If you want to work and make films in the mainstream industry, you need to be honest about your work. Is it, and are you, ready? If your film is not going to be the best it could be, if it’s not something you will be immensely proud of and feel it represents the filmmaker […]
My good friend and cinematographer Vernon Layton shot a film (he was also a producer it) last year called ‘Day Of The Flowers’ and I am planning a Script To Screen event with him and the film very soon, but in the mean time, if you get chance, try and see it on the big […]
The image of what looks like camera cases floating down the flash flood torrents will stay with me forever. Lost In La Mancha is an extraordinary documentary that was allowed to be made by Terry Gilliam – and all power to him as it’s an authentic and unbelievably candid glimpse into a massive vision in […]
Top 6 things you should do to share your stills with the online community, journalists and media channels
Following on from my post about killer stills for your film last week…(HERE) Even if you have great images, they are NO USE if people can’t get to them and use them So how do you share them with the world? When your film goes into the sales phase, just like production, your time gets […]
Last year, DP Vernon Layton spent a couple of months in Cuba shooting Day Of The Flowers which is released this weekend. As you may know, Vernon is a close friend who shot ‘Gone Fishing’. I asked him to share his experiences while shooting in a tropical, hot and humid environment. Of course, insect repellent, […]
Like no other, this documentary captures the experience of shooting a movie on location – the madness, the logistics, the exhaustion, the uncontrollable environment, the detachment from reality… Of course I would never compare my first film ‘The Runner’ to Coppolas’ masterpiece, but the experience of making that film REALLY resonates with me when watching […]
The London Screenwriters’ Festival was the biggest yet, a huge logistical undertaking that is in many ways like shooting a massive movie. With over 1,000 people on site – staff, speakers, VIPs and of course our fabulous delegates, just managing the event requires both extensive planning and amazing people to execute the very best laid […]
One job I work at tirelessly at the London Screenwriters Festival is taking photos. Stills are essential when conveying the experience a delegate can expect at the festival. Of course we have several official photographers who do great work, but I am so determined to compliment their work by getting my own killer shots too. […]
This year at the London Screenwriters Festival we ran a new initiative called The Actors Table Read. The idea was to take a sequence of three to five pages and workshop it with actors, a director and the writer. We ran nearly 100 sessions and the feedback was actually better than five out of five […]
Our first show post LSF and it was a HUGE success! Listen to it above or download as a podcast. And that discount code to get the ultra early bird London Screenwriters’ Festival ticket is RADIOLSF14 and will be active for a day or two. You can get your pass for LSF ’14 here. Onwards […]
Live from Ealing Studios, the first show post LSF ’13 will be coming at you with Chris, Judy and Maureen. Join the online party and connect with other writers, producers, actors and execs in the chat room and get asking questions and sharing your own insights you received at LSF ’13. Get your chance to […]
I have just emerged from what feels like a haze of a zillion emails and an emotional hangover from the amazing experience that was the fourth LSF. Bigger than ever, we burst out of the seams at Regents College, and into our very own Marquee, complete with chandeliers! More on what I experienced and learned […]
Final Draft is the industry standard when it comes to screenwriting. Right now, until November 7th, you can get Final Draft 8, reduced from $249, down to $149 (£92) when buying online. We use Final Draft in our office and have written all our scripts with. The producers we know all use it on their […]
Well, another year has gone by, the fourth in the life of the London Screenwriters’ Festival and every year there is so much to see and it seems to grow in community, comradeship and courage as do we, the writers who attend. So much goes into making this space for us to gather and learn […]
Writer, director, producer Paul Tanter and producer Simon Phillips came along to speak about the consumer market for low budget genre features, and the sales options that become available for those independent films in the dvd market. The guys had some experience of projects but began their independent film franchise careers with the ‘Jack’ franchise […]
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