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IFTA to Host Panel Event ‘Writing Scripted Comedy (…That’s Actually Funny)’ in Association with the BAI
12 Nov 2019 : News Desk
The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) launches a series of events in association with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) with this comedy writing panel event, 9.30am - 11.30am at the Iveagh Garden Hotel, Dublin on Wednesday, November 20th.

Writing Scripted Comedy (...That’s Actually Funny!) will deliver a 360° overview of the practice of writing comedy for the screen with a panel of comedy experts sharing knowledge and experience across the scripted comedy-writing process from development, screenwriting and production, right up to directing comedy scripts. 

The Panellists on the day will include: Writer Stefanie Preissner (Can’t Cope Won't Cope); Director Ian Fitzgibbon (Moone BoyDark Lies the IslandRaised by Wolves); Comedian, Writer and Actor Kevin McGahern (Republic of Telly; Kevin McGahern’s America, Finding Joy); and Heather Browning Development Executive at Deadpan Pictures (Women on the VergeThe Last Right).     

Alongside a curated showcase of footage from successful comedies the panel will explore the core elements of creating successful scripted comedy from a number of perspectives, including: The writing process involved in creating good comedy; writing from a development and editing perspective; how comedy writers can transition from sketches/stand-up/Theatre to scripted comedy for TV and film; and what directors, producers, actors and filmmakers look for in great scripted comedy.

This event is aimed at writers, directors, producers, and actors who are interested in writing comedy for screen. Click here for more information about the event

‘Writing Scripted Comedy (...That’s Actually Funny)is a morning event from 9.30am - 11.30am at the Iveagh Garden Hotel, Dublin (Registration and Coffee at 9am) on Wednesday, November 20th.




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