Last weekend we ran our hugely successful Breaking Into Script Reading with Lucy V Hay. It was so successful that we have already set a date for the course again next year. You can see the course and sign up for next year HERE and read the feedback below. Pictures on our Flickr page HERE. […]
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Feedback From American Independents Day
I thought I would share some feedback from the first American Independents Day with Ted Hope and Christine Vachon. Remember you can get notes form the day by signing up below, and that will also get you access to the fully edited video of the day (when it’s completed). Email OK here’s the feedback… ‘To […]
Let Ted Hope and Christine Vachon, producers of over 53 features and over $197m at the US box office since 1986 show you the #1 way to attract financiers, distributors and A-list talent to your project!
Last Sunday was the very first American Independents Day, this year (which sold out) it was with producers and rockstars of American Indie film, Ted Hope and Christine Vachon… and the atmosphere ion the room was electric! Producer Mike Mindel (www.dontlethimin.com) has been good enough to share his extensive and detailed notes with us all […]
Photos and Feedback From Delegates AND Speakers at the London Comedy Writers Festival 2011
So now the dust is settling on the Comedy Writers Festival, I thought I would share some photos (above) and some feedback from our delegates. ‘I had a blast at the London Comedy Writer’s Festival. Brilliantly run. Great events. It’s the best one I’ve been to’ Robert Popper – ‘Peep Show’, ‘The IT Crowd’, ‘South […]
And so… it begins! Tips and tricks on creating social media channels for your online work
The London Comedy Writers Festival has officially started, with the first of our THREE Tuesday night sessions, ‘Making Misery Bear’ and a Guide To Social Media’. Here’s what the delegates who attended last night said… ‘Really good session last night and set the tone for the comedy Festival going forward….As a writer who spends far […]
Why you should always leave feedback and blog comments
It’s a regular occurrence on the internet, ‘can we have your feedback / comments please?’ If you are like me, the temptation is to skip this and leave nothing. I ask ‘what’s in it for me?’ In reality, leaving feedback has a number of agendas / payoffs. Here’s the obvious stuff. 1. You get to […]
I just have to share this extraordinary feedback about one film makers decision to go for it…
Note – this is the introduction video to the workshop (clip from the actual course below) REDUCED FROM £69.99 to £37.99 – SIGN UP HERE! The ‘Gone Fishing’ online Workshop is still on sale, reduced from £69.99 to just £37.99. Loads of film makers signed up after Christmas, to grab this bargain and to energize […]
Is your film this year going to be a world class, award winning, door opening masterpiece?
Note – this is the introduction video to the workshop (clip from the actual course below) I am running a special offer to help get your film made now… and not just made, but made to world class, career launching heights. You may know that a few years back my short film ‘Gone Fishing’ was […]
Feedback from film makers… WE are the industry…
Twenty four hours later and the fallout is still causing my inbox to fill up rapidly. After Radio Four yesterday, I was quickly contacted by BBC Radio Northern Ireland, BBC Merseyside and the Gabby Logan Show on Radio Five Live. I spent the day bouncing between the BBC in Shepherds Bush and my landline where […]
How to Sell Your Spec Script To Hollywood sell out event a success in spite of tube strike!
Only as Gen and Zee head to the airport after their workshop whistlestop tour have I had chance to sit down and write a blog entry about their final seminar on writing spec scripts for Hollywood. Last night, Gen and Zee spoke to a capacity audience at Ealing Studios of writers and film makers who […]
Is social media useful to film makers or simply an empty promise and a distraction?
Is social media useful for film makers or a distraction? Last Sunday I did a live radio show in LA, Film Courage, which went out to thousands of film makers around the world. I blogged about it in my last post where you can hear the podcast here. The final question in the show is […]
Gone Fishing… and an extraordinary message…
I knew ‘Gone Fishing’ would always lead to unexpected places… It opened doors in Hollywood, took me around the world to amazing festivals and lead to amazing meetings. I had always imagined its success would be defined in ‘film making opportunities’. What has surprised me though is just how much difference it appears to have […]
Gone Fishing NOW ON iTunes!
