Thursday, March 27, 2008


I'm not sure I like rewrites.

On the one hand you get to add to what you've created and change things that don't work. When you finish a script and you spend some time away from it you can view things differently when you come back to it. You see things in a fresh light, generate new, more exciting, entertaining ideas that really lift your work to another level. I really love this part. When something clicks it's a real adrenaline rush.

On the other hand, how much rewriting is too much? You face the danger of reworking your script so much you remove everything that made it good in the first place. Draft after draft can blind you to mistakes and you're so blinkered on the project mistakes and errors can start to creep in. This I hate. When is enough, enough and why can you never step away from your work?

I'd like to know your thoughts.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Green Dot

White Knight came back from the BBC Writersroom.

There was a green dot on the script. Any ideas what that's for, or signifies?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Fully Booked

Yes, I'm booked for the Screenwriters' Festival 2008 in Cheltenham, Tuesday 1st July - Thursday 3rd July 2008.

I have requested a room far enough from Mr. Arnopp so I can't hear him snoring, but close enough to pilfer from his mini bar.

Cheltenham here I come!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Other Cheltenham Festival

The Screenwriters Festival is coming, which will mean drunken screenwriters wandering the streets of Cheltenham unsupervised. Actually that my have just been Mr. Arnopp last year. I heard rumours of a bottle of whisky being consumed, but I'm sure that's all lies knowing what a sober person Jason is.

The Festival takes place in Cheltenham from Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3rd July 2008.

After a disappointing experience the first year I decided not attend in 2007. I now regret this, as whatever failings the festival had in 2006 everyone I've spoken to has said 2007 was much improved. They've done away with the beginners days this year and provided all writers, of all levels, with three days of networking and seminars.

Am I going? I've got to. I can't afford to let another year slip by, I have to be there to pimp myself and my work. So I intend to go fully ladened to the festival, with copies of my CV, outlines, series bibles and scripts; not to mention a bucket load of business cards. I'm gonna chat my arse off for three days, just plonk myself down uninvited next to people and charm my way into their thoughts.

Any networking tips will be gratefully received.