Jun 17 2022
Derry screenwriter and playwright Lisa McGee, best known for the hit Channel 4 series Derry Girls, will be the subject of this year’s Screenwriters Masterclass at the Galway Film Fleadh. McGee is the creator, writer and executive producer of the critically acclaimed Channel 4 series which was first broadcast in 2018 and concluded last month.
It was inspired by her own experience growing up in Derry in the 1990s before the Good Friday Agreement was signed. Derry Girls which went on to become a worldwide phenomenon received two BAFTA nominations for Best Scripted Comedy Series, while McGee has also received numerous awards for her writing, including for Best Comedy Writing on Television from the British Screenwriters’ Awards and Best Writer in a Comedy at the IFTA Gala Television Awards. In 2018, she was listed as one of BBC’s 100 Women.
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