Personal Growth - How Much is Good for You

For all you film-makers and film-viewers out there - I hope you'll link up and share your thoughts.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Kara Smith wins Park Avenue Award and skims an Emmy

Kara Smith (Class of 2010) has won the New York Film Festival's Park Avenue Award for her TV Spec Script "Parole".  The script was also long-listed for an Emmy.  Nice one, Kara.  Mates, spread the word.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Nick Marston launches "Broken" starring Tim Roth & Cillian Murphy

Tim Roth & Eloise Laurence in "Broken"
Nick Marston (Curtis Brown and Governor of The Screen Arts Institute) has produced "Broken" through his Cuba Pictures shingle.  The movie, starring Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy, will premiere at the London Film Festival in October.  The film is a directing debut for Rufus Norris and introduces the young actress, Eloise Laurence.  Both have been nominated for Best British Newcomer at the Festival.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Stephen May and Ealing Studios host Script Labs

Stephen May, the Director of The Screen Arts Institute,  in collaboration with Ealing Studios, will be holding two Script Labs during the upcoming London Screenwriting Festival (Sat 27th and Sun 28th October).  16 writers will be chosen from applicants to develop their feature/TV ideas.  The idea/writer that is deemed the strongest will win the opportunity to pitch face to face with Sophie Meyer, Head of Development at Ealing Studios.  All 16 writers who are chosen for the two script labs will have their one-pagers and loglines packaged and presented to Ealing.   Stephen May will promote any stand-out projects to his extensive industry network here and in the United States.

For further information - check the links below.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Big Story Tricks No.1 - "Make Your Baddy Badder"

Donald Pleasance is Blofelt
Over the years people, movies, novels, stories have handed down to writers a few "tricks of the trade"-  I'm going to pass them on to you.  None of them are new - they're as old as the hills.  None of them are fancy.  They are obvious.  They're not complicated.  They are simple.  Simple and fantastically useful.  In fact, you already know them.  I'm just going to remind you that you do.  This first is called "Make your Baddy Badder" and it is, in my opinion, one of the most important "Tricks" in the bag.  Click the "Read More" link to read on.