Thursday 5 June 2014

Jimmy McGovern Workshop & Interview

Talking TV Drama Series: Jimmy McGovern Workshop & Interview
In Association with GMIT & Screen Training Ireland
Friday June 6th
Harbour Hotel, Galway City
About Jimmy McGovern: Jimmy McGovern is one of Britain's leading and most influential TV writers. He has created shows such as CRACKER, THE LAKES, THE STREETS, HILLSBOROUGH and THE ACCUSED  His work has won multiple awards including BAFTAs and EMMYs.

Workshop with Jimmy McGovern: 11am
Jimmy 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. The success of this film created new opportunities for McGovern, which led to works such as HILLSBOROUGH and CRACKER.
Cost: €25
Apply: Email with a brief writing CV.

Interview with Jimmy McGovern: 2pm
Jimmy McGovern will be interviewed 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 to book a place.

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