Mindshift: Redressing Gender Equality in Screenwriting



Starts: Tues 22 Nov 2016
Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €15 / €10 (IWC Members) | Bookings via Eventbrite


The Irish Writers Centre is delighted to present Mindshift: Redressing Gender Equality in Writing for Film, in association with The Writers’ Guild of Ireland.

As if breaking into screenwriting isn’t enough of a challenge, gender inequality is commonplace in the film industry. This professional development day, supported by Words Ireland, is aimed primarily at women writers who are interested in writing for film or television, or in having their existing work adapted for the screen.

Experts will cover:
– writing for film and TV in Ireland
– the under-representation of women in writing and directing film
– the Irish Film Board’s new policy initiative on gender
– adaptation: the creative process
– adaptation: the contract process

Line-up includes:
David Kavanagh (CEO, Writers’ Guild of Ireland), screenwriters Lauren Mackenzie and Juanita Wilson; writer/director Marian Quinn, and writer/academic Dr. Susan Liddy, as well as London based agent Julian Friedmann.

*NB: Event is free for members of The Writers’ Guild of Ireland but tickets must be pre-booked via Eventbrite.

This event is supported by Words Ireland and The Writers’ Guild of Ireland.

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