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5 Ways to Kill Your Script – James Bartlett

TR_prod_JamesBartlettJames Bartlett is a writer and journalist living in Los Angeles. He is also a story analyst for the Sundance Institute, National Geographic Films, New Regency, UCLA and the Academy of Motion Pictures’ Nicholl Screenwriting Awards, the US consultant for Euroscript, and a reader for several regional funders in the UK and Ireland. He shares with us his top five ways to ruin a script.

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An Interview With – Kirsten Sheridan

Resources_Wri_143 - Kirsten SheridanDublin born Kirsten Sheridan is a multi award winning writer and director. She has directed August Rush, Disco Pigs and Dollhouse, which she also wrote, and was nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing In America with her father, Jim Sheridan, and sister, Naomi Sheridan. She talked to Film Ireland’s Steven Galvin about her approach to writing and to give her advice for aspiring writers.

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An Interview With – Writer Christian O’Reilly and Sales Agent Charlotte Mickie

Resources_Wri_130 - Sales AgentSales agents and writers are at opposite ends of the filmmaking process and as a result writers are often in the dark as to what sales agents are thinking. Film Ireland decided to bring together Charlotte Mickie, the executive vice president of Entertainment One, and writer Christian O’Reilly to discuss the gulf between what writers want to create and what sales agents want to sell.

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An Interview With – Writer/Director Ian Power

Resources_Wri_139 - Ian PowerBased in Dublin, Ian Power has written and directed features shorts and commercials. His first short, the Filmbase funded Buskers, won awards in Galway, Cork and Foyle Film Festivals and has screened at festivals worldwide. His debut feature, The Runway, won awards around the world and secured theatrical distribution in USA, Spain, France, Middle East, Mexico, and China, among others.

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Advice from a Writer – Colin Downey

Resources_Wri_135 - Colin DownyColin Downey is a writer, director and cinematographer who graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He has written and directed a number of films including Babyface, The Looking Glass and, most recently, The Shadows , which premièred at the 25th Galway Film Fleadh. Here he explains how he looks into the mind of his characters and stays true to his own ideas.

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