Friday, 25 March 2011

London Comedy Writers' Festival: Meet the Producer of 5 of the Biggest British films of all time‏

The London Comedy Writers' Festival is thrilled to announce an exclusive, one night only, in depth Q&A with Barnaby Thompson, Head of Ealing Studios, the home of British Film Comedy and the oldest continuously working film studio in the world.

As Head of Ealing and co-founder of Fragile Films, Barnaby is one of a handful of British Producers who single headedly have the power and influence to greenlight a project with the shake of a hand. He is the Producer of the fourth highest grossing British Film of all time - 'St. Trinian's' - and has produced 5 of the top 20 British independent movies of all time.

From '
Wayne's World' to 'Spiceworld', everything that Barnaby Thompson touches turns to (Fritton's) gold! So join us for this exclusive session with one of the UK's most prolific and successful producers and ask the man directly how to get your script to the top of his pile.

Tickets: £10 (buy here) or free to Comedy Writers Festival Delegates (buy festival pass here)
Date: March 30th
Time: 7.00 - 9.30pm
Venue: Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, London W5 5EP

Sign up to the Comedy Writers Festival here

Remember you can get a £25 discount by using the discount code janiceday

Thursday, 10 March 2011

London Screenwriting Agents Use Crowd-Sourcing Platform Circalit to Find Thriller Screenplays

London screenwriting agents, Dench Arnold, have teamed up with Circalit to source screenplays online. The crowd-sourcing phenomenon has already proved successful in industries such as music and charity, and is now being replicated in the screenwriting sector. Screenwriters post up their thriller screenplays online at Circalit ( where the online community read and rate the entrants, giving writers feedback on their work. The most popular scripts are then considered for representation by Dench Arnold.

Elizabeth Dench commented, “We’re very happy to be using Circalit to source talented new writers. We hope this competition demonstrates the power of crowd-sourcing to access a global pool of talent.”

Any member of the public can upload their screenplay to the competition for free at One entry per person only. All submissions are open to public voting, but writers may choose how much of their script they wish to share with the public. The deadline for entries is 1st May 2011.

About Circalit
Circalit is a platform which connects writers with industry professionals. Launched in mid 2010, Circalit enables writers to post up their work in a copyright secure environment, receive feedback, build a network, and enter free writing competitions. Film producers, publishers, agents and other industry professionals are able to use the Circalit community to crowd source new literary talent and tap into the talent pool of rising stars. Circalit’s aim is to unearth new literary talent.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Guding Lights: Deadline next Friday

This kinda snuck up on me but the deadline for the Guiding Lights mentoring scheme is Friday 11th March.

You can find all the details by clicking on the link above. It's not an entry level thing. You need a small track record to be eligible. But if you do, it's well worth applying for. The mentors they get are top quality and some prestigious championing your work is - in my opinion - one of the best ways to get ahead in the industry.

Good luck

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Comedy Festival Ticket - Apologies

As equality sweeps through the Middle East (well, ahem, that's the idea) it's only right it should prevail
here too.

Unfortunately Janice's big heart and my unquenchable desire to be liked has this time exceeded our reach.

The £30 discount we offered yesterday is unfair to the other people working hard to sell tickets at the standard £25 discount.

So apologies for any inconvenience caused. Please still click here to buy tickets for the exciting festival and use the janiceday discount to get £25 off!

Still a bargain. Still an event not to be missed.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

London Comedy Writers Festival: BIGGEST discount in Town

A lot of (very nice) people are running around offering you good people a £25 discount off the upcoming London Comedy Writers Festival - 9th & 10th of April.

But I just really like to be liked - so, once again courtesy of Janice Day, I'm offering you the biggest discount around.

I won't be there myself because the main festival is on a Saturday - but its got a great line up. Check out the list of speakers already on board.

So if you want to buy a ticket with £30 OFF - go here - and enter the discount code janiceday