A Whole New World

I've been knee-deep in development work for my projects this past month, responding to some thought-provoking notes on Steampunk Assassins from Ste Russell at Loves Me Not Films and attempting to whip The Greenwich Problem into shape before sending it out to producers. However, three opportunities came along this week that had me dusting off old projects and exploring their potential. The first was a call for feature screenplays based in and around Europe, which required writing a treatment for said screenplay. This seemed like a perfect fit for The Local, my Script Frenzy screenplay about an English doctor joining Welsh villagers in their fight against a construction company. A very "local" European story! Unfortunately, I loathe treatments and I haven't done a pass on The Local for about four months, so I needed to re-familiarise myself with the ins-and-outs of Act 2 to try and sell my story. Still ongoing, but my personal editor is on it. The second is news of a...
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Script Frenzy 2011

Yup, it's official - I just signed up to Script Frenzy! What it is, do you cry? The challenge is simple: 30 days. 100 pages. I completed two NaNoWriMos back in 2006 and 2007 and, though they're still sitting unedited on my hard drive, the sense of drive and camaraderie was amazingly intense. Also, I write much better to deadlines. Cases in point: Red Planet Prize and Laughing Stock. My Script Frenzy is a romantic comedy feature and goes like this: The Local - When a Welsh village pub is threatened by a ruthless construction company, the villagers and their new English doctor must put aside their differences to protect their way of life. As an Englishwoman who's adopted Wales as her homeland, this story strikes a chord with me. I'm hoping I can do it justice in just one month. Wish me luck! ...
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