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This week in our Industry Diary… September 14-20

This week in our Industry Diary… September 14-20

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…)

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…)

WriteMovies Academy – more acclaim from users for our Virtual Film School!

WriteMovies Academy – more acclaim from users for our Virtual Film School!

Having started the launch of our new virtual film school last year, the verdict is in from our most recent crop of learners – and they’ve had a lot of good things to say! Here’s what the latest WriteMovies Academy reviews are telling us…

Looking at Phase 1 – “Concept and Theme Development” – users have rated the quality of the WriteMovies Academy at an average of over 90%, with a rating of 94% for the presenter, 92% for the presentation content, and 90% for the activities done as part of the course.

But most important thing is the progress they’ve made: users reported a boost in confidence regarding the subject matter of almost 29%, and confidence in the improvement of their own projects of 23%!

We’re thrilled to see these results – WriteMovies is always dedicated to great storytelling and to opening the door for writers. Taking a closer look at the WriteMovies Academy reviews, here’s what a few of our users had to say…

  • Gave me ideas how to fix a few stumbling blocks”
  • “I started understanding the commerciality of script”
  • “I’ve enjoyed the session and have started formulating ideas”
  • “Liked the interactive activities”

You’ll soon all be able to share in our virtual film school. We’ll be providing previews and mini-videos from the Academy to give you a taste of what it’s like – so keep an eye out for further announcements about that!

And for now, click here to take a look at WriteMovies Academy. From developing your ideas to pitching to industry, we’ve got something for everyone, wherever you’re at in your writing journey!