Author: StephenMay

July 25, 2017 StephenMay

  Click the link below to book tickets for this 5-day story development/marketing event TICKETS:  YOU are your story at the BFI Southbank, 29th July – 3rd August 2017 Click below for access to further story development resources on The Screen Arts Institute site. RESOURCES: The Screen Arts Institute’s story development and marketing  What is…

July 6, 2017 StephenMay

  Is the power of Rotten Tomatoes good for diverse indie filmmaking? Could be. Critics’ scores are driving ticket sales rather than the audience scores and their “word of mouth”. And the collated Critics response tends to favour strong storytelling, originality and risks in film grammar. Just check the films that have scored 100% over…

May 6, 2017 StephenMay

CLICK LINK BELOW FOR FULL DETAILS. DETAILS FOR: Classic Cinema – Workshops for Filmmakers 2017 Each week: May 15th – Aug 25th Fridays: 10.30 – 5pm  Workshop This a series of x 16 day-long workshops.  Each workshop is prompted by a classic movie, but links, immediately, to the attending filmmaker’s works-in-progress. Filmmakers will work in…

October 5, 2016 StephenMay

      “I came out with two projects picked up by producers who had been a tutor and mentor – and who both won Oscars during the course.  So I guess the benefits of the course and the quality of the training go without saying.” – Patrick Woodward WE ARE RECRUITING FOR NEXT FEBRUARY’S…

July 7, 2016 StephenMay

Pro Story Development & Marketing runs September to December 2016. to story develop – script – package and sell a feature-length project or long-form TV show. working hand-in-hand with industry. culminating in a market, pitching direct to producers, distributors and agents. Filmmakers will develop their work: through script meetings/outlines/treatments – they will draft or redraft…

May 5, 2015 StephenMay

The Screen Arts Institute held its Film Market at the BFI last month and pitched to the best in the industry (including the Hollywood studios). See the video, Tim Bevan (Working Title) and Hossein Amini (Drive, Jude, Two Faces of January) talk HERE     Attending companies and individuals included: Tim Bevan    Working Title    Co-Chairman…

January 26, 2015 StephenMay

Stephen May, the Director of The Screen Arts Institute, will be running the “Good Acting is Good Writing… and Vice Versa”  Workshop at the BFI’s Future Film Festival on Saturday 21st February, 3pm. Click the link for more info and to book tickets: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=futurefilmfestivalfictionday#3pm ______________ “A workshop with Stephen May, the Director of The Screen…

October 7, 2014 StephenMay

  I had a great trip to Film London last week to chat to Tessa Inkelaar (Development Producer).  She gave excellent advice on how to get your first feature made and distributed. And the first big pointer was to get a “professional” short film made with some public money ie to get yourself on the…