London Screenwriter Festival

October 5, 2021
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Sorry to be off blog recently but I’ve have been rather busy with the London Screenwriter Festival which is still on at the moment – the online section that is which runs through October with sessions being recorded …

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What is the value of a produced script?

June 3, 2021
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Following on from our series on the value of getting things produced, I thought it would be good to consider its benefit in the long-term scheme of things. As some of you will know, back in 2019 I …

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Why producing your own script may be the best thing yet… (part 1)

April 27, 2021
Bob Eckhard

  Hi all, Several years ago, I attended a morning seminar at the Soho Theatre in which a senior BBC reader presented the 10 rules of writing a good script – actually, I probably still have the notes for it …

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Developing a production mindset

March 31, 2021
Bob Eckhard

Good Morning A couple of years ago, I happened across Andrew Price’s excellent seminar.  Although Andrew is a graphic artist, the seven points he makes have application for all creatives whether they are screenwriters, playwrights, novelists, filmmakers or whatever. Okay …

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Why every screenwriter should have a low-budget screenplay in reserve?

March 18, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, As there may not be much else for many of us to do in the coming weeks, I thought a post on writing low-budget screenplays might excite? Okay, I happened across a post by Jacob N Stewart of …

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Planning – the versatile magnetic whiteboard

December 20, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Sorry to be late with the last post of 2019 but I’ve had a few other issues to deal with. Suffice to say any New Year’s Resolution to be better organised in 2020 will still be dependent on …

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‘Click or attach?’ (part 2)

November 19, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Okay, if you haven’t read last week’s post, do that now by clicking here.  Then decide which approach has the best chance of drawing the interest of the director/producer – something that is accessed through a hyperlink and plays OR something …

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The ‘how to’ on making a short film

June 25, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Suffice to say that it wasn’t my intention to set up a mini-series on production but having tackled how to produce a stage play last week, I thought I would balance it out with one on producing film. …

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Are you making space for networking?

June 11, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Yes, yes, I know I’m late advertising the above opportunity – to be honest, I only came across it a few weeks ago – but having returned from The Media Production Show today, I wanted to give you …

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Funding and opportunities

August 22, 2017
Bob Eckhard

  Okay, today’s offering is a handy pdf link for funding, jobs, grants and writing opportunities which I don’t think many people know about. I discovered it a few years ago when I applied to Spread the Word (STW) for …

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