Screen Training Ireland, in association with Filmbase, launches In the Writers Room II with top showrunner and writer Matthew Carnahan. Carnahan created the series TRINITY, DIRT, and the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HOUSE OF LIES, starring Don Cheadle. He is currently developing television projects for Miramax, Alcon, ITV, and Showtime, while prepping a feature adaptation of his novel Serpent Girl.
After ten years in New York working as a playwright and director (LIVE BAIT, VELVET ELVIS, THE ELEPHANT TRAINER’S APPRENTICE, SNAP, DOGAMERICA, THE KNEES OF A CELLIST), Matthew received the Chesterfield Fellowship from Steven Spielberg. He went on to write DRIVEAWAY for Tom Hanks at Disney and to adapt his play, THE KNEES OF A CELLIST for MGM.
In the Writers Room II is aimed at writers who have experience in television writing or projects in development with a broadcaster. This unique three-day course aims to provide an introduction to television series concept development via an intensive project-based programme.
Des Doyle, director said “It’s very exciting to be bringing Showrunner Matthew Carnahan back for Writers Room II. I know all the writers who took part in the first writers room found his wealth of experience to be a brilliant resource and it’s great to be able to offer this fantastic opportunity to another group of talented Irish writers.”
For further information and to make an application please apply HERE or contact Gráinne Bennett at Screen Training Ireland.