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Farah Abushwesha
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BAFTA nominated producer and best selling author
BAFTA nominated producer and best selling author

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ROCLIFFE NOTES ON INDUSTRY MISCONCEPTIONS AND REALITIES
INDUSTRY MISCONCEPTIONS AND REALITIES There were so many things I got wrong when I was starting out. The biggest one was not realising that being a freelancer is hard - the easy bit is making a film the hard bit is making a living! That the phrase ‘hurry up...

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ROCLIFFE STORIES: A SCREENWRITER'S PASSAGE - AMANDA DUKE *Closes eyes, clicks heels and repeats This Girl Can*
Last year we launched the first every WRITING FOR CHILDREN call for scripts. One of our three winners   AMANDA DUKE ’s entry,  After Oil , was optioned by Blacklisted Films within weeks of the BAFTA Rocliffe showcase. Duke is now developing an original dram...

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NOTES ON REJECTION - Fall down seven, stand up eight!
Rejection is shite - no two words for it. It hurts and it is painful. I've faced it this week, last week and will probably face it again next week. Whether it is in the personal or professional sense - it's crap but I always put it down to me not being read...

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ROCLIFFE STORIES: A SCREENWRITER'S PASSAGE - LOUIS PAXTON
A SCREENWRITER'S PASSAGE - LOUIS PAXTON This blog is by Louis Paxton whose work THE SPARE ROOM was featured in May 2014 as part of the TV Drama Writing. I think it is so important not just to share these writers work with the world but also their journey.  ...

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ROCLIFFE NOTES ON FINISHING WHAT YOU START
FINISHING WHAT YOU START Nothing you write is ever a waste of time. Even if you don’t finish what you start, it may be of use to you later on. I started writing the Rocliffe Notes book in 2010 but put it aside. Then someone suggested I create a blog, so I u...

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ROCLIFFE STORIES: A SCREENWRITER'S PASSAGE - JOHN HICKMAN
This is a brand new strand in this blog, by our featured writers - telling their journey. We begin with John Hickman . Because the selection process is completely anonymous, we never get to know who the person is behind the voice until we decide upon the wi...

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ROCLIFFE NOTES ON CREATING A SCRIPT
This week I wrote an article in the Irish Star on how on starting writing. Here's it is.  There is an age-old saying that we
all have a story in us. It’s as true as the day it was first uttered. Everyone
is a budding writing – be it for books or scripts. Pe...

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BE YOUR OWN BEST CRITIC – FIVE PAGE TEST
I believe that getting ahead is a combination of talent + connecting with collaborators (commissioners, producers, development execs) + determination. The talent is your script and it's up to you to make it make a great impression – it doesn't have to be pe...

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This time of year, invariably the discussions I seem to be having always lead to presents and what to get people.  In my family, we buy the two children presents, and we adults do kris kindle. We buy a gift of £50 for one person and small stocking fillers o...

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JON CROKER'S TIPS ON WHAT A WRITER SHOULD KNOW
On 2 September, we launched our annual Call for Film Scripts, the final script call of 2014. This year we set a creative brief - submissions must include a scene with two women having a plot-related conversation not about a man or men. This has generated mu...
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