BSÉ/IFB and JDIFF Irish Screenwriting Conference

Tickets have sold out for Give Me Direction, the new conference focusing on the art and science of writing for the screen organised by the Irish Film Board, in partnership with the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF).

Attended by a mix of Irish and international guests, Give Me Direction will be an opportunity to champion great and original writing for the screen and to deepen BSÉ/IFB’s engagement in addressing industry concerns. Guests confirmed for the day include Shane Black (Lethal Weapon), Paul Fraser (A Room for Romeo Brass, Somers Town), Eran Kolirin (The Band’s Visit), Conor McPherson (The Eclipse), Damien O’Donnell (East is East, Heartlands), Tanya Seghatchian (UK Film Council), Pat McCabe (The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto), Roddy Doyle (When Brendan Met Trudy), Kirsten Sheridan (In America) and Mark O’Rowe (Boy A, Intermission).

The event will include a public interview with Shane Black, plus a wide-range of informal discussions and sessions. There will also be a showcase of the best of new Irish writing talent with a reading of scenes from Memorabilia written by Kevin Barry and currently in development with the BSÉ/IFB.

The conference will take place 4–5 June 2009 at the Light House Cinema and the Shelbourne Hotel.

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