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Actors And The Script: How Actors Find Their Way To Your Work #LondonSWF

Both artistically and commercially, attracting the right talent to your project can make all the difference. Actors Rebecca Root, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Casting Director Manuel Puro sat down with Screenwriter Tom Kerevan about the process of attaching actors to a project and what people look for when seeking out screenplays. First Steps Before a script lands […]

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Six Things You Can Do Right Now To Beat Writer’s Block! #LondonSWF

Script Consultant and educator, Pilar Alessandra joined us early in the London Screenwriters’ Festival to talk about how, even among the most employed writers in Hollywood, writer’s block can stump our writing and freeze our creative motion. If you are finding yourself blocked and can’t get to the end of a script you are likely micromanaging. […]

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Christopher Vogler on Making an Introduction #LondonSWF

One person who needs little introduction at the London Screenwriters’ Festival is Christopher Vogler, author and story consultant known around the globe for his expertise on The Hero’s Journey. Among the detailed advice he had to give us today about creating fresh and dynamic characters from ancient mythological archetypes, Christopher shared his top tips for […]

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Top Ten Tips For Making Shorts from GFilm Alum Lee Greenhough

GFilm alum Lee Greenhough has just completed his recent short, post the previous Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass and I asked him to share some of his insights so we can all learn from his experience. So it’s taken me just over 11 months to make my latest short film ‘Three Strikes’ and every time I make […]

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14 tips for shooting your first feature film on a micro budget from Guerilla Film grad Brian Barnes

AKA – What I learned on the Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass that I used on set with my first feature film The Redeeming. I’ve taken Chris Jones’ Guerilla Filmmakers’ Masterclass twice – in 2011 and 2012. And you bet your bottom dollar I bought a ticket for this year’s last ever class the instant the announcement […]

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How To Production Design a horror film: Top Ten Tips from designer turned director Melanie Light

Certified visionary / nutcase Melanie Light just completed her dark and disturbing short ‘The Herd’. Ahead of what promises to be a blazing festival run, I asked Mel to share her insights into how to get the most from the least when designing your own horror film. Over to @MisartressMel Share skills If you know […]

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