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Opportunity: Screen Stories

Posted: 15 April, 2024

A script-mentoring partnership between National Talent Academy for Film and TV and Tilting the Lens.

The National Talent Academy for Film and TV and accessibility consultancy Tilting the Lens are working together to diversify the existing talent in the film and TV industry in Ireland. The wish to support previously excluded voices to overcome existing barriers that hinder writers with a disability from achieving their full potential in film and television.

This partnership will begin by seeking to support writers with a disability to grow their opportunities in film or television, through bespoke training, mentoring and events developed to support their ambitions and encourage voices, stories, and work by new and emerging talents.

They are seeking up to five emerging writing talents with demonstrable experience (this can include an existing script, a media CV, or a showreel of previous work). This application round is open to script writers or writer/directors who identify as having a disability.

The programme will run from June to November, and aims to improve the writing and editing skills of its participants, focusing on the development of their scripts rather than the completion of a polished final draft. It will conclude with a significant industry event in Dublin in November 2024, providing a fitting end to the program’s activities.

Disability-led organisation Tilting the Lens was founded in 2020 by Sinéad Burke, a Disabled educator, advocate and author who champions accessibility, equity and social justice. Established on the three pillars of education, advocacy and design, Tilting the Lens advises major global brands and media platforms, guiding them in their move from awareness to action by creating more accessible practices, policies, products and services, places and promotions.

An online information session and Q&A hosted online at 12pm noon on April Friday 26. Interested applicates can sign up by visiting nationaltalentacademies.ie

If you’d like to view another versions of the Open Call you can find:

  • Easy Read (PDF version) HERE
  • Easy Read (Word version) HERE
  • Irish Sign Language Video HERE

For the full call out and eligibilia criteria, visit nationaltalentacademies.ie. Interested applicants must apply by completing the linked form link here.

If you have any questions pertaining to the application, email eibh.collins@nationaltalentacademies.ie. If you have any access needs and require support to complete the application form, please email conny@tiltingthelens.com.

The deadline to apply is May 17 at 12 noon.

There will be an online information and Q&A session April 26 at 12 noon. You can register for this information session HERE.

The National Talent Academies Film and TV are an initiative of Screen Ireland managed by Ardán.


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