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Red Planet Prize 2016

The Red Planet Prize started in 2007 initially as an annual TV writing scheme. Over the last few years, it’s become more of a biannual event. This is due to its growing epic scale and the scheme’s commitment to ongoing mentoring/development with its selected writers. It’s yielded a lot of success: Robert Thorogood’s Death In…... Read more

UK Scriptwriters Podcast: Comedy Writing

In the latest UK Scriptwriters podcast, we talk to James Cary (aka @SitcomGeek) about his career, and the best route to a successful comedy writing career. It’s a bumper special, well worth checking out! If the above embed hasn’t shown up on your browser/device, click here for the direct link. James’s blog has got great…... Read more

UK Scriptwriter’s Survival Handbook

We’re launching the  UK Scriptwriter’s Survival Handbook at the London Screenwriters Festival this weekend but it’s available on Amazon RIGHT NOW! The book covers everything you need to know about how to start making a living as a scriptwriter, and maintain your career. Compiled by myself and Tim Clague, the book also contains the best…... Read more

10 Tips For A Successful World Premiere!

It was the world premiere of Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? last Saturday.  It was absolutely fantastic. Here’s how my day went down, in classic Top 10 fashion: 1. Preparation Make sure you’ve got everything you need the night before. In my case, trying out the costume for Nelson Nutmeg (which hadn’t been worn since the…... Read more

Countdown to London Film Festival

The world premiere of Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? at the London Film Festival is less than a week away! I’ve obviously known about the premiere for a while but it’s only now that it’s beginning to sink in. Our silly little kids’ film made on a microbudget (last autumn!) is going to stand alongside the…... Read more

London Screenwriters Festival: Discount

The London Screenwriters’ Festival takes place at the end of October, so if you’re thinking of going along, now’s the time to book your ticket (as they tend to sell out in September). Here’s a discount code that gets you £25 off your ticket: SCRIPTWRITINGUK-15 I’ll be heading there with Tim, as we’ve been asked…... Read more

London Film Festival launch breakdown

Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? is going to have its world premiere at this year’s London Film Festival! We’re absolutely thrilled to be selected for such a prestigious festival, and last Tuesday I headed to London for the official launch. Here’s how it went down: 6:30am Up and at ‘em! 7:20am On the train to London.…... Read more

Nelson Nutmeg: World Premiere!

In some amazingly nutty news, Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? will receive its world premiere at this year’s London Film Festival! Woo-hooo! To celebrate, here’s our first full main trailer (click link here or watch embed below). Keeping it on blog topic, here’s my top 10 tips on how to make your own debut feature, plus…... Read more

5 Tips to Make Your Debut Feature

Guest Post by Michael O’Connor, writer/director of Caring And Killing Introduction The opportunity to make my first feature came when Ulrich Wehner (co-producer) found out he had a house free for a summer in the middle of London (his brother was away, working for a year). So we thought that would be our base of…... Read more

10 Years of the Blog!

“This is all about my work as a scriptwriter/scriptreader and what it’s like and how I feel about it on a day to day basis.” That was how my very first post began on Friday 12th August in 2005. As I type, it’s Wednesday 12th August, 2015. Phew-wee. Tempus has fugited. When I started the…... Read more
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