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26,August
2014

New Dramatists’ Club

After about six months without an agent (my previous agent having retired!), I signed with Jean Kitson Management earlier this year. Jean’s great, full of passion and enthusiasm for writers, especially new writers. So much so, she’s launched a New Dramatists’ Club, a training seminar and script initiative to help new writers. Four writers will…... Read more
18,August
2014

London Screenwriters’ Festival 2014 Discount!

The London Screenwriters’ Festival is back for another year of inspiring and unmissable talks, panels and networking goodness. It’s on in October but it gets booked up quite quickly – indeed it’s 76% sold out as I type! If you’re thinking of going, then you can save £31 on your ticket by using my discount…... Read more
30,July
2014

Writing For Hollywood

In this special UK Scriptwriters podcast, we chat to Tim John about his seven year spell in Hollywood, writing for film stars such as Schwarzenegger and Bill Murray, and how his family tried to settle into that bizarre part of America known as La-la land… Tim’s written a book about his adventures, which you can…... Read more
25,July
2014

Whose Scene Is It?

Re-post from old blog (Narrative Point-of-View) which came to mind (and has been handy) as me & Tim go through the latest draft of Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? — In the development process, it’s not uncommon to be told that the story should be from your hero’s point-of-view. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the…... Read more
18,July
2014

Six Steps To Be A Screenwriter

(photo source) A re-post/update from my old blog. ‘How do you become a screenwriter?’ is a question I get asked a lot. It’s not the most incisive or challenging of questions, is it? There’s probably a subtext to it (‘how do I break in as a screenwriter’ rather than ‘how do I start’, or ‘I’ve…... Read more
14,July
2014

Nelson Nutmeg: Kickstarter Tips

We did it! 112% funded. 266 Nutmeggers. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE who got behind us, it really means a lot. As the run of Kickstarter is still fresh in my mind, I thought it would be useful to jot down some pointers and stuff wot I learnt whilst annoying everyone maintaining a Kickstarter…... Read more
10,July
2014

Nelson Nutmeg: 5 Nutty Facts!

The live Kickstarter campaign for Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg is coming to a close in 46 hours (at time of press). By the time you read this, it may only have minutes left, so I thought I’d do a blog post now to give you a little heads up on how NUTTILY AWESOME THIS PROJECT…... Read more
08,July
2014

Nelson Nutmeg: 3 days to go!

We hit our Kickstarter target for “Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?” yesterday! YES, THANK YOU, GET IN THERE! Really delighted with this, especially with three days to go on the campaign. I did a little bit of crowd funding via the blog for my short film Origin back in 2009, but a Kickstarter campaign is a…... Read more
02,July
2014

Nelson Nutmeg: 9 Days To Go!

At time of writing, our Kickstarter campaign for Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? has 184 backers (!), it’s 52% funded and there’s only 9 DAYS TO GO to reach our target. So, if you were intending to donate but haven’t had the chance yet, then now’s the time to do it! We’re very close to finalising…... Read more
25,June
2014

Making Nelson Nutmeg: Script Overview

I’ve blogged already about what we did to get Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg up and running, but here’s a video where I explain the script process so far, covering everything from brainstorming the idea, using index cards to map out a structure, writing a treatment, a beat sheet, and then finally write the script (&…... Read more
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