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22,November
2017

Write A Script In 10 Weeks

If you subscribe to the UK Scriptwriters newsletter, you will have noticed I did a series of articles about how to write a script in 10 weeks. This proved very popular so me and Tim packaged it together into a handy guide that you can buy and keep. It’s OUT NOW on Amazon, the perfect…... Read more
02,August
2016

BAFTA workshop for kids

Tim and I like to call ourselves ‘the Coen Brothers for kids’ in that we write, produce and direct kids/family films together. We also do talks and workshops together, most recently at the Cinemagic Festival after our riotous screening of Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?   This Friday (5th August), we’re hosting a Writing For The…... Read more
05,June
2016

Cannes report: kids/family genre

If you follow this blog regularly, you’ll know I did a diary of my recent trip to Cannes with Tim Clague. We attended with our debut feature film, Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? (a live-action kids/family film), and to learn more about the family market, especially as this genre has a strong tradition in Europe. We…... Read more
19,May
2016

Cannes 2016: Day 6

READ THE FULL CANNES DIARY 2016: DAY 1 (Early Start), DAY 2 (Shorts & Sandals), DAY 3 (Friendly Faces), DAY 4 (Rogue Snorers), DAY 5 (Tim’s Triple Burger), DAY 6 (Script Deadline) —- Tuesday 17th May: No script deadline, wahey! Surely a sleep-in is in order? Not really. If anything, we’re up even earlier because…... Read more
18,May
2016

Cannes 2016: Day 5

READ THE FULL CANNES DIARY 2016: DAY 1 (Early Start), DAY 2 (Shorts & Sandals), DAY 3 (Friendly Faces), DAY 4 (Rogue Snorers), DAY 5 (Tim’s Triple Burger), DAY 6 (Script Deadline) —- Monday 16th May: Script deadline day! As usual, dive into it first thing in the morning, and I go through the script…... Read more
17,May
2016

Cannes 2016: Day 4

READ THE FULL CANNES DIARY 2016: DAY 1 (Early Start), DAY 2 (Shorts & Sandals), DAY 3 (Friendly Faces), DAY 4 (Rogue Snorers), DAY 5 (Tim’s Triple Burger), DAY 6 (Script Deadline) —- Sunday 15th May: Up at 7am to edge closer to finishing my script deadline. There’s the 3rd act showdown to go, and…... Read more
15,May
2016

Cannes 2016: Day 3

READ THE FULL CANNES DIARY 2016: DAY 1 (Early Start), DAY 2 (Shorts & Sandals), DAY 3 (Friendly Faces), DAY 4 (Rogue Snorers), DAY 5 (Tim’s Triple Burger), DAY 6 (Script Deadline) —- Saturday 14th May: Can’t sleep after only a few hours’ kip. It’s around 6am. Decide to crack on with writing, make some…... Read more
14,May
2016

Cannes 2016: Day 2

READ THE FULL CANNES DIARY 2016: DAY 1 (Early Start), DAY 2 (Shorts & Sandals), DAY 3 (Friendly Faces), DAY 4 (Rogue Snorers), DAY 5 (Tim’s Triple Burger), DAY 6 (Script Deadline) —- Friday 13th May: Up at 7.30am and immediately start writing in my bed so I can continue towards my weekend  deadline. It’s…... Read more
13,May
2016

Cannes 2016: Day 1

CANNES 2016 DAY 1 BELOW (Early Start). READ THE FULL SET: DAY 2 (Shorts & Sandals), DAY 3 (Friendly Faces), DAY 4 (Rogue Snorers), DAY 5 (Tim’s Triple Burger), DAY 6 (Script Deadline) — Thursday 12th May: Alarm goes off at 1.30am. That’s 0130 hours. Ohmygod. I somehow drag myself out of bed, get dressed,…... Read more
06,April
2016

Starting A Screenwriting Career

It’s a whole new world out there. The entire screenwriting/filmmaking landscape has changed from when I was starting out back in the early 00s. There are more and more people bustling for producers’ inboxes than ever before. Plus, the competition is improving; good style and efficiency is now the prerequisite screenwriting standard. If I was…... Read more
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