‘Game of Thrones’ screenwriter Bryan Cogman is to take part in this year’s Talking TV Drama seminar at The Galway Film Centre next month.
Cogman, who is also the executive story editor on the hit HBO show, is one of a number of highly-respected screenwriters and editors who will take part in the October 5-6 seminar which has been organised by The Galway Film Centre in partnership with FÁS Screen Training Ireland, the BAI and GMIT.
Also announced to take part in the event are Hans Rosenfeldt, one of the main writers on Danish/ Swedish TV series ‘The Bridge’, and Richard Cottan, writer of all episodes of the UK version of ‘Wallander’.
The Talking TV Drama seminar will also feature writing talent from shows such as ‘Torchwood’, ‘Kumars at No. 42’, ‘Waking the Dead’, ‘Raw’ and ‘Primeval’ and will take place in the Radisson Hotel in Galway City.
Bryan Cogman will discuss his career and his work on the Northern Ireland-shot show on Saturday October 6 with GMIT lecturer Felim Mac Dermott.
Rosenfeldt has been confirmed for the Scandinavian Crime Writing Masterclass which will take place as part of the seminar on Friday October 5 and will also feature
That panel discussion will be chaired by Declan Croghan, one of Ireland and the UK’s leading crime writers for TV. He is currently developing ‘Life of Crime’ with Octagon and ITV.
Galway Film Centre Manager, Declan Gibbons said: “Last year’s event with Vince Gilligan from ‘Breaking Bad’ generated a huge amount of interest from script writers, both emerging and established so this year we wanted to look in more depth at certain areas such as script editing, as well as putting certain key shows under the microscope.
“We’re delighted with our line-up of speakers this year and we have a few more very special guests still to announce, so watch this space!”
Organisations who will also be represented at the event will include Disney Channel UK, Sky TV, Channel 4, Kudos, TG4, RTÉ and the Irish Film Board.
The Talking TV Drama seminar will take place in the Radisson Hotel in Galway City. Early booking is strongly advised as places are limited and this event sold out last year. Further details of the event will be available at www.galwayfilmcentre.ie
For full contact details for The Galway Film Centre see their profile on IFTN.