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Game of Thrones in Galway

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Following on from the success of last year’s Talking TV Drama seminar, Galway Film Centre will be running the event again this October and is delighted to welcome Bryan Cogman, Executive Story Editor and Writer on HBO’s Game of Thrones to Galway to take part in a seminar focused on writing drama for television. Talking TV Drama 2012 will comprise panel discussions, workshops and public interviews and is run in partnership with GMIT, Fás Screen Training Ireland and the BAI.

We also are delighted that Hans Rosenfeldt, one of the main writers on The Bridge is now confirmed for the Scandinavian Crime Writing Masterclass which will take place as part of the seminar on Friday October 5th. Also attending this masterclass is Richard Cottan, writer of the first two seasons of Wallander UK. This panel will be chaired by Declan Croghan. Declan is currently developing Life of Crime with Octagon and ITV. The Bridge has received huge critical acclaim and is part of a wave of Scandinavian Crime Writing for TV which has become world renowned.

Sofia Helin and Kim Bodnia, The Bridge

There will be an array of writing talent from around the world participating in this two day seminar. Wallander UK, Torchwood,  Kumars at No. 42, Waking the Dead, Raw and Primeval are some of the many shows worked on by those attending this exciting two day event. Organisations represented at the event will include Disney Channel UK, STV, Channel 4, Kudos, TG4, RTÉ and the Irish Film Board.


Detailed Programme for Talking TV Drama 2012 HERE

The series Game of Thrones, which is based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, has acquired huge acclaim since its inception. The show which was recently nominated for 11 Emmys, is shot mainly in Belfast. Bryan Cogman is also author of ‘Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones’. An in-depth interview will be conducted with Bryan on Saturday, October 6th by GMIT lecturer, Felim Mac Dermott. The Hollywood Reporter called the show “an amazingly ambitious worldview with a vast array of complicated and nuanced characters” while Variety described it a the “spiritual heir to The Sopranos”.

Galway Film Centre Manager, Declan Gibbons added “last year’s event with Vince Gilligan from Breaking Bad generated a huge amount of interest from script writers, both emerging and established so this year we wanted to look in more depth at certain areas such as Script Editing, as well as putting certain key shows under the microscope. We’re delighted with our line-up of speakers this year and we have a few more very special guests still to announce, so watch this space! ”

This event takes place on Friday October 5th and Saturday October 6th in the  Radisson Hotel in Galway City. Attendance to the full event costs €85 unwaged /€95 waged. Early booking is strongly advised as places are limited and this event sold out last year. Further details of the event will be available at www.galwayfilmcentre.ie  later this week. If you have any queries or wish to book, please contact us at info@galwayfilmcentre.ie or phone 091-770748.

This event is organised in partnership with GMIT, the BAI and FÁS Screen Training Ireland and is supported by TG4, RTÉ and BOARD SCANNÁN NA hÉIREANN / THE IRISH FILM BOARD.

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