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Are you ready for a crash?

Last week I had a spectacular disk crash on my main computer. Thank god I am someone who is anal about backing up my data, and with some wailing and gnashing of teeth, I was up and running within a day. We all know computers crash, but we always think it will be someone else’s. […]

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Foster / Hollywood Update

So here it is, the update from my friend Jonny Newman on his trip to LA after his short film success ‘Foster’… “You wait for the call for years.  When i got it, my phone was switched off.  It was Peter Farrelly (of the Farrelly Brothers) telling me he loved my film and wanted to […]

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Remember to switch off vibrate!

As we are approaching Cannes, I have been advising some film makers to take a compact DVD player with headphones so that they can show their work on the spur of the moment, to any potential investor / actor / producer / sales agent etc. The technology always gets a look in too, ‘Oh that’s […]

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An Evening With Kevin Smith

A while back I posted a YouTube clip of Kevin Smith, and was prompted by a reader of the Blog to the DVD from which it was ripped. I promptly got hold of it and spent and evening chuckling at his anecdotes. The DVD set is a series of recorded seminars, filmed in America where […]

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Script Saver!

I have just been sending screenplays out, and I choose now to send everything out in A5 format, that’s half the size of normal A4. And I double side print, using a great program called Clickbook (which takes the headache out of it, and is both Mac and PC). I also bought a guillotine so […]

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The plot thickens…

You may recall I wrote about my friend Johnny Newman who made a short film called Foster, which I re-edited for him. How he got a copy to Pete Farrelly (of the Farrelly brothers) and who got a call from Pete. Well… As I write, Johnny is on a plane, Virgin Upper Class, on his […]

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