Where the heck have we been - again? We've been playing with dogs, that's what! In this 'old school' style episode we talk about how we got our children's TV series off the ground, called DOG YEARS. And we discuss how we ran our writers room.
* Youtube clips of BTS - https://youtu.be/o4h6QV8ugTU
This episode is a bit different in that it was recorded live at Writeidea Festival in Whitechapel, London in 2019. It's a fantastic FREE festival about all facets of writing. And we flew the flag for scriptwriting. Very much a Q&A session it covers a wide range of topics including, starting out as a writer, will someone steal your idea, how to get noticed, what can you do to move your idea forward?
Where the hell have we been? Why dear listener, we've been making our second feature, called Future TX. A sci fi adventure movie for all the family. How did we make it? When did it get off the ground? Who's in it? And why did we do it? All are answered for those that seek to hear our words!
See more about the movie at www.futuretx.co.uk
Something a little different in this episode of the podcast. A conversation with David Hendon. He has found a way to get his scripts made, by having them produced as plays. He talks about the proactive nature of being a playwright and how it has helped him move forward with his career.
Vist - https://www.davidhendon.info - for more
In this episode, Danny talks to filmmaker Nev Pierce about his transition from film journalist (Empire, Total Film etc, interviewing top directors around the world) to an emerging writer/director in his own right. Nev has made 4 short films to-date, and has a few feature films in development.
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Danny talks to writer / director Justin Trefgarne who gives the most amazingly candid and detailed story of his debut feature. How it almost never happened, but was saved by a chance meeting. How it ran out of money. How his lead actor had to leave due to having a baby! If you are thinking of writing, directing and producing your first feature then this is a MUST listen for sure.
In this episode we talk about some nuts and bolts issues. How to gain more work as a writer and how to get your finances in order, so you keep your working life on the straight and narrow.
NETWORKING: Some writers dread the idea of talking to new people. But of course new people can mean new business. What tips are there to make networking less stressful and to ensure these kind of events work in your favour?
BUSINESS: What do you actually need to do when you start earning money from writing. Do you need to set up a company? How?
BONUS: We also give a shout out to a new festival near us - http://shortsounds.co.uk - a festival dedicated to the hidden art of sound in film.
INFO: Photo is of a group of us from our own local networking event who met up in Cannes to celebrate the release of local short film Faithless - https://www.facebook.com/faithlessmovie/