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 good for health and well-being? (part 4)

May 20, 2021
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Today I’d like to explore how the creative decision to produce can have a positive affect on health and well-being. Unlike occupations in which the outcome of our labour and hard graft is instantaneous in that we receive …

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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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