EUROSCRIPT-ASSISTED FILM HEADS BIFA NOMINATIONS
The prison drama Starred Up, written by Jonathan Asser, has been nominated for 8 British Independent Film Awards, including best British independent film, best director for David Mackenzie, and best actor for Jack O'Connell. Jonathan came on three residential workshops in France and Spain, where Anne Woods worked with him on early drafts of his script, into which Paul Gallagher also had some input, as well as Exciting Treatments and Selling Your Script. Read The Guardian's coverage here.
OUR DANISH SCRIPT EDITOR
We're delighted to welcome Kim M. Makwarth as Euroscript's new Danish script editor. If you are writing a script in Danish and want to make sure of its suitability for the international market, please get in touch via our Script Feedback and Consultancy Officer, Ian Long. You can find out more about Kim's varied credentials here.
NIKI SHELDRAKE'S SELLING SUCCESSES
After completing our “How to Sell Your First Screenplay” workshop, screenwriter Niki Sheldrake has recently sold scripts to Canyon Creek Films, Oh My! Productions (U.K.) and RR3 Films. He says “the class really made a difference to how I went about networking and contacting people. Charles is a top class tutor and someone from whom I still regularly seek advice.” Click here or here for more info on Niki, who has even more exciting projects in the pipeline.
EUROSCRIPT WRITER EOIN ROGERS WINS FUNDING
Euroscript writer Eoin Rogers has won development funding from the Irish Film Board via the Jameson International Film Festival 'Untitled' Pitching Competition for his family animation, 'The Cloud Giant'. This success, Rogers says, came after "using suggestions from the Euroscript 'Exciting Treatments' course to improve the treatment." He goes on, "There are already requests for the script (one pitch that included a sad ending made a producer cry!)."