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Dates For Your Calendar – June 2014 Edition

Date Event Notes
June 1st Screamcraft Horror Script Contest Feature screenplays up to 140pp in Horror genre.
June 12th London Writers’ Circle
July 1st Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award Deadline TV Drama, participants must be under 30
July 3rd London Writers’ Circle
July 10th Final Draft Big Break Standard Deadline Feature Film or TV Drama
July 15th Final Draft Big Break Extended Deadline Feature Film or TV Drama
July 17th London Writers’ Circle
August 15th LSF – Actor’s Table Reads Submissions Open LSF 2014 delegates only
August 15th LSF – Advanced Mentoring Script Labs Submissions Open LSF 2014 delegates only
August 21st ScriptAngel / London Screenwriters’ Festival Mentoring Competition Deadline TV & Film Drama; LSF 2014 delegates only

 

Dates For Your Calendar – May 2014 Edition

Date Event Notes
May 8th Screenwriting Goldmine Awards Emergency Registration Deadline Feature Film
May 12th BBC Writer’s Room Deadline Comedy (Radio/TV/Film)
May 15th London Writers’ Circle
May 19th BAFTA Rocliffe Comedy Script Call TV comedy sitcom, animation sitcom and sketch show series.
May 29th London Writers’ Circle
June 1st Screamcraft Horror Script Contest Feature screenplays up to 140pp in Horror genre.
June 12th London Writers’ Circle
July 3rd London Writers’ Circle
July 10th Final Draft Big Break Standard Deadline Feature Film or TV Drama
July 15th Final Draft Big Break Extended Deadline Feature Film or TV Drama
August 21st ScriptAngel / London Screenwriters’ Festival Mentoring Competition Deadline TV & Film Drama; LSF 2014 delegates only

 

Dates For Your Calendar – March 2014 Edition

Date Event Notes
March 6th London Writers’ Circle
March 10th BAFTA Rocliffe Deadline TV Drama
March 20th London Writers’ Circle
March 27th Screenwriting Goldmine Awards Standard Registration Deadline Feature Film
March 31st BBC Writers Room Deadline TV & Film Drama
March 31st ScriptAngel / London Screenwriters’ Festival Mentoring Competition Opens TV & Film Drama; LSF 2014 delegates only
April 3rd London Writers’ Circle
April 10th Academy Nicholl Fellowship Regular Deadline Feature Film
April 17th London Writers’ Circle
April 24th Screenwriting Goldmine Awards Late Registration Deadline Feature Film
April 30th Final Draft Big Break Early Bird Deadline Feature Film or TV Drama
May 1st Academy Nicholl Fellowship Late Deadline Feature Film
May 1st London Writers’ Circle
May 8th Screenwriting Goldmine Awards Emergency Registration Deadline Feature Film
July 15th Final Draft Big Break Standard Deadline Feature Film or TV Drama
July 31st Final Draft Big Break Extended Deadline Feature Film or TV Drama
August 21st ScriptAngel / London Screenwriters’ Festival Mentoring Competition Deadline TV & Film Drama; LSF 2014 delegates only

 

Dates For Your Calendar – Feb 2014 Edition

Date Event Notes
Feb 28th Academy Nicholl Fellowship Early Bird Deadline Feature Film
Feb 28th LSF Tardy Bird Price Deadline Festival Entry
March 6th London Writers’ Circle
March 10th BAFTA Rocliffe Deadline TV Drama
March 20th London Writers’ Circle
March 27th Screenwriting Goldmine Awards Standard Registration Deadline Feature Film
March 31st BBC Writers Room Deadline TV & Film Drama
April 3rd London Writers’ Circle
April 10th Academy Nicholl Fellowship Regular Deadline Feature Film
April 17th London Writers’ Circle
April 24th Screenwriting Goldmine Awards Late Registration Deadline Feature Film
May 1st Academy Nicholl Fellowship Late Deadline Feature Film
May 1st London Writers’ Circle
May 8th Screenwriting Goldmine Awards Emergency Registration Deadline Feature Film

 

Recommended Screenwriting Books

We asked everyone which screenwriting books they recommended. For your reference, we’ve summarised them all below, with handy links!

Screenwriting 101 by Film Crit Hulk!

The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller by John Truby

How Not to Write a Screenplay: 101 Common Mistakes Most Screenwriters Make by Denny Martin Flinn

The Hero with A Thousand Faces (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer

How to Write a Movie in 21 Days: The Inner Movie Method by Viki King

Your Screenplay Sucks!: 100 Ways to Make It Great by William M. Akers

Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field

Origin Story – A tale in two parts

For once this harebrained scheme didn’t come out of a drunken night of Peroni and promises. No, those came afterwards. This all arose out of London Screenwriters’ Festival 2013, and Chris Jones implored us to make a promise to ourselves, to each other, something that was important to us. So Amy and I resolved to create a Writers’ Circle for London and announced it to the world in a ‘if you build it, they might come’ scenario.

Well, we’ve built it. The rest is up to you. The first meeting will be on Thursday the 7th of November at the National Theatre, location TBC. Please let us know if you’re interested in attending.