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TV drama to be made in County Kildare

TV drama to be made in County Kildare

A cross-agency initiative will see a drama filmed in Kildare in the new year featuring local talent on the screen and behind the scenes.  The project, which stemmed from a desire to provide professional development for local talent, will give those interested in acting, writing, costume, make-up and production a unique opportunity to work with some of the best people in the industry.

Acting as mentors to the project are David Keating and Tim Palmer. David Keating is a scriptwriter and director whose work includes Into the West and the Hammer Horror picture  Wake Wood, which he co-wrote and directed. Tim Palmer is an experienced producer and screenwriter, having worked on Into the West, The Last of the High Kings (starring Gabriel Byrne and Jared Leto) and A Love Divided (starring Liam Cunningham and Orla Brady). 

The idea initially came from Len Regan of Kildare.tv and the Kildare County Council Arts Service quickly got behind the project. Eilish Rafferty of the Moat Club is involved as a liaison person with amateur actors in the county. “At Kildare.tv we’ve always wanted to make drama” said Len. “We do a lot of reportage and interviews at the channel, and we do them very well, but it’s been an ambition of mine to make a drama series“, he said. “When David Keating and Tim Palmer said they were on board, I knew it would be an amazing project for the whole county. They’ll be involved in every step of the process”, he explained.

Submission criteria for writing panel

Kildare County Council / Kildare.TV project

If you wish to be considered for the TV project writing panel

please submit:


• A screenwriting sample of up to 3 pages (max). It should include

description and dialogue. It can contain one or more story beats or

could be one self-contained scene. (suggest you download Celtx free

software www.celtx.com or use Final Draft www.finaldraft.com).

Please carefully reference the supplied article called The New Spec

Style as a strict guide to format and layout.


• 7 sequential story beats, max 2 pages. (This should include

description of basic action (what happens in the story) and no



• Half page account of who you are and why you want to be part of

the project.



  • OPTIONAL: Write between 40 and 50 story beats for the whole 6 x


15 minute episodes (max 5 pages.)


NOTE: Including the optional outline of the 6 episodes your submission

should be no more than maximum 11 pages (12pt courier font), or without

the optional work a maximum of 6 pages.


Please submit your documents to:


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 5pm, Friday, January 11th, 2013

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