TG4 in association with the ILBF and BBC Northern Ireland are inviting new or experienced Irish language writers to apply to a scriptwriting development scheme. Up to six places are available for Irish-speaking screenwriters interested in writing drama for television.

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 will see writers with polished scripts ready for production for possible broadcast on TG4 & BBC Northern Ireland.

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.

The deadline for the event is 5 pm Friday 27th August. Visit for more details on how to apply.


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