Thursday, 21 September 2017

The FutureBook Awards, September 2017

Entries need to be submitted between the 7th and the 29th of September for the FutureBook Awards:

Enter the FutureBook Awards now!

Celebrating Innovation in Publishing – FutureBook Awards 2017

The Futurebook awards are open.

Ideas are being turned into action by publishers big and small, in startups, and in side hustles. Help us to find the people and companies that are changing the future of publishing.

There are six categories celebrating publishing innovation.

FutureBook Leader of the Year: This award honours industry leaders who influence publishing’s future. They are individuals who drive change, embrace innovative tools and ways of working, and inspire action within their organisation and across publishing.

FutureBook Disruptor of the Year (sponsored by Frankfurt Book Fair): Innovation need disruptors, that’s why we’re celebrating the people whose ideas come from any area of the book business, from any department, and working at any level, in all types of organisations to bring about innovation and change.

FutureBook Campaign of the Year: This category will rewards campaigns that have used digital and/or print in a creative, intuitive and integrated way to promote a book, an author, a genre, a series, a bookshop, an event or anything else book-related.

The FutureBook Book of the Year: These two awards – one for children’s and another for adult – celebrate innovative books in any format that showcase content in a new way to engage their target audience.

Platform of the Year: Recognising excellence in both consumer media platforms and reference/education, these two awards are looking for creation and execution that promotes books, booksellers, authors, publishers or reader engagement.

BookTech Company of the Year: This award seeks startups with the potential to make a unique impact on the book publishing industry in the years ahead – businesses with creativity, market opportunity, and great business models.

Innovation in publishing is happening right now.

We need to find it, celebrate it and share the successes so publishing and bookselling continues to thrive in the digital age.

Check out the FutureBook awards. Tell your friends and co-workers, your bosses and staff. Get them to apply and nominate others between 7 and 29 September 2017.

Spread the word. Publishing innovation is happening – be part of it.



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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Shore Scripts Cinequest Screenwriting Competition, deadline 22 September

With a deadline of 22 September, there is still time to enter the Shore Scripts Cinequest Screenwriting Competition:


Cinequest Screenwriting Competition - Deadline September 22!


Get your script discovered at the Cinequest Screenwriting Competition!
Cinequest presents screenwriters with countless networking opportunities, increased industry visibility, and the chance to win extraordinary prizes. The Competition welcomes screenplays and teleplays of all genres and lengths and provides unique opportunities for writers to be discovered, have their work produced, and further inspire their creative fervor. This year, industry readers will include executives from HBO, Netflix, CBS, Vimeo, Music Box Films, Bond 360, Film Movement.
Cinequest is dedicated to launching new screenwriters’ careers - past finalists include Jeremy Rush's Wheelman, optioned by Netflix, and Matthew Dixon's series The Glass Hotel, optioned by HBO. The Top 10 Finalists receive many empowering benefits, including VIP All Access passes to the Cinequest Film & VR Festival and Writers Celebration, a stellar event featuring VIP forums and career-enhancing workshops. Winning scripts are also awarded up to $9000 in cash prizes.
Submit your screenplay or teleplay before the deadline on September 22! Use the code SHORESCRIPTS to receive $5 off the regular entry fee!
Contact for questions.
Cinequest Film & VR Festival is set in the home of the world’s most influential media technology companies (Netflix, YouTube, Indiegogo, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.). Cinequest showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology—empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences. Cinequest Film & VR Festival occurs February 27 – March 11, 2018, in San Jose, California / Silicon Valley.



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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Brighouse Cinema, Sense of an Ending Thursday 21 September

The Sense of an Ending is showing at 7.30pm this Thursday at Brighouse Cinema:


Thursday September 21st, 7.30pm

The Sense of an Ending

Our next cinema presentation is "Sense of an Ending" starring Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling on Thursday 21st September.
The film is based on the Julian Barnes’s Booker prize-winning novel which is about recurring images of circles. There’s the cycle of life: Tony (Jim Broadbent) receives news of a death just as his daughter is about to give birth; then, in an amiable narration at the film’s opening, Tony conjures up the image of life as a series of holding patterns, concentric circles that you navigate as you wait for the next stage to start.

See the trailer here
"With his very nicely judged performance – lugubrious, droll, self-pitying and slightly scared – Broadbent controls the pace and tone of every scene, and the film as a whole; Mavor and Rampling are very good as the coolly sardonic and opaque Veronica, and Billy Howle is strong, too, in the role of young Tony."  The Guardian
Tickets available in advance at Harrison Lord and Ryecorn Wholefoods in Brighouse, online at and on the door, £5
Assembly Rooms, opposite Miller's Bar, HD6 1EF. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm.
Meal deals are also available.
Ticket includes the cinema and a meal at Brooks Restaurant, Pregos, Blakeley's Fish and Chips or North's at the Coach House (formerly Milrys).
Make a night of it with a Meal Ticket from only £10. More details here
Please book in advance.
Looking forward to seeing you soon,
John, Steven and the gang
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