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Nelson Nutmeg Teaser!

The 1st look teaser for Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? is here! 40 seconds of drama, fun and intrigue! Click here if it’s not showing up on your browser or check out the vid below. More teasers coming soon, as well as the full official trailer of course. Main website, Facebook page and Twitter feed will…... Read more

How To Be Your Own Agent (Even If You Already Have One)

As featured on the old blog Feb 2013 “How do I get an agent?” YOU DON’T NEED ONE. Well, you do (it’s definitely preferable to have an agent than not), but until then, here’s a secret: YOU CAN GET BY FINE WITHOUT ONE. Sure, it’s a bit of a tougher graft but you can organise…... Read more

Tone & Genre

I’m currently hosting the AUB’s Scriptwriting For Film & TV evening course, and in one of the classes I do a session on the importance of tone and genre. In brief summary: GENRE is a type of film. It’s important to us as writers – to help define the stories we tell, and also how…... Read more

Time to Write?

We all know that when it comes to writing, you just apply the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair, and bash out the words. But when you’re an aspiring writer who has to hold down a day job, and/or have other necessary distractions in your life, it can be difficult to…... Read more

Staying Relevant As A Writer

“Yes, we know that writer, we’ve read their scripts, we like them, but what next?” You’re likely to hear this kind of response or comment as you make your way in your scriptwriting adventures. Essentially, it’s the execs/editors/readers of the world acknowledging that you exist, and that they like you/your writing, but aren’t completely sure…... Read more

UK Scriptwriters Survival Guide

In the latest UK Scriptwriters podcast, we talk about our upcoming UK Scriptwriters Survival Guide. It’s a new book (coming soon) that we’ve compiled from our years of blogging, podcasts, meetings, conferences and overall experience – a definitive list of what you can do to start earning money as a writer, and how to maintain…... Read more

Who invented the screenplay?

James Schamus, in his BAFTA lecture last September, explains who invented the screenplay as we know it, and why. You can read the full transcript here or listen to the podcast lecture here. “Thomas Ince, I don’t know if anyone remembers him now, was one of the most important people in the history of cinema.…... Read more

The key to effective change

Last year, I blogged 5 Tips To Keep Your Writing Resolutions. It occurred to me that these types of breakdowns can provide some perspective and motivation but perhaps don’t have any lasting effect on what you want to do in order to see real change. And maybe that’s the problem with New Year Resolutions in…... Read more

UK Scriptwriters Podcast: Andrew Ellard

Here’s a special festive edition of the UK Scriptwriters Podcast where me and Tim speak at length with comedy writer/script editor Andrew Ellard. Andrew talks about his career and shares his insights about the craft of comedy, as well as sharing his Top 5 Tips For Sitcoms. It’s a must listen! Also, here’s a short…... Read more

Guest Blog: 7 Tips To Be a Writer/Producer

In June 2014, screenwriter Tom Kerevan produced his first feature film, Tear Me Apart. Here he talks about the tricky transition from writer to producer, and why he believes it’s so important in today’s industry. I never wanted to produce. As far as I could tell, producing meant a constant headache, interrupted only by violent…... Read more
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