Exciting up + coming writers share their advice on taking a story from paper to screen! Have a listen to hone your skills as a storyteller (stick around to the end to hear why you should learn to "luxuriate in the lake"). Find some of the best moments below.
1. Telling the story as a team
You'll hear about the importance of collaboration over + over again, but do you limit the scope of that collaboration unknowingly? Peter Ettedgui (McQueen) wants you to know that the script needs to resonate with everyone to create a cohesive, meaningful end product.
It's got to evoke a response not just for the actors but also for the cinematographer, for the director, for the sound designer, for the editor...
2. The perks of writing for TV
I think, at the moment, TV is the writer's medium.
Charlie Covell (The End of the F***ing World) sees a lot of open doors in the television industry. For someone who wants to be included in as many aspects of production as possible, the scope of authorship that TV work sometimes offers can prove very alluring.
3. Avoiding getting bogged down in negativity
Bitterness is the poison of the artist [...] you have to make your decisions + let them go.
Naji Abu Nowar (Theeb) notes that success for a storyteller in any capacity relies on balancing decisiveness with the ability to know when the war is lost. At some point, production is going to move on with or without you; it's your decision to just drop it + move on.