Sarah Gordon selected for Greenlight Screenwriting Lab 2024

Danú Media, in collaboration with the National Talent Academy for Film & TV and Greasán na Meán Skillnet, has unveiled the nine successful participants of the Greenlight Screenwriting Lab 2024, including Sarah Gordon.

Entering its second year, the Greenlight Screenwriting Lab stands as a premier TV Script Writing Development Programme tailored for Irish Screenwriters and Script Editors. Following a triumphant inaugural run in 2023, which saw tangible outcomes for participants including job offers and the optioning of TV pilots, Danú Media, the National Talent Academy for Film & TV, and Greasán na Meán Skillnet are proud to join forces once again with Course Director Philip Shelley for the Greenlight Screenwriting Lab.

Philip Shelley, renowned for his leadership of the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course spanning 14 years, expressed his excitement about the collaboration, stating, ‘For the 2nd year, I am delighted to be running the Greenlight Screenwriting Lab with Danú Media. It is a real pleasure to work with so much talent, so many exciting Irish voices. I am excited to be able to introduce this year and last year’s hugely talented cohorts to the TV and film industries and I feel very confident that they will all make their mark and be among the most exciting up-and-coming Irish screenwriters.

The Greenlight Screenwriting Lab commenced last weekend in Galway with an illuminating industry masterclass, workshop, and development session. Over the course of the next six months, the programme will offer hands-on industry-led training, shadowing opportunities, and mentoring sessions, aimed at nurturing and upskilling a new generation of emerging scriptwriters and script editors. This initiative is poised to significantly contribute to and bolster the Irish Screen Industry.

Nadine Flynn, Development Executive at Danú Media commented, ‘These types of courses are essential for the training and development of new voices here in Ireland, and Greenlight proved to be a massive success last year.  We’re delighted to have the opportunity back for a second year and we’re very excited to work with a talented bunch of writers and script editors, who will without a doubt be a valuable asset to our industry.’

The Greenlight Screenwriting Lab presents a unique opportunity for six new Scriptwriters and three shadow Script Editors to receive mentorship from Philip Shelley and other industry professionals as they craft a new TV drama pilot script.

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