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Episode 68: Martin Fisher
January 07, 2019 01:11 PM PST
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In this bonus podcast Jan Caston grabs a chat with BBC light entertainment radio and TV legend Martin Fisher. In an overview of his career he talks about the early writing rooms, how radio can be a big break and also about changes to the biz.

Episode 67: How to make a second feature
September 12, 2018 11:16 AM PDT
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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

Episode 66: David Hendon - playwright
March 09, 2018 07:31 AM PST
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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

Episode 65: John Lloyd
March 15, 2018 01:05 PM PDT
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In this extra special edition, Jan Caston interviews TV comedy legend John Lloyd, best known for his work on programmes the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Blackadder and QI.

Episode 64 - Nev Pierce
January 12, 2018 07:19 AM PST
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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.

Watch & Find out more at Nev's site
Twitter: twitter.com/nevpierce
Facebook: http://facebook.com/Nevillepiercefilm

Support the podcast and buy our ESSENTIAL UK Scriptwriter's Survival Handbook - http://amzn.to/2umyLGJ

Episode 63: Justin Trefgarne
July 14, 2017 06:55 AM PDT
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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.

Some links:
Justin's website - http://justintrefgarne.com/
His twitter - https://twitter.com/handheldcamera
Our book (buy it!) - http://amzn.to/2umyLGJ

Episode 62: Networking and Business
June 20, 2017 09:59 AM PDT
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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/

LINKS: Find us on iTunes - tinyurl.com/ukscriptpodcast
And on twitter - https://twitter.com/UKscriptwriters
And on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ukscriptwriterspodcast/

Episode 61: Martin Day
May 11, 2017 03:16 AM PDT
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Is there a career ladder that writers can move up on anymore? It used to be that you would start on regular 'soaps' and then move into ongoing drama and then onto your own shows. Is that even possible anymore? Experienced TV writer and WGGB rep for the South West, Martin Day, talks about his own career. It's had ups and downs of course, but most interestingly, what has changed most has been the business of TV writing.

See more about Martin at www.martinday.co.uk and find him on twitter - @sirdigbychicken

Episode 60: Documentaries, with Joe Martin
March 20, 2017 09:41 AM PDT
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This episode we talk to Joe Martin about something a bit different - documentaries. Although Joe's latest film (Us and Them) is fiction he has previously created many documentaries, including the doc feature "Keep Quiet" about far right politician Csanád Szegedi. So he is ideally placed to talk about drama-docs and the increase use of story consultants within the doc world.

His IMBD = http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5630563/

Episode 59: Pete and Nat from Treehouse Digital
February 05, 2017 12:11 PM PST
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This episode we interview Peter Stanley-Ward and Natalie Conway from Treehouse Digital. A couple of writers who are also an actual couple!

They made their way via a low budget horror feature into launching a production company and making fantastic shorts.

How did they do it? Who helped? What lessons have they learned? Is it better to make a feature and learn that way, rather than go to Uni? And we compare our self / crowd funded movie with their one funded via Creative England - which way is better?

Treehouse Digital: http://www.treehousedigital.com
Litterbugs (their short): http://www.litterbugsthemovie.com

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