WRITERS & RECOMMENDATIONS

Hi There, SCRIPT READING & DEVELOPMENT Q&A July 18th 6pm – 2 ½ hour session on zoom for max 8 people. As of Thursday July 11th, there is one spot remaining for this session – Script Reading & Development Q&A – Philip Shelley, Script Consultant (script-consultant.co.uk) THE GENERAL ELECTION Is it just me or is […]

SCRIPT LIBRARY – 12 NEW SCRIPTS

  Hi There, I’m very pleased to have been able to add 12 new scripts to my website SCRIPT LIBRARY. https://script-consultant.co.uk/script-library/ One of the things that is brought home to me every year by the huge amount of script reading I do for the entries for the CHANNEL 4 SCREENWRITING COURSE, the GREENLIGHT SCREENWRITING LAB […]

CHANNEL 4 SCREENWRITING COURSE 2024 SCRIPTS

CHANNEL 4 SCREENWRITING COURSE – THIS YEAR’S 12 SCRIPTS ‘Screenwriting is strange because you start imagining a purely visual story — but the first stage is to reduce it to a written outline — then you have to turn it into this very formulaic, rigid screenplay (with its own codes and catchphrases and even its […]

NEW – DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY

Hi There, An apology – but this week’s newsletter is entirely self-publicising  – for a new / updated part of my script consultancy – https://script-consultant.co.uk/production-companies/ DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY Having run the Channel 4 screenwriting course for 14 years and the Greenlight Screenwriting Lab for Irish screenwriters for 2 years, having worked with over 2000 writers through […]

GENERAL MEETINGS – JAMIE HEWITT

Hi There, This fortnight, a very big THANK YOU to JAMIE HEWITT for providing me with his thoughts about GENERAL MEETINGS FOR WRITERS. Jamie is a very experienced and outstanding development producer in the drama department at Tiger Aspect in London (also an excellent screenwriter). He has twice been a script editor on the Channel […]

LOGLINES

Hi There, LOGLINES In the last couple of years, we have asked writers submitting projects to the Channel 4 screenwriting course to also submit loglines. I realise this can be very challenging but it’s been enormously helpful and instructive to us when reading the scripts. I feel very privileged to be able to look at […]

CHANNEL 4 SCREENWRITING COURSE – READER FEEDBACK Part 4 – SAM CORMOR

Hi There, This fortnight’s screenwriting newsletter is the penultimate reader feedback from the 2024 Channel 4 screenwriting course readers. (The final missive by the brilliant Ray McBride will feature in the April 19th newsletter). But this time a huge thank you to Sam Cormor – for not only doing a brilliant job as script reader […]

THE MAGIC STORY TREE?

THE MAGIC STORY TREE? What I’m trying to illustrate here is just how many amazing stories (and character ideas) there are out there in the big wide world, stories available for you to use, adapt, make your own. All of the below strike me as fascinating starting points for dramatic story. In each instance you […]