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21,April
2015

Daredevil Fights

There’s a scene in the original Daredevil film (starring Ben Affleck) where he fights a lot of men in a bar (best video link I could find!). Story wise, if memory serves, it’s the first significant time he’s ventured out as his alter-ego, so the audience is a little invested to see how it goes.…... Read more
06,April
2015

Writing For Thunderbirds

Did you see Thunderbirds Are Go! over the weekend? Thunderbirds Are WOW, more like. It’s a brilliant blend of live-action model sets and CGI characters, lovingly infused with the tone of the original 1960s series but given a suitable update for modern audiences. It’s extremely fast-paced, visual, funny and exciting, and I’m beside myself with…... Read more
23,March
2015

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
19,March
2015

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
04,March
2015

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
18,February
2015

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
10,February
2015

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
29,January
2015

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
20,January
2015

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
12,January
2015

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
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