Jo (Josephine) Kinsella, a native of Clogga, Mooncoin who is now living in New York, has been cast for a reading for “The Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award” which is dedicated to worldwide and non-American novice writers.
This year’s winner was Sophie Petzal from the UK for her script “Sanctioned,” which is a TV drama script with the potential of becoming a series. She is currently writing for Eastenders online and BBC3 spinoff ‘E20’ for the BBC.
Jo was cast to play four of the characters – very diverse roles – in the script that was read for the first time by professional actors to the winner and an audience of producers and members of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation.
After the reading, Jo was approached by the event’s producer, Ellen Muir, who said that she really enjoyed the Mooncoin native’s performance and asked her to read for the Television Academy in December which is a new play written by George Lefferts. George has written plays, TV shows and hundreds of radio scripts in over 20 years at NBC.
Later on in the evening, Jo – who started her acting career with the Moondharrig Players in Mooncoin – did an interview on The Susan Thompson show, which she said was so much fun!