So lockdown changed a lot of things, and in the long run one of the most important will be our relationship to the places we work.
This week continues our new wave of industry outreach and check-ins. We’ve been checking on the state of the industry as we continue globally settling into the long-term changes compelled by COVID-19, attending the WGGB AGM. (more…)
We’ve been conducting a joint survey of writers with an international theatre company to establish what support writers need in their Career Development right now, and to help us plan new products and services to meet those needs. Here’s a first sight of what we’ve learned… (more…)
We work with several established directors, such as double Oscar-nominee and double BAFTA-winner Habib Zargarpour, both as producers and as analysts. We get to consider works for them to direct, or for us to produce with them attached as director, or just to recommend they consider. Sometimes we’re sent books or scripts by writers’ agents or publishers, other times we’re considering the submissions to WriteMovies, other times we put a call out for something specific we think we could sell right now. So while assessing recent submissions from publishers, I thought we’d share thoughts about how to select projects for directors, producers or actors as clients… (more…)
Our lockdown-inspired 100-Day Creative Challenge has now come to an end, and we hope it’s given you some useful diversions, structure and new thoughts and insights! We’ll now meld the Challenges into new courses and materials, for example for our Academy Lite and Academy subscribers to help guide and structure their daily mentoring services: if you’d like our input from as little as $99pcm let us know! Don’t forget we’ve also been requesting you to let us know what career goals you have and what help you’ll need – results will be collated this week but you can still submit to the survey here!
As we’ve also been taking stock of our current projects and starting a new phase of outreach to industry, it’s a good time to look in more detail at my thoughts from the start of the crisis, and how they compare to how things have turned out. Here’s a point-by-point reassessment of what I recommended to writers then, and how all those things look now… (more…)
It’s a busy one as many initiatives start to get off the ground at the same time! I’m live-blogging for this website and social media as I work, so the results will be a wide range of in-the-moment insights into working in the industry in script development and production, released as articles as we work! Stay tuned here and to our social media and latest website articles for updates about… (more…)
So when we can, we like to show you under the hood at WriteMovies to reveal how we pitch your scripts and progress our productions and ventures in the industry. Things often go quiet from July till mid-September, for example because producers are often filming or on holiday, so there’s a lot to pick up right now – which makes this a great time to look ahead in our new Industry Diary! And we’ve got a lot to plan for: resale of our feature film THE LIST, potentially producing a new feature film, pitching our winners, project selection for eminent directors we work with, online sessions and other collaborations – to name just a few. (more…)