Tag Archives | Screenplay

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What is happening now is less interesting than what may happen next

On Film-making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director by Alexander Mackendrick, edited by Paul Cronin, is an extraordinary collection of notes and essays from film maker, writer and film teacher, Alexander Mackendrick. Responsible for three of Ealing Studios’ most loved films, Whisky Galore!, The Man In The White Suit and The Ladykillers, Mackendrick […]

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Take your writing to the next level

Highest rated speaker at the 2010 London Screenwriters Festival, Linda Aronson, is coming to town to run her landmark two day workshop on Advanced Screenwriting and Parallel story telling. When: November 12th and 13th How Much: £119 – discounted for blog readers to £65 (use code CHRISJONES) FIRST 50 TICKETS ONLY Where: Regents Park http://www.21stcenturyscreenwriter.com/ […]

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Watch ‘Dreams On Spec’ here… A ‘must-see’ for all screenwriters

If you are a screenwriter, this feature length documentary is going to resonate with you I am sure. ‘Dreams On Spec’ follows the journey of three spec screenwriters in Hollywood, through angst, heartache, rejection… It’s touching, moving and inspirational, not to mention educational. I watched it over the weekend and after a little googling, discovered […]

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‘Swinging With The Finkels’, Inspirational Script to Screen with Jonathan Newman

  Watch the short film and read the feature script now… (plus get access to extra drafts and production paperwork like schedule and breakdowns) Then on Saturday June 18th, at the Apollo Cinema, watch the movie (on the weekend of its 200 screen release), followed by a 2 hour seminar with Writer/Director Jonathan Newman. Finally, […]

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Rocketboy rewrite begins

I am working on the screenplay for Rocketboy today, and going over my notes from the reading last weekend. Two further things have since struck me. I can’t express just how valuable it was to hear my dialogue read out loud. It really does take on a new life – on the page and in […]

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