Thursday 4 June 2009

Conference Update

Today's events at the Give Me Direction conference have been cancelled.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mr. Shane Black, who was expected to attend the screenwriting conference GIVE ME DIRECTION today, is unable to attend the event due to issues with his passport in LA airport yesterday.

Mr. Black was scheduled to give a public interview this evening at 5.30pm in the Light House Cinema which has now unfortunately been cancelled. Both Bord Scannan na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience caused to those who had purchased tickets for this event. Registration for the conference will now take place on Friday morning at 9.15 in the Shelbourne Hotel.

Commenting on these unfortunate circumstances Mr Black said "I've been working on the planning end of many a similar conference, and am all too aware of the inconvenience that a no-show guest inflicts upon the people who've been kind enough to sponsor his trip. This error on my part, though inadvertent, shows a terrible lack of forethought. I call upon what remains of your goodwill and please convey my apologies to those that bought tickets to attend."

We hope to work with Mr. Black in the future and should another event be organised at a later stage, those that had tickets for this event will be prioritised with regard to ticket allocation.

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