Monday, November 17, 2014

Apply now for two-day Screen Lab 2015 - it's free!

Screen Lab 2015 is an intensive, two-day course on breaking into screenwriting - and it's free! Organised by the inestimable Scottish Book Trust, the lab will be run by award-winning writer/director Adrian Mead in Edinburgh next February.

The applicants lucky enough to get selected will learn from Adrian and guests about realities of the script development process, and how to break in. This is a priceless opportunity to discover what happens in the industry, from a working writer/director.

Having been mentored by Adrian, I can testify to the wit and wisdom he offers - indeed, we have him as a regular guest speaker on the Creative Writing MA at Edinburgh Napier University. Rarely do you have access to such expertise for free, so apply now.

Full details can be found here on the Scottish Book Trust website. The deadline for applications is January 7th, 2015, but I strongly suggest applying now rather than waiting until the last minute. If you still need convincing, check out the clip of Adrian in action.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rehearsal pics from 'The Cripple of Inishmaan'

Johnnypateenmike [George Gilliland] gossips to Aunt Kate [Julie Devine]
I'm in a production of Martin McDonagh's play The Cripple of Inishmaan, being staged Oct. 15-18th at the Corn Exchange in Biggar [tickets available here]. It's a hilarious, sometimes heart-breaking and politically incorrect comedy-drama by the creator of In Bruges, one of my favourite films. Director Leah Moorhouse is doing a stellar job with this, aided and abetted by a great crew - it'll be a blast.

Johnnypateenmike and his Mammy [Judy Jordan]
Cripple Billy [James Boyd] and his Aunt Kate
Johnnypateenmike spreading more gossip
Aunt Kate, fretting