Screen Writing Archive

  • I read an interesting article the other day by Sarah Churchwell, a senior lecturer at the University of East Anglia (The Guardian, last week) about women in cinema.  She’d been...

    On Action Women

    I read an interesting article the other day by Sarah Churchwell, a senior lecturer at the University of East Anglia (The Guardian, last week) about women in cinema.  She’d been...

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  • WHY I LOVE BUFFY When I first started teaching screenwriting, I quickly learned the fundamental principle of teaching is to create a group dynamic; and the way to do that...

    On Buffy, and Vampires Slain

    WHY I LOVE BUFFY When I first started teaching screenwriting, I quickly learned the fundamental principle of teaching is to create a group dynamic; and the way to do that...

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  • Harry has been a very close and valued friend of mine for a number of years. I’m not blind to his many faults, but I’ve always regarded him as a man of integrity,...

    On Being Betrayed by a Friend

    Harry has been a very close and valued friend of mine for a number of years. I’m not blind to his many faults, but I’ve always regarded him as a man of integrity,...

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  • This is the time of year when the papers are full of glamour and glitz as the serious media players head out for Cannes for the Film Festival. Beautiful actors...

    On Not Going to the Cannes Film Festival

    This is the time of year when the papers are full of glamour and glitz as the serious media players head out for Cannes for the Film Festival. Beautiful actors...

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  • Crime has been good to me over the years. One of my first and best jobs in television was as a script editor on the cult BBC series The Paradise...

    On Writing Science Fiction

    Crime has been good to me over the years. One of my first and best jobs in television was as a script editor on the cult BBC series The Paradise...

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