Why producing your own script might be the best thing yet! (part 2)

May 4, 2021
Bob Eckhard

  (pic of actors Laura England and Tom Cove who acted/recorded my audio production last year) Hi all, Following on from last week’s post about the seminar I attended  at the Soho Theatre in which the speaker admitted that scripts …

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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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Why writing the script just isn’t enough.

April 7, 2021
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, I posted this a couple of years ago but I still see the same old complaint from writers about scripts being overlooked by ‘gatekeepers’ searching for the next new thing. Now, while I have some sympathy and experience …

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Ways to get ahead – part 3

November 18, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Continuing our mini-series on the best way to pitch your projects – that is  images with narrated storyline OR a talking head to camera, I’d like to introduce my ‘Weighing Room’ pitch as an example of how the accompanying sensorial …

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Ways to get ahead – part 2

November 12, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hello! Following on from the last post in which I made a case that your short pitch is better delivered in images rather than your smiling face to camera. Not that there is anything wrong with your  smiling face but …

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Ways to get a head start – pitching (part 1)

November 4, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Today we start a mini-series on pitching – and let me say from the outset, these posts are not a ‘how to pitch’ guide because you’ll find lots of advice about that on the Internet. No – these posts are …

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Presenting the whole package

October 7, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, This week I came across a 10 min video that TV and screenwriters may find useful when developing or presenting their projects. After watching it, my first response was to save the video for future reference then print-off …

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Developing Creative Discipline – part 12

September 10, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Well… …it seems like the ideas for the ‘Developing Creative Discipline’ strand just keep coming. This week, we consider what to do after the script is written – and let me be clear here,  I am not talking about sending it …

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Developing Creative Discipline – part 11

September 3, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Hot on the heels of finding time to write, we consider the value of reading. This week – the importance of books that will help you to become a better writer. Interestingly, three of the books (in the …

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Developing Creative Discipline – part 2

June 17, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, A few weeks ago I watched a Royal Television Society online interview with Sally Wainwright which was really interesting. Among the many questions about her thoughts on past and present projects, one question drew my interest of this …

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