, Film Institute of Ireland). The competition was open to all Irish born writers / Irish citizens / Irish residents, and is intended to support the creation of original and innovative scripts through a combination of development funding as well as extensive promotion within the film industry.

The recipient of the award, Marian Quinn, trained as an actor in the Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago. She has worked extensively in theatre and cinema, including Heavy (James Mangold), I Shot Andy Warhol (Mary Harron), and 2x4 (Jimmy Smallhorne). She wrote and directed her first film, a short entitled Come To, in New York, and the film went on to be screened at festivals world-wide. Her winning screenplay, 32A, has received development financing from Bord Scannan na h'Eireann. Marian is the sister of actor Aidan Quinn, and cinematographer Declan Quinn.





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