Following the success of Gone Fishing on Channel 4 just a few weeks ago… I am delighted to announce that ‘Gone Fishing’, Britain’s ONLY 2009 Oscars Shortlisted Short Film is now available to buy and own in HD on iTunes! HOW COOL IS THAT! It’s taken an age to persuade the iTunes Gods to take […]
The Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass… feedback and new revelations.
I spent this weekend in Leicester, running my two day Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass for 17 film makers based in the midlands. And boy, was it FUN! I loved it! I got just as much out of it as any delegate present. The energy in the room was electric for two straight days. No-one escapes […]
The Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass in the Midlands this weekend
For the first time in ages, I didn’t switch the PC on to do any work this weekend. It was a choice borne out of my own physical and mental exhaustion from the last six months or relentless work. Actually, I did switch on my PC (doh!) to do some backing up and moving around […]
You Know You Are In Trouble When You Look Forward To Going To Cannes To Get A Rest…
NEW – Watch this video on iPhone or other mobile device by clicking here ‘More than an education. It’s a revelation.’ Edmund Fargher, Filmmaker I couldn’t have said it better myself. It’s been a week since we ran the landmark Distribution in 2010 Workshop with John Reiss and Sheri Candler. And still everyone […]
Guerilla Film Makers Pocket Book Launch A Success, and SUS Tops The Box Office Thanks To YOUR SUPPORT!
NEW – Watch this video on iPhone or other mobile device by clicking here I can’t confirm it right now as I am not currently in my office, but I believe we are sold out of ALL 200 signed copies of The Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook. It’s no surprise really as we actually […]
Screenwriting and what we learn from the script reader, a workshop with Lucy Hay
Today I hosted a brand new workshop with the very charismatic Lucy Hay – called ‘How To Be A Great Screenwriter’. And for once it was nice to sit back during the workshop and not be center stage! Thankfully, Lucy tackled the day with passion, gusto and disarming honesty. And you will see from the […]
Script to Screen Workshop Videoblog, 'Dead Wood' and 'Shifty'
NEW – Watch this video on iPhone or other mobile device by clicking here Over the last few weeks we have held two separate ‘Script To Screen’ events, one for zero budget horror ‘Dead Wood’ and one for the hundred grand Microwave feature ‘Shifty’. Both events were very different, were very well attended/received, and ended […]
EXAM hits the NUMBER 1 SLOT with film makers support in central London!
What a GREAT DAY! Amazing. I knew that the ‘EXAM with film makers autopsy Q and A’ would go down well, I just didn't realise how much people would respond to it. I have been to lots of Q and A sessions after films and often found them a little light weight. I wanted this […]
British Network Premiere of 'Urban Ghost Story' on BBC1, Tuesday just after midnight…
Last week I got a call form the BBC to tell me that my third feature film, Urban Ghost Story, would be playing on Tuesday the 13th of October at 12.05 at night (which is obviously Wednesday morning really!) And since it has been announced in the various TV guides, I have been getting loads […]
Five out of Five for online film making workshop
The online Making Your World Class Short Film workshop is going from strength to strength. Over the next month or so we are going to be adding two further modules (once you sign up you get all the new modules for free). But I thought I would just share the feedback I just got from […]
Amazing Email from LA…
I wanted to share an extraordinary email I just got, all the way from LA… I just wanted to send you a quick email about my experience with the Gone Fishing Online Seminar. I was quite literally stunned by not just the amount of information in the seminar but by the outstanding quality. As a […]
Sales Delivery Schedule Workshop a HUGE success!
Wow. What a day. Last week I worked relentlessly to prepare the Delivering Your Film To The Sales Agent workshop. It was based on a ‘sales schedule’ I had been handed on a real ‘low budget’ feature film I had been consulting on only six weeks ago, so it was very fresh in my mind. […]
Final 2 hours added to Online Masterclass, with many extra hours of bonus material added, including Alex Fazeli!
When I was in LA, I met with film maker Alex Fazeli, shot an interview, and I wrote about it on the blog at the time. His interview is a bonus feature of the now, 14 hour Guerilla Masterclass: Making The World Class Short Film, that is delivered totally online. His interview is about his […]