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FilmarketHub’s 2021 TV Pilot Screenwriting Contest is now live! A unique opportunity to demonstrate your writing talent and connect with key players in the industry. The winning TV pilot will be awarded with a 2.000€ cash prize and a script development coaching session with Karol Griffiths, while the two finalists will receive 500€ each. …

The books will be available to order in March 2021 I have worked with writers for more than 40 years. During this time I have seen some writers do very well and others struggle. Sometimes the difference between the two is simply talent. But there are also many things successful …

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In Chapter 2 of Volume 1, in the Chapter on Grabbing your audience, I look at some ideas to make writers more aware of the need to connect with the audience: as Jon Boorstin puts it, that connection is with the head, heart and guts of the audience, or cerebral, …

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Another invaluable website: INDUSTRIAL SCRIPTS. They have just published a great blog about writing stories based on fact. It is a balanced and thoughtful appraisal of the pros and cons. And they have 500 other blogs so check them out: https://industrialscripts.com/fact-and-fiction/ From Stage 32 (check them out, another great website) …

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There are many sources; some require subscriptions, some not. The main trades in the UK  are BROADCAST for TV and SCREEN INTERNATIONAL for movies. Then there is VARIETY which is pretty international, and there are various others. Some are websites and some are groups you can join. All share information and …

For a start no two days are the same. And pre-covid was different from covid and probably will be different once we have got the better of covid.

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For writers to be more successful they need to understand the world from the producers’ pov. In over 40 years of working on behalf of writers with producers, I have realised how incredibly hard most producers work and how little they get paid sometimes, sometimes even less than the writers! …