Are you maximising your creative output?

April 2, 2020
Bob Eckhard

In last week’s post, we considered the way that the isolation of Corvid has afforded us time and opportunity. Today, I’d like to return to a post from last year which is the gift that just keeps giving. I refer …

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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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Making a short film poem – step 3

March 4, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Firstly, apologies for the absence of a post last week. I’ve no excuse other than time ran away from me with work and other things. That said, I did spend the Tuesday with six fab actors and Bridget …

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Making a short film poem – step 2

February 19, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Welcome! Those of you who read last week’s post will know that in my attempts to get writers to produce things, I have set a challenge to make a film poem in 3-4 weeks. In that post, I set the …

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Why not make a film poem?

February 12, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, As some of you will know, I am a big advocate of producing your own work – by that I mean, in addition to whatever you are writing and submitting to competitions you should also be getting things made …

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Five reasons why writing a low budget feature is a good move!

January 28, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, As many of you will know, I am on a mission to encourage writers to write that which can be produced. The thinking being that a low-budget writer has more chance of seeing their work produced than one …

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Proactive and productive? (part 2)

January 16, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, The above screenshot is taken from ‘Ultimate Cosplay’ – a short that we filmed earlier this year in Tower Hamlets. It was written by yours truly then made for the Impact 50 competition (London Screenwriter’s Festival) in the …

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‘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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