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Our lockdown recommendations for writers revisited, as our #100DayCC ends…

Our lockdown recommendations for writers revisited, as our #100DayCC ends…

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…)

Privacy Policy Updates

Privacy Policy Updates

The WriteMovies Privacy Policy has been updated, effective from July 1st 2020.

No rights or protections for clients have been removed, but we have updated the Policy to make explicit our simultaneous compliance to the highest international data protection standards as embodied by the California Consumer Protection Act, the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and the UK’s Data Protection Act and evolving relationship to other territories post-Brexit.

We have also extended the GDPR rights of UK/EU citizens to all our customers and followers, in order to continue to embody best practice in these fast-evolving areas of legislation. And we’ve also brought all activities of our partners Talent Scout International Management under the scope of this privacy policy.

Also, for avoidance of doubt, we have now committed to retaining for 7 years any data that might later be required by statutory authorities overseeing financial or tax compliance retrospectively (previously a few of these data types such as Customer Name were separately due for deletion after 5 years).

We’ve also provided greater clarity about how we manage the ‘Other personal data types’ that can from time to time be present, such as within emails, website cookies and hosting logs.

We are also updating our Cookie notifications and settings and these will be clear to you as soon as you visit the site soon.

Click here to see the updated Privacy Policy.

Script Sales from May 2020

Script Sales from May 2020

Script Pipeline has reported on the latest Script Sales from May 2020 – a clear sign that producers and studios are still searching for great scripts through the lockdowns! Here’s our pick of the news.

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How writers should respond to lockdown: a unique opportunity for renewal and progression!

How writers should respond to lockdown: a unique opportunity for renewal and progression!

Magazines on Sunset Boulevard, soon before the lockdown – the world will still need content throughout the crisis: yours can be the answer!

Make a difference, and commit to the best opportunity you’ll ever get to focus on your writing and personal development, guilt free…

So listen:

  • If you identify yourself as a writer, if you’ve been waiting for a chance to make things happen, NOW is your time. Make it count.
  • The industry needs new material like always, and with the writer’s strike combined with the lockdown, they’re not getting it – so make yourself their answer.

Last week, in our Director’s personal analysis of how the Covid-19 outbreak is transforming everyone’s lives and the future, we committed to promoting positive approaches every day to help writers through this unprecedented scenario (click HERE to see why). Today we’re setting out a plan for how writers can do their part to keep themselves healthy, progressing and on track to come out of the other side of the crisis with new strengths and momentum. That’s not encouraging anyone to be selfish: fact is, we all need the people living in lockdown who aren’t sick or bereaved, to stay strong themselves in order to support the people and initiatives that depend on it. (more…)