‘Click or attach? (part 3)

November 27, 2019
Bob Eckhard

  Hi all, And welcome to part three of our ‘click or attach?’ mini-series, looking at the alternative approaches writers might consider when sending their fantastic idea to a producer. If you haven’t read the first two posts – you …

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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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‘Click or attach?’ (part 1)

November 12, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, This week we consider the dilemma facing writers when submitting a speculative outline of their project to a production company or responding to a ‘call out’ for scripts. Here, I’m talking about the inner turmoil of: will my …

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Why producing your own script may be good for health and well-being? (part 4)

November 5, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Hot on the heels of the last two posts that considered the benefits of producing your own script with respect to TV, today I’d like to explore how the creative decision to produce can have a positive affect on …

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Why producing yourself might be the best thing yet! (part 3)

October 29, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Firstly, apologies to those who are reading this post and wondering what happened to my promised blog of ‘Why producing yourself will be good for health and wellbeing?’ Rest assured, it’s coming but has been temporarily shelved until …

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

October 22, 2019
Bob Eckhard

  Hi all, Following on from last week’s post about the seminar I attended a few years ago at the Soho Theatre in which the speaker admitted that scripts sent to BBC Writersroom seldom end up being made into TV …

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

October 17, 2019
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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KIcking your can or making a film?

October 1, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Yes, it’s a tin can with the wrapper removed…but to Queen lovers everywhere, it serves up the mnemonic of  the proverbial ‘can’ that is ‘kicked all over the place.’  Whichever way you see it, if you’re a writer, …

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Learning to write clever in a data world?

September 25, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, A few weeks ago, I decided to catch up on all my unread emails – a huge task as there were 300+ Obviously, a lot of the circulars were easy to delete without reading, others not so…but then …

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Can the act of drawing make you a better writer?

September 17, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Today,  I’d like to explore how the act of drawing can be an invaluable process in shaping our stories and resolving issues within them. I first became aware of the benefits of drawing back in the mid-90s while studying an Open …

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