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Making Snow Angels: Christine Dwyer Hickey
Posted by Christine Dwyer Hickey in .

A writer puts a word on a page and it becomes something else. The words – snow, blood, hair, for example – once typed, begin to quicken with possibility. Should...

Making the Most of Open Rehearsed Play Readings by Sheena Lambert
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It’s amazing what can be right under your nose without you knowing it’s there. I’ll admit that I only became aware of the practice of open rehearsed play readings recently,...

Breaking into Screen Writing with ex-BBC Controller of Drama, John Yorke
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John Yorke is MD of Company Pictures and author of the bestselling book on story structure, Into the Woods. He popped into the Professional Writing Academy chatroom (part of Professional...

How to Get a Hollywood Agent

Okay, you’ve finished that screenplay.  Congratulations are in order.  Go out and pop some bubbly for a job well done.  Now you’d like to find an agent in Los Angeles. ...

From Script to Screen: A Masterclass with Jack Gold
Posted by Elizabeth Rose Murray in .

Ever wondered how you take a short story and turn it into a film? Although I don’t write for screen, I write short stories, and the idea of watching the...

Paul FitzSimons at the Zebbies
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The annual Scriptwriting Awards, the ZeBBies, happened recently at Dublin’s Sugar Club. Named in honour of Western actor O.Z ‘Zebby’ Whitehead, a big supporter of Irish Theatre, the ZeBBies are...

How to Get Started on Radio with John Morrison
Posted by John Morrison in .

I’m a scriptwriter who has sweated, like many others, over the tyranny of the blank computer page, writing movie and television drama scripts. Some of those scripts have been through...

Tips for Writing for TV – Clare Dowling
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“If you read a lot of books, you’re considered well read.  But if you watch a lot of TV, you’re not considered well viewed.” – Lily Tomlin. I’ve been writing for...