Other People’s Phone Messages

I don’t normally listen in on other people’s phones – but we’re all invited to do so in the opening title sequence for the TV series “The Rockford Files”.  What a great idea for an opener – it immediately tells us so much about the main character of the downbeat Private Investigator – the humour,Continue reading “Other People’s Phone Messages”

Writing his First Movie Script: Sylvester Stallone

For the first time, I watched “Rocky” through – best of all, the attached DVD commentary by Sylvester Stallone – who comes across clearly as a writer: He talks about finding the heart of the story – and how financially broke he was when writing.  There are wry and ironic looks back – and heContinue reading “Writing his First Movie Script: Sylvester Stallone”

Screenwriting Tips from the professionals

Ever wondered how other people write the scripts for films and TV? Here’s a 7 minute video of interviews with a range of awardwinning screenwriters, put together by BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and without further ado, here it is…. Topics covered What is your writing practice? What do you do inContinue reading “Screenwriting Tips from the professionals”

Your first screenplay….

If you know someone who’s beginning to write scripts for film – or that fits you – then this video is jampacked full of advice, comments, inside the film industry tips…. like a master class in itself. Here’s just one of the comments – write at least 9 full scripts – most people write 2Continue reading “Your first screenplay….”