LONDON – European film and TV writers demonstrated Wednesday in support of their striking U.S. colleagues. Several dozen writers rallied in front of the headquarters of Britain’s main union federation holding red-and-black placards saying: “We Support the Writers Guild of America.” Mark Burton, a British writer whose credits include “Madagascar” and “Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit,” said the issue at stake was “how you pay creative artists in the digital world. Producers see an opportunity to seize more territory for themselves,” said Burton, a WGA member whose American projects are on hold. The Writers Guild of America has been on strike since Nov. 5, halting production on many TV shows and movies. The main issue: payment for work broadcast on the Internet and mobile phones. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsPlaywright David Edgar, president of the 2,000-strong Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, said that without payment for Internet use, writers’ relationship to their work was like “the widget-maker’s relationship to the widget once it is made – that is, none at all.” In Paris, a few dozen screenwriters and others joined a march from the Opera Garnier to the Trocadero Plaza across from the Eiffel Tower in support of their American counterparts. They held up signs saying “French Screenwriters Are Angry” and “Our Creative Work is Under Threat.” In Berlin, about 30 scriptwriters and actors gathered in front of the Brandenburg Gate. “We have a different situation, but we are all banding together and standing together,” said German scriptwriter Anne Mueller. Australian scriptwriters also supported their U.S. counterparts, with Australian Writers Guild members rallying in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Donegal Camerata is back in Inishowen this weekend.The Da Capo Concert Series has invited the Letterkenny-based ensemble to perform in Culdaff on Sunday 20th October, as part of their regular series of concerts in Inishowen.The Da Capo Concert Series promotes high quality, live classical music in Inishowen. Recently concerts featured top ensembles such as the Fidelio Trio, ConTempo String Quartet or Cassiopeia Winds. For this their second visit to Inishowen, the Donegal Camerata will present “Serenades & Dances” in St. Buadan’s Church, Culdaff, Sunday 20th October at 3pm.The concert includes popular works of the Classical repertoire such as Mozart´s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Bartok´s Romanian Dances or the Brahms Hungarian Dances alongside other enjoyable pieces from their repertoire.Also they will perform “Lament” from John McLachlan´s String Quartet No. 2, a wonderful piece selected from the library of the Contemporary Music Centre Ireland.During this year the Donegal Camerata String Quintet has appeared in different venues across the county as well as continuing to develop an audience for Classical Music with their regular concerts in Conwal Church. Working with different organisations, the ensemble intends to keep bringing their chamber music performances to every corner of Donegal.Founded in 2007, the Donegal Camerata is an international string ensemble of professional players based in the North West.Recently they performed at the closing concert of the 400th Anniversary celebrations of Letterkenny, in RTÉ Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany and at the Allingham Arts Festival with great success.Don’t miss this rare chance to hear live classical music near you!Tickets €10 / €7 Concession. Tel 9383734 for further information DONEGAL CAMERATA STRING QUARTER PLAY CULDAFF THIS SUNDAY was last modified: October 16th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL CAMERATA STRING QUARTER PLAY CULDAFF THIS SUNDAY