Friday, 5 September 2014

London Screenwriting Festival is drawing near.

Like my new logo? My son designed it for me. Just got to remind him to finish designing my business cards.

Well I have been keeping busy getting ready for LSF, when I am not being my alter-ego. There are still tickets available so get there if you can.

Things are hotting up as labs, script readings and mentoring schemes come on line. I want to make the most of my time there so am applying for as much as I can. This means getting loglines, one page pitches and scripts up to scratch.

I heard yesterday that I got through the first stage for a mentoring programme. Delighted to see I knew quite a few of the others that got through too. Next week the group of 20 gets reduced to a group of 5. So that is 20 writers holding their breath. Does it seem quieter?

I won't have a fully developed script for all my projects but I aim to have good pitches ready for all of them. Them There Northerners, one of the LSF groups are having a gathering in just over a week.  We will be helping each other get ready with the assistance of some lovely mentors.

That is the nice thing about the writing community.  You pull each other up rather than pushing each other down. I am just as chuffed at a friend getting an opportunity as when I do. Well maybe a little less but only a little.

This will be my first time at the festival. I have wanted to go since it started but my day job always clashed with it. This year, no clash. Yay.

Like a lot of writers there I will be hoping to write a post on each day. From what I have seen for previous years I may be too exhausted to do it.  But I will try.

And what am I doing right now? Well I have the first act of a horror film, Symbiosis, being workshopped at the Theatre by the Lakes. I do enjoy seeing what directors and actors do with a script. Quite excited. I'll let you know how it goes.

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