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Writing Scripted Comedy (…That’s Actually Funny!)

When:Wednesday, Nov.15th
Venue:Iveagh Garden Hotel, Dublin
Time:9.30am - 11.30am

The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) in association with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) present a special Panel event – Writing Scripted Comedy (…That’s Actually Funny!)

As a genre, comedy is one of Ireland’s strongest and most sought-after screen exports. Following the recent success of Irish comedies such as Derry Girls, The Young Offenders, Can’t Cope Won’t Cope, Damo & Ivor, Extraordinary and Moone Boy, to name but a few, more and more Irish scripted comedy is being commissioned and produced for screens both large and small.

Writing Scripted Comedy (...That’s Actually Funny!) will deliver a 360° overview of the practice of writing comedy for the screen with a panel of comedy experts sharing knowledge and experience across the scripted comedy-writing process from development, screenwriting and production, right up to directing comedy scripts.

The Panellists on the day will include: Writer Stefanie Preissner (Can’t Cope Won't Cope); Director Ian Fitzgibbon (Moone Boy, Dark Lies the Island, Raised by Wolves); Comedian, Writer and Actor Kevin McGahern (Republic of Telly; Kevin McGahern’s America, Finding Joy); Development Executive Heather Browning at Deadpan Pictures (Women on the Verge, The Last Right), Writer/Director Enda Loughman of Team D.A.D.D.Y (Extra Ordinary); and Executive producer Comedy, RTÉ Justin Healy (The Young Offenders, Finding Joy, Mrs. Brown's Boys).

The event will be a morning event from 9.30am - 11.30am at the Iveagh Garden Hotel, Dublin (Registration and Coffee at 9am) on Wednesday, November 20th.

This event is aimed at writers, directors, producers, and actors who are interested in writing comedy for screen.

Click here if you would like to register your interest in attending this event.