Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges, which starred Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, scooped the Best Film Script Award Tuesday 25th November at the second annual ZeBBies, the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild (IPSG) Awards.
At a ceremony at Dublin’s Sugar Club hosted by Senator David Norris, the other award winners were:
Best Theatre Script: Christian O’Reilly – Is This About Sex?
Best Radio Script: Lucy Caldwell – Girl from Mars
Best Television Script: Mark O’Halloran – Prosperity (Episode 3, ‘Georgie’s Story’),
A Special ZeBBie Award was presented to the Writers Guild of America. Bob Schneider, Vice-President of the Writers Guild of America East (WGAe) was in attendance to accept the award.
The ZeBBies are named after O.Z. Whitehead (aka Zebby), actor and writer, who sponsored playwriting awards with the Society of Irish Playwrights (now the IPSG) for many years. The ZeBBies were established to recognise the writer as the creative architect of every drama.
Special Award was presented to Bob Schneider, Vice-President of the Writers Guild of America East (WGAe) by David Begg, General Secretary, Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
In collaboration with the Irish Film Archive of the IFI, the film Ireland A Nation (1914) was screened after the ceremony with accompaniment from 3epKano.
The Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild is the representative body in Ireland for writers for the stage and screen, including radio and the new media. The Guild is the writers’ voice: fighting for their rights, as well as supporting, advising and lobbying. It ensures that writers secure fair contracts and remuneration.