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Jimmy McGovern Workshop & Interview

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Talking TV Drama Series

This year the Galway Film Centre’s Talking TV Drama Series features a workshop and an interview with Jimmy McGovern in Association with GMIT & Screen Training Ireland.

Both take place on Friday, 6th June 2014 at the Harbour Hotel, Galway City.

The workshop with Jimmy McGovern begins at 11am, in which McGovern will delve into the creative process behind his first commissioned feature, Needle. This film was commissioned by BBC and it imagines an alternative contemporary history in which a pilot scheme to decriminalise heroin has been launched in Liverpool in order to combat the rising tide of criminality and disease associated with addiction to the drug.
Cost: €25
Apply: Email education@galwayfilmcentre.ie with a brief writing CV.

The interview with Jimmy McGovern begins at 2pm and will be conducted by lecturer and former GMIT FILM & TV course director Patsy Murphy. This in-depth interview will examine McGovern’s approach to writing on some of his greatest works including THE LAKES, DOCKERS, THE STREETS, THE ACCUSED and CRACKER. His current slate of projects including BANISHED and COMMON will also be discussed.
Cost: €25
Contact: 091-770748 or education@galwayfilmcentre.ie to book a place.