What better way to sign off before Christmas than to point you in the direction of the latest episode of the UK Scriptwriters podcast. In case you didn’t know, me and Tim Clague have been hosting these screenwriting chin-wags since the summer, where we discuss the great and the (not so) good of the UK scriptwriting world.
You can listen on the main website, or via the player below, or subscribe via iTunes, and don't forget the Facebook page and Twitter feed. (Check out my demon hand in the photo! And we're kneeling down! Why?? I don't know.)
In this festive edition, we round up the latest news, which includes what’s happening with the UK Film Council, announce the Red Planet Prize winner, and highlight a few screenwriting opportunities. In the main discussion, we talk about what qualifications you need as a writer (if any), and there's the results of our inaugural movieScope magazine competition.
We’re running the competition again (hey, it is Christmas, after all) so do tune in for a chance to win this fantastic bundle: Movie Magic Software, DVD Screenwriter Series & a subscription to movieScope (plus runners-up prizes!). The question is quite easy this time around (‘what’s the name of the short film I wrote/directed this year?’), and you can email your answers (and/or feedback/comments) to ukscriptwriters @ hotmail.com
We’ll be back in the New Year, and I’ll also have blog updates on the Red Planet Prize (my annual rundown) and my recent experience with Shine’s Big Idea scheme (I got shortlisted down to the last 7 out of over 750 entries, and had to pitch my idea to Shine’s Big Execs).
Right you lot, I’m off for some fine food and wine, generally chilling out, watching a lot of TV/DVDs, and also sneaking in a bit of writing over the break. So, until then, have a great Christmas and here's to a cracking 2011!