Screenwriters Masterclass
with Lisa McGee

Thursday, July 7th Galmont Hotel, 10.30am

Image courtesy of Channel 4

Lisa McGee is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright from Derry. She is best-known as the creator, writer and executive producer of the Channel 4 show Derry Girls which has become a global phenomenon. The series was inspired by McGee’s personal experience growing up in Derry in the 1990s. She has received numerous accolades for her writing including the award for Best Comedy Writing on Television from the British Screenwriters’ Awards and Best Writer in a Comedy from the IFTA Gala Television Awards. In 2018, she was listed as one of BBC’s 100 Women.

Among her other works, she co-created, co-wrote and was executive producer on The Deceived with her husband Tobias Beer. Her other TV credits includes London Irish, Raw, Being Human, The White Queen and Indian Summers. Most recently, she worked as a creative director and writer for the BBC Four series, Skint, a powerful collection of monologues about poverty. 

Presented in association with Gréasán na Meán Skillnet, the writing masterclass will be facilitated by Irish award-winning screenwriter and screen consultant Mary Kate O’Flanagan, who works with writers across the UK, the US, South Africa, and across Europe. O’Flanagan works in the Film and Television industry as a credited co-writer and an uncredited script doctor.

All masterclasses are open to film industry professionals and cost €25. To apply for a place contact

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