Black representation in Film interview

September 2, 2018

About to go and do an interview on BBC Radio Nottingham about representation of black culture on film.
Framed around recent released discussed in prior post and hoping to discuss my paper due to present in Milan in 10 days and the new BA (Hons) filmmaking course at ntu that I lead and how these all connect.

BBC Writer’s Room

February 20, 2011

Check out BBC Writer’s Room. Some interesting blog posts. One by a script reader which outlines the ‘ten page read’ rule. Not many places that will guarantee your script a read and some feedback if they rate it in any way. I was going to say for free but your license fee might be seen by some as a partial payment. However you conceive it check out similar script consultancy fees and compare. While that consultancy fee will no doubt guarantee some kind of response and maybe quicker than Writer’s Room what level of access will it get you? Consider the bbc’s output and the benefits that might accrue from being in some way inside that system.

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The Silence

July 16, 2010

After a recommendation I caught episodes 1 & 2 of The Silence on BBC iPlayer. Interesting premise and really well done so far. Douglas Henshall, Gina McKee, Hugh Bonneville and Dervla Kirlan are all in the piece directed by Dearblha Walsh. Two episodes left to watch. Episode 1 is available until 22nd July with the others being available until shortly after that date. Catch it if you can, very strong screenplay by writer Fiona Seres.

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Lennon Naked

June 27, 2010

Just caught Lennon Naked on the bbc iplayer after the broadcast ealrier this week. Liked it. It took 7 years of his life and used that to explore his past. 7 years of creative exploration that hinted at his future also. Good approach that felt fresh. Strong performance by christopher eccleston as Lennon.

5 Days in May

May 29, 2010

BBC WritersRoom have an interesting little project 5 Days in May. really rapid turnaround but why not go for it?

24 Degrees Readings_thoughts

March 10, 2009

The 24 degrees readings:

  • Rosemary Jenkinson Basra Boy (stage)
  • Geraint Jones Cocks and Robbers (TV)
  • Laura Lomas Ashes (stage)
  • Emily Steel Boom Boom (radio)
  • Tom Wells God and that (stage)
  • Chris Wilson Playing the Game (Radio)
  • were performed last friday at the Royal Court. They were all Directed and casted pieces.

    All were good and well performed. I particularly liked Playing the Game (Chris Wilson) and Ashes (Laura Lomas). The Playing the Game excerpt was a funny monologue about a boy struggling with the family dynamics after the loss of his mum, I think.  Ashes was a scene set on skegness beach between a boy and his estranged alcoholic dad. Touching portrayal of two people desperately trying to connect.

    What was interesting was it was difficult to place the pieces as to the nature of the  excerpts out of context, so this is why I think the plays were about the above rather than know. I havent read a full draft of any of the 24 Degrees peices other than mine. Talking to Emily Steel (Boom Boom) afterwards and her excerpt consisted of various moments from the play conflated together.   So the Director had seen these moments as being significant to put together to give a flavour of the piece, almost regardless of where they occured in the play. It worked very well.

    I had some good verbal feedback about Carcass from the BBC Writers’ room scriptreader and am looking forward to receiving the feedback electronically. I wish to develop it to send on to the Film Council First Feature Script Development fund so am trying to wait for the feedback before I do so.

    it’s been a good project and I will try and keep in contact with some of the writers i’ve met.

    24 Degrees Mentor- Debbie Tucker Green

    October 8, 2008

    My 24 degrees mentor Debbie Tucker Green is having a braodcast of her play Random this Saturday on BBC Radio 3. Click here for details.

    If you miss it remember that you can listen to it online for up to a week after.

    Here’s a review of Random and another here

    BBC Writers Room Competition

    June 3, 2008

    Just seen this. Competition. Click on Sharps link. Going to enter carcass for it. Send something in if you have something. You never know…

    BBC Writers Room is a good resource I think. The script reading service is good, Not that many places read unsolicited scripts and provide feedback on it for free!!

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