Log in Register
 
RSS Feed Twitter MySpace Facebook Digg Flickr Delicious YouTube

Self-Help Writing Workshop?

Home Forums Writing Self-Help Writing Workshop?

This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Profile photo of Brian Barnes Brian Barnes 10 years, 4 months ago.

Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #266576
    Profile photo of Brian Barnes
    Brian Barnes
    Member

    Hello Everybody.
    This is total “Blue Skies Thinking”, but I’m just curious to see if there’s any interest in my idea…
    I’m a filmmaker of over 20 years’ standing. For a living, I’ve been directing and editing corporate videos and the occasional cheesy TV gameshow all my professional life – I’ve never had a day job. I’ve also made 17 short films, a few have won awards and many have sold to TV around the world.
    For the past 15 years I have been trying to find or develop a feature script, so that I can make my first feature film. Naturally, as an unknown myself, I have no *real* money or backers (why else would I be posting here?), so I can’t just pick up the phone and call David Mamet and ask him to write me a script.
    Therefore I have always relied on asking for script submissions from other unkowns. Many years later, I’ve now read hundreds of scripts and the problem I have found is that there is seemingly no end of wannabe writers out there, but they just don’t seem to understand what makes a decent script, so I have always had to write my own in order to make my shorts.
    However, writing a feature is a whole different ball game. I know – I’ve written one and shopped it round. And now I know that I can’t write a feature myself…
    So, what to do?
    I reckon we need to help each other out. I can offer the benefit of my filmmaking knowledge and experience and you can offer your writing ideas and energy.
    The idea that I have floating round in my head is to run a regular writing workshop where writers and I can huddle together and hammer out ideas and help each other along in the quest to develop stronger scripts. I can instantly tell you where you’re going right or wrong, what works and what doesn’t, and if we come up with a strong script, I have the kit, contacts and access to some small amounts of finance to get something rolling in short order.
    How about it? Am I just shouting down a blind alley, or is there some real passion out there to get things working?
    If you’re interested, please get in touch with a brief line or two about yourself and your writing ambitions. If possible, do send a paragraph or two detailing what scripts you have on offer already and what you feel your writing strengths and weaknesses are.
    If there is enough interest, I will find a Central London venue and we can get together and talk through some ideas. For the avoidance of all doubt, I am not trying to sell anything and I don’t expect any kind of payment for my time or services.
    Check me out and get in touch at http://www.brianbarnes.co.uk
    “Remember – the future is unwritten.”

Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Skip to toolbar