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Writing a Treatment I have been hired for a new film project, adapting a book for a feature, and that process starts with presenting a treatment. So I thought I would write how to do that. Cause actually that's a really important skill that no one talks abo...
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Quick Film Review,  MAD MAX: FURY ROAD  The Dreamtime of Jeremy Clarkson  In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is look...
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I just got asked by someone how to get into the film industry as a writer. Thought I would repeat the advice I gave him here. There’s nothing definitive about this, I’m sure there’s lots of ways in, this is just what I know.  First, get a copy of FINAL DRAF...
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film review HYENA
'Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?' Michael Logan is a corrupt cop on the take who gets caught between hi...
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Writing a Book
I am writing a book. I have already sold it. This is much better than writing with your fingers crossed, just hoping that someone will pick it up. I can set myself deadlines, research properly, budget... First draft I call draft zero, cause it is just looki...
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internet is evil
when I wrote BAD TRAFFIC  (my best novel) I didn't have internet at home. I went every morning to the Somali cafe round the corner and paid 50p for half an hour of internet access, and that was long enough to do all my emails and browse the news. Apart from...
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QUICK WRITING One of my favourite Brit films is LONDON TO BRIGHTON. It follows a prostitute and a child running from a horrible pimp who wants to kill the kid. Check it out. It's a chase film, simple and direct, and very affecting. One thing that interests ...
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