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42 Ways To Improve Your Screenplay

  Screenwriters Slogans For The Wall… by Alexander MacKendrick © The Estate of Alexander Mackendrick At the London Screenwriters’ Festival, Paul Cronin delivered a terrific session on Alexander Mackendrick and the preverbal language of cinema. Paul also sent me some scans (above) of the aphorisms Mackendrick had stuck to his wall when he taught […]

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‘Spaced’, ‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ and ‘Scott Pilgrim’… Edgar Wright at the London Screenwriters’ Festival ‘Spaced’, ‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ and ‘Scott Pilgrim’… Edgar Wright at the London Screenwriters’ Festival! At the eleventh hour, Edgar agreed to join us at the festival and delivered an inspiring session to a crammed cinema of screenwriters and film makers. Please remember to add your comments on the interview below. If […]

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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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A collection of movie posters with nemo on them.

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 […]

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Making ‘Zombie Undead’ at The Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass

For the opening of The Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass, I asked Rhys Davies to speak about his experience making ‘Zombie Undead’, a micro budget horror that he successfully sold in the UK. You can watch the video above. I was particularly pleased in that this session was to be followed by Gareth Unwin and ‘The […]

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Kings Speech

How can you go from being a struggling film maker and writer all the way to the Oscars and BAFTA's? Meet Gareth, he just did it!

FREE EVENT FOR London Screenwriters Festival 2011 delegates and The Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass delegates. Only a few years ago, Gareth Unwin was a struggling film maker, working on low budget films and shorts as a first assistant director. And on Feb 27th, he picked up the Oscar for Best Film, as producer of ‘The […]

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The little blue line of death…

Those of you who attended the festival will have seen Chris Huang running around like crazy, managing the four camera and sound teams who were filming the sessions. He was clearly a glutton for punishment as on the final day he asked if he could edit them too. As we filmed around 40 sessions, each […]

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Crime Pays

  From guest blogger Leilani Holmes at the London Screenwriters Festival 2010 The last semiar I did today was Crime Writing with Rick Drew, Daniel Eckhart, Andrew Taft and Barbara Machin. Crime is one of the most popular genres and in the workshop the writers discussed with us why that might be. The overall consensus seemed […]

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Cutting Edge #LSWF

From guest blogger Leilani Holmes at the London Screenwriters Festival 2010 Tim Clague, Alexis Nolant, Julian Gerighty, Andy Walsh and Rhianna Pratchet held a session this morning on writing for games. I think of all the workshops this is one that shows that there has been a large variety of writing advice taking place in […]

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Fuelled by People

  From guest blogger Leilani Holmes at the London Screenwriters Festival 2010 Any festival is really only ever as good as it’s people. And screenwriting is about people, it’s about touching people, watching people, learning about people, and hearing people’s stories. I have to say that one of the things that will always stay with […]

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BBC2 to show my feature film on the opening day of the London Screenwriters Festival

What a wonderful bit of serendipity. On Friday, the opening day of the festival, at 55 minutes past midnight (which I know is technically Saturday), BBC 2 is screening ‘Urban Ghost Story’. What a simply marvellous way to open the festival! So if you have never seen it, now is your chance. It was screened […]

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