As it’s Festival Week, now seemed a GREAT time to share this fab infographic, courtesy of screenwriting trainers Udemy. I love how they’ve broken down all the figures and presented them here… There’s some real food for thought for writers, particularly on drama screenplays.
In my screenwriting book, Writing & Selling Drama Screenplays, I noticed too how there are MORE drama scripts than anything else, as well as the fact they tend to win awards more than genre pics. Check out the book, HERE, plus I’ll be signing copies of both my screenwriting books at the festival, too!
It’s the fifth year of the main event on the UK screenwriting calendar, which of course is London Screenwriters’ Festival. There’s an UNBELIEVABLE line up this year, including screenwriter of Guardians of the Galaxy Nicole Perlman; Usual Suspects and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’s Christopher MacQuarrie; Jaws screenwriter Carl Gottleib; Mad Max Fury Road’s Iain Smith and much, MUCH more.
If you’re going to LondonSWF too, I’ll see you there … In addition to signing copies of my books, I’ll be moderating various panels such as Writing For Soaps and Partners in Crime, plus as ever I’ll be doing the Live Script Edit on the Sunday morning and RIPPING your pages apart! Booyah!
Make sure you check out the #LondonSWF hashtag on Twitter for updates, plus tweet me as @Bang2write and get over to the shiny new Bang2writers Facebook group for more #scriptchat!
As the last info-graphic is made up from the numbers of five-thirty-eight, thought I might add the original five-thirty-eight article in the comments. By the way Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Comedy are the hardest genres to get right.
Hope you enjoy Festival’a week!