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SCRIPTWRITER. TV. FILM. THEATRE. RADIO, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Saturday, 30 May 2009

(145) DV City Screenwriters Network Meeting

It's a brand new screenwriters group right here in the heart of Pompey, the Jewel of the South.


"DV City Screenwriters Group networking, meeting, and feedback night.
All screenwriters welcome!

Time: June 3, 2009 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: The Arts Lodge, Victoria Park, Angelsea Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 3HJ

Tel: 023 9287 0880


"DV City Screenwriters will meet on the evening of Wednesday 3rd June at the Arts Lodge in Portsmouth, at 6:30pm.
The group will then meet once a month, on the first Wednesday of each month.

Please post to the discussion forum Scripts and Treatments if you have current writing you would like to submit to the group.

We really hope you will welcome this opportunity to meet other local writers, and to share your views regarding developing this community and its links to wider industry.
Look forward to seeing y'all.

DV City Screenwriters"

I'm going along to meet them all so why not come too and meet your favorite Monkey at the same time!

Friday, 29 May 2009

(144) Writers Opportunity

How do you break in as a Scriptwriter?

Go write, take the next write, write again, and keep writing!

"THEY" (cue creepy woo ha ha music and big, deep V.O.) want your horror script and only one hero can stop them...

Cheers to the great Sir Daniel for the generous heads up on the above.

And here's a coupla opps to chase via Talent Circle (free to join).



Has anyone else ever responded to anything on Talent Circle?

"Talent Circle has 46,000 members, making it the world's largest network of people working in independent film and production." apparently, so some of you must have. Let us know about it...

How did it work out? Great? Good? Bad?
Or as the actress said to the Bishop, Indifferent?

Still in contact?
Did it lead to better things?

Please let us know in the comments section, ta.
El Sheiky. xxx

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

(143) Oh Sheiky, where for art thou?

Your favorite monkey is still here. Still bashing the old qwerty, though, must admit, not very frequently on the blog.

Which can be bad for you, I know.

The Doctors reckon you should visit your blog for a concentrated sitting at least once a day.

What? Oh, sorry, that's bog.

Sorry to see so many fave bloggers signing off, but on the other hand glad they're so busy with paying projects.

Actually getting paid to write, whatever next?

A script you've written actually being filmed?

Come on...I know fantasy is our business, but really....


Still coming close but no cigar.

Have had very good feedback on a few projects.

Two of which I'm re-writing whilst respecting the notes, two just seem to be ever changing policy/economic/timing decisions and one which just seems to be love being read by everyone who hasn't actually like, you know, got a cheque book. Or a studio. Or even a camera.

One still expectantly awaiting reply...

But networking and getting there is half the fun, all the experience and worth the education.

Joined this local gaggle of talented scribes http://dvmission.ning.com/ and http://dvmission.ning.com/events/dv-city-screenwriters-network.
Please them check out and feel free to join if you're anywhere nearby. Or have a car.
Our next meet is June 3rd, love to see you there.

I've responded to their requests for shorts and posted two of mine on the site for feedback, funding(!) and a rush of applications to film them(!!!).

I was requested to feedback on a new project by a top scriptwriter you all know. Flattered that my opinion was sought, I have sent back my notes in the hope they help. He'll probably never speak to me again!

Great to see Lucy, Danny, Tim and Robin are still keeping up the high standards of info, advice and opportunities over at their gaffs and that young Jase, Michelle, Chip, & Ollie are chasing Paul, Danny and James up the slippery script writery stardom ladder to success!

Congrats and well dones to all!

See you soon,
El Sheiky. xxx