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THREE THINGS: Academy Pictures, Bluecat & Circalit

Just passing through – busybusybusy – but here’s three new things you may be interested in. Enjoy!


Did you go to Bournemouth University? I did – and alumni like us have the chance to pitch for £100K to make a feature with the university’s new initiative, Academy Pictures!! The deadline is Monday March 8th and they’re looking for the usual: 4 page treatment, writing sample, showreels, etc. [Please note: I’ve read the guidelines and it seems the whole team MUST have gone to Bournemouth, though you can live anywhere now. But please feel free to check yourself, link below].

So: I am looking for a potential PRODUCER and/or DIRECTOR partner – I have a couple of treatments ready to go and we can decide on which ones. I’m sorry but I’m NOT looking for a co-writer at this time. If you’re interested, please get in touch ASAP on Bang2writeATaolDOTcom or via Facebook.

Academy Pictures – all the details


On behalf of BlueCat Screenwriting’s goal to bring more exposure to UK screenwriters, I’m writing to cordially invite writers in your community to consider submitting a feature length screenplay to the 2010 BlueCat Screenplay Competition.

This year, we have created two new awards for international screenwriters.

The Cordelia Award – Best screenplay from the UK will be awarded $2,500.

The Joplin Award – Best screenplay from outside the US, UK, and Canada will be awarded $2500.

In addition, the scripts will still be eligible for our other prizes.

Grand prize is $10,000 with four Finalist prizes of $1,500 each.


Our official deadline is March 1, 2010, with an entry fee of $50, and our late deadline is April 1, 2010, with an entry fee of $60.

Since 1998, the first year of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, we have built a large community of writers passionately committed to writing original, unforgettable work. This starts with our exchange of feedback to each writer who enters BlueCat, as EVERY screenplay submitted to BlueCat receives written analysis.

Additionally, through our newsletter, we provide articles, videos and interviews to help and inspire every level of screenwriting.




The Bluecat Team

Dear Lucy,

I am a keen subscriber of your blog and I believe that you would be very interested in a project that I am currently involved in. I am the Head of Marketing at a website called Circalit, which allows writers to upload their screenplays in a safe and secure manner and to build up support for their screenplay within the industry. Simply put, Circalit is the first dedicated social networking site for screenwriters. Unlike other sites which only allow users to read and discuss their screenplays, Circalit is the first to incorporate the next generation of social networking features, a comprehensive review and ratings system, and the ability to selectively control who you share your screenplay with. I think if you visit the site you’ll immediately see that we’re quite different from any of the other sites that are already out there.

Circalit is entirely free for all writers and I’m sure your subscribers would be interested in hearing about it. We have had 600 users sign up within the first few weeks of beta testing. We’ve also already had a great deal of interest from production studios and we’ve just become partners with The Script Factory. We believe that Circalit has the potential to revolutionize the way that screenplays are marketed and distributed, and we hope that you will support us.

Please go to to have a look at the site. If you appreciate the work that we are doing for screenwriters, then please do post a link on your website so we can let everyone know about the free service we are offering them.

I look forward to seeing you on the Circalit website!

Best Wishes,


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