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YOU are your story

  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 […]

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Is Rotten Tomatoes good for indie filmmaking? Could be.

  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 […]

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Classic Cinema – Workshops for Filmmakers 2017

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 […]

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KNOCK IT OUT – evening speed writing at the BFI Southbank, starts 15th May

Write a movie in 10 weeks flat – KNOCK IT OUT.  Starts 15th May at the BFI Southbank. See link below for details. KNOCK IT OUT – speed writing at the BFI  

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JOIN THE OSCAR WINNERS! – BOLDNESS HAS MAGIC – APPLY NOW!

      “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 […]

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Professional Story Development & Marketing Scheme

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 […]

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Bill (Gladiator) Nicholson gives masterclass to SAI filmmakers.

The screenwriter/novelist William (Gladiator) Nicholson visited us a few days ago and gave us a two hour masterclass – including insightful story advice on several of our works-in-progress. To hear the full, nearly two hour, podcast click here  

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SAI pitches to Warner Bros, NBCUniversal, Film4 and so on.

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 […]

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SAI runs BFI Future Film Workshop on 21st Feb

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 […]

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Up to £15,000 short film grants. Apply here.

  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 […]

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