Wednesday, 19 January 2011

David & Judy’s Script Club 2.0

A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool?
David & Judy's Script Club.

And so was born the totally original, completely non plagiarised, gobsmackingly brilliant tag line for the relaunch of Dave Melkevik's script club.

You can pay the mostly exorbitant fees for all the one day courses that claim they will teach you how to write screenplays that you want. But the best and most economically viable way to improve your writing is to read scripts.

Dave doesn't care cos he's smart enough to just be doing this for himself. But I was disappointed there weren't more comments during last years club. The first script this time is The Social Network.

We all know it's gonna win Best Adapted Screenplay. So the real question is, can you afford not to read it?

And it's my birthday - so I can yell if I want to

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Massive Action Day

I've been back a week tomorrow, after a lovely trip. Being on a plane or on holiday is without a doubt the best time to catch up on some movies. 14 or so days saw Despicable Me, Made in Dagenham, The Other Guys, True Grit, The King's Speech, The Expendables, The Fighter, The Book of Eli, The Social Network, The Switch and The Season of the Witch.


Will probably look at some of those a bit closer soon.

However, and I don't know if it's new year's resolutions kicking in, but I have been greeted by a deluge of reading work. So much so that I haven't added to the first act of a new script I started whilst away. So this is just a post to check back in, wish everyone well, and let you all know about Massive Action Day.

Check it out. Jurgen Wolff has come up with an idea to get your new year off to a writerly start. If you're around this Saturday it looks like there's nothing to lose. And it could be fun too. I don't work on Saturday's but if you do join in, let us know how it goes.

Thanks to Janice Day for letting me know about this.