I’ve spent the last week or so watching old movies, as preparation for a part-time teaching job I’m currently doing up in the University of York. High Noon, Rio Bravo, The Maltese Falcon are among the highlights. I am having SO much fun here.
And then next Saturday, 29th October, I’m appearing on a panel about Fantastical Television for the London Screenwriter’s Festival. This is a remarkable event – annoyingly expensive for participants but still very worthwhile. I’m sharing with panel with Adrian Hodges, who has written for Primeval and Survivors and who I’ve known for many years – he’s a great cineaste, and started his career as a journalist with Screen International. Paul Cornell is also on the panel – polymath, comics writer, Dr Who scribe, who wrote an excellent BBC4 horror piece called Pulse which I recently caught up with. Also Jason Arnupp, who I don’t know; and the event is moderated by the highly immoderate and shamelessly talented Tom Hunter. Iif you’re planning to be there, do let me know via this site.
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