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Creativist Me, Creativist World: Donald Trump

This week, thoughts about Donald Trump, the new President-elect of the United States, were all over my F-R-E-E-Writing. And all over my Twitter feed, as friends and followers poured out disappointment, anger, fear and despair, and countless assumptions about what it will means for the US, and the rest of the world, that the American people have voted in a man like Trump as their president. It was like deja vu here in the UK,  after the recent referendum in which the UK voted to leave the European Union. The response is a kind of fear and hatred and intolerance, from those…

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How NOT to Pitch.

See how many things you can spot that are wrong with this screenplay query letter from Prepare Yourself For The Pitch. And if you think it’s an exaggeration, I’m sorry to say I received many a one even worse than this in my days as a literary agent: Dear Sir or Madam I am writing to tell you about my screenplay which I have written or rather written half of and I am trying to find a producer or Read More

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Create For You But Pitch To Them

“I remember pitching to adapt the sci-fi book Spares for Dreamworks a few years ago. I started off gushing as usual about how much I loved the material. Within seconds, I pointed out that this could even be a second Blade Runner. “There was a long pause and then a very polite response: ‘We were thinking of it more along the lines of Terminator 2.’ “The pitch ended very Read More

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