Following the success of previous schemes Síol and Údar & Scéal we are delighted to announce the launch of a new scheme Scéal 2. Scéal 2 is a development scheme that offers talented new Irish-speaking writers/directors an opportunity to adapt a well-known piece of Irish language literature for television, to develop the story from the basic script to the eventual production and broadcast stage. You can take your inspiration from any works of Irish literature including short stories, poetry, drama and folklore.
The scheme is open to Irish language writers from all over the country, whether they have screen experience or not, and to directors who wish to gain experience in television drama through Irish. All chosen participants must be able to work and communicate through Irish.
To start the process each applicant must choose an original piece of work in Irish, for example a recognised short story. The applicant can arrange the work in his or her own way by building on the outline of the original work (adhering to the time in which it is set) or by bringing it up-to-date. The most important development, however, is to make the work suitable for the television screen.
The following should be considered in your application:
Additional information is available by ringing 091-505050 or by emailing [email protected]
6 adaptations were produced under the Údar scheme in 2010 and broadcast on TG4 in early 2011, based on the following original works:
Applications will be assessed by script. Six writers and 6 directors will be selected and the adaptors invited to attend craft master-classes conducted by a script editor/Director with further development of each project. If they are of production standard, the 6 scripts along with 6 directors will selected to go on to the production phase for broadcast on TG4 in 2012.
Applicants must send application forms, the outline and the sample script to:
Baile na hAbhann,
Co. na Gaillimhe
to reach us before midday 24 August, 2012.