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Irish Script Writers to Examine ‘Stigma’
15 Jun 2010 :
TG4 in association with the ILBF & BBC NI are inviting new or experienced Irish language writers to apply to a Scriptwriting Development Scheme. Up to six places are available to Irish speaking writers interested in writing drama for television.

It is envisaged that the training scheme will take place over a six month period and will feature workshops and mentoring from key industry professionals. Areas which will be covered include Story arcing; Story structure; Character Development; Dialogue; Tone; Pace; Broadcaster Requirements.

The end result of the scheme being 6 x 25’ of polished scripts ready for production for possible broadcast on TG4 & BBC NI. Potential applicants must submit an idea for a single half hour drama based around the theme ‘Stigma’. The story should have a contemporary setting and also be set in a realistic situation where Irish would be spoken.

To be considered for this scheme, submit a cover letter outlining why you should attend this course, a CV, a one sentence description of the story, a paragraph outlining the story, details of main characters and a one scene script.

Applicants should note that this course is directed at Northern based writers who are fluent in Irish. Applications (email and hard copy) to: maire.ni.chonlain@tg4.ie. Máire Ní Chonláin, TG4, Baile na hAbhann, An Spidéal, Co. na Gaillimhe. Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday 27th August



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