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Irish Books for Screen 2022

As the demand for motion picture and television content increases, studios and film producers are turning more to book publishers and authors for content. This year, the Irish Books for Screen 2022 event will take place in person during Trade Day. The event is run in conjunction with the Directors from the “Screen Directors’ Guild of Ireland” on Friday 11th November from 4 pm – 5 pm. With this, publishers have a great opportunity to pitch key titles to a broad range of people from the film world.

As well as directors, we are inviting producers and screenwriters: together, these are the key people who make things happen, from high-budget feature films, TV one-offs and series for RTÉ, TV3 and TG4 to longer-form series for the likes of Netflix. They are interested both in fiction and non-fiction (for documentaries), for adults and children: they are Irish storytellers who want our stories! While many arts industries are slowing down at the moment, the film industry is still seeking material for future projects, so this is an opportunity not to be missed!

The last time we ran this in person over 14 publishers contributed titles, and they and others came to the event to meet the movie industry in person. This year, we are committed to making the most of this opportunity of running this event in person.

Each participating publisher will be invited to pitch two to three titles each in 5-minute slots with PowerPoint slides that will be provided as a template. The full collection of slides will travel beyond the room to Irish film industry people worldwide: it’s a great opportunity to extend the reach of your books.

The first part of the event will see the SDGI members being introduced, followed by pitches by Publishing Ireland members.

Please come along: this is a real opportunity to meet and get to know the people who put things on screens big and small, in Ireland and abroad.
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