The Scribefather Adrian Mead wants to let all Scottish-based Bang2writers know he’s running a FREE Screenwriters’ Course in February 2009! It’s not *just* another “how to write course” either, anyone who’s ever been to an Adrian Mead course will tell you he also covers industry stuff like pitching, promoting your work and payment too. And best of all, it’s FREE (did I mention that???). This is like, a well-good offer man, innit so get your skates on and sign up, pronto. Here’s the website with full details. Oh – and before anyone starts whining about how unfair it is this… Read More »FREE Screenwriters’ Course For Scottish Writers
Apologies it’s taken so long to post about ALL the conference sessions; I’ve been besieged with problems the last week or so, from a dead PC to leaving my notes at my Mum’s house in Devon! But here you go Riboflavin, I know you’re chomping at the bit to hear about the rest of it… Enjoy the rest of you as well! ; )—————————————————————- Lunch was a quiet affair, though I got the opportunity to meet several other “media types” in the throng, including someone from Screen Yorkshire (I shamelessly pimped my script reading ass, natch) and another person writing… Read More »Digital Future Conference – Afternoon Sessions
First off, apologies for not getting this lot up on Wednesday – a dead PC and multiple domestic crises pertaining to Christmas got in the way. But here you go!————————————————————————- The conference was moderated by Nick Roddick of Split Screen, a Brighton-based publishing and consultancy company. He opened with the notion that it is not a “digital future” so much as a “digital present” and this really resonated with me: I have spent so long producing simply words on a page that I have not really given much thought to the changing face of production. Just how will we be… Read More »Film, the Digital Future – The Morning Sessions
Are you going to the South West Screen “Film: The Digital Future” conference tomorrow in Bristol? If so, drop me a line! I’d like to meet as many likeminded scribes, bloggers, readers and whatnot as possible while I’m there. Alternatively, look out for me: you can’t miss me, I’ll be the short brunette girl in a silver dress. Really. What? It’s CHRISTMAS.
Like a lot of you out in www.land, I believe that being “up to date” with the changing face of film production will ensure my writing has more opportunities to “get out there”: in addition, the idea of making a film myself is really growing on me and is certainly on my “To Do” list in the future and digital production is becoming a much more accessible way of making films. That’s why I’ll be at this conference held by SW Screen at Watershed, Bristol, in just under two weeks. They have an impressive array of guest speakers including the… Read More »South West Screen Conference: Film, The Digital Future
Some thoughts on directing, funding and dogs rolling in their own pee from Scribosphere Big Daddy Adrian Mead… Enjoy!—————————————————————————— The tagline for Night People is “A cold October night. Five stories, one city.” What was the inspiration behind the film? Multi character stories have always appealed to me and I know lots of people really enjoy them. Night People is set in Edinburgh and follows five stories told over one night. Each of the characters is faced with making a major decision, ranging from the heartbreaking to the hilarious. By the time morning comes their lives will have changed forever.… Read More »Q&A: Adrian Mead on directing
The BBC Writers’ Room does it. Red Planet will be doing it. The Film Council do it with initiatives like 25WOL. All the literary agents I have read for do it, so do some indie prodcos and screen agencies. What am I talking about? What I call The Ten Page Test: the presentation of ten short pages so intriguing, so well formatted, so full of sparkling dialogue that a Reader will forego the chance of another cinnamon swirl and read your script in full. Hooking a Reader, making them actively WANT to go beyond page 10 of your screenplay is… Read More »The Ten Page Test, Part 1
As promised, my notes from last night’s Digital Shorts Roadshow with South West Screen. Enjoy.——————————————————————————–Present were Sarah-Jane Meredith and Arilda Tymko from South West Screen; there was a pretty poor turn-out, just twenty or so people, though perhaps this was because of the timing: I would imagine most people are at work at 4pm on a thursday. Of the few that were there, people had travelled quite far, from Totnes, Tavistock and even North Cornwall as well as Exeter itself. It was explained that Digital Shorts is a nationwide scheme, combining the talents of local screen agencies with the UK… Read More »Digital Shorts: The Lowdown