Tag: screenplays

  • Interview#8…Interview Barbara Jane Mackie, scriptwriter, screenwriter, author, composer and lyricist!

    Interview#8…Interview Barbara Jane Mackie, scriptwriter, screenwriter, author, composer and lyricist!

    Barbara Jane Mackie is a BBC trained script and screenwriter, author, composer and lyricist.  That’s pretty impressive to say the least! Barbara’s work covers both TV (Dalziel & Pascoe, Dangerfield, Mimi, Cowboy Girls) and theatre (Rumpy Pumpy!) so I was very keen to speak to a writer who transitions through genres to impart some words of […]

  • Behind the scenes with John Lone – War (2007)

    Behind the scenes with John Lone – War (2007)

    Behind the scenes of the film War

  • Voicing distorted perceptions

    Voicing distorted perceptions

    Accents!  I love them..no that’s a lie, I am fascinated by accents, it’s something I touch upon in my upcoming film review too. My accent is odd and I am mocked regularly by my friends… its a combination of all the places I have lived.  Romford is my birth place (a town now swallowed into […]

  • Establishing good habits…

    Establishing good habits…

    Establishing good habits Although bad habits are more interesting, establishing good habits will really improve your own writing.  Another tip which has helped enormously with my work has been to read a few pages of a script a day, doesn’t take much effort at all and can be done in your lunch hour, on your […]

  • Actor’s read through night…hearing Bertie’s voice for the first time…

    When I first started writing the story I decided to stop mid-point and do what has been suggested by many screenwriting books and get an actors read through arranged. Principally to see if the dialogue sounded believable – I was quite excited to hear some of the scenes – and to be honest, my words […]

  • The Last Emperor #inspiration

    The Last Emperor #inspiration

    The last and third film I would like to discuss which influenced my story is The Last Emperor. Like many people reading this blog, I’ve seen this film many, many times and as you can imagine find it very difficult to summarise quite what I like about this magnificent masterpiece from Bernardo Bertolucci without the […]

  • The Hunted #inspiration

    The Hunted #inspiration

    So, as I mentioned previously my character Bertie was born out of some of John Lone’s previous performances – which ones? Well, there are three of his films that stand out significantly to me and I will review each one per blog post. The films deserve that rather than being stacked and cluttered into one […]

  • Post#4…The Hunted #inspiration

    Post#4…The Hunted #inspiration

    So, as I mentioned previously my character Bertie was born out of some of John Lone’s previous performances – which ones? Well, there are three of his films that stand out significantly to me and I will review each one per blog post. The films deserve that rather than being stacked and cluttered into one […]

  • Interview#6…Interview with Paul Zeidman, Screenwriter

    Interview#6…Interview with Paul Zeidman, Screenwriter

    Paul Zeidman is a screenwriter based out of one of my favourite cities, San Francisco!  I met Paul in a screenwriting group on Facebook and as a rookie have been very appreciative of the articles and guidance that he shares with us all!  An insider’s knowledge and expertise is like gold-dust! His writing credits include […]

  • Interview#5…Ho-Ling Tang, Composer

    Interview#5…Ho-Ling Tang, Composer

    Originating from Hong Kong, Ho-Ling Tang is a talented composer, orchestrator and arranger.  Based in Hong Kong she is busy working on multiple projects which encompasses film and TV scores, theatre and video games.   I posed Ho-Ling some questions about her work, specifically how essential music is to film and TV success. At what age […]

  • Should you reject rejection?

    Should you reject rejection?

    Social media is something I have been looking to reduce substantially since deciding to continue writing my series.  The hours I must spend mindlessly scrolling my Instagram wall, tweeting crap and seeing what my mates are up to on Facebook must be quite a substantial chunk of the day and time that’s better spent being […]

  • Post#4…Should you reject rejection?

    Post#4…Should you reject rejection?

    Social media is something I have been looking to reduce substantially since deciding to continue writing my series.  The hours I must spend mindlessly scrolling my Instagram wall, tweeting crap and seeing what my mates are up to on Facebook must be quite a substantial chunk of the day and time that’s better spent being […]