Thursday, 7 December 2017

Industrial Scripts newsletter

Here is the latest Industrial Scripts newsletter for my followers to peruse:

Quick-Links >>>

·         {VIDEO}: watch celebrated producer Andy Paterson at our BFI event
·         Character-Driven: fresh, original content from our official blog
·         Spec-Spotter: news from around the world of script development, below

·         The IIL: who is our industry guest at next month's event?

·         Script X-Ray Ready: 20 industry-leading Script Development Services
·         Curated from Facebook: the best articles we found this month, see below
·         Online Courses: our full portfolio of online courses for writers

·         OVERDRIVE: our supportive community for writers & filmmakers
·         Flashback to: our interview with producer Michael Kuhn.
PEAKY BLINDERS producer Caryn Mandabach at The IILs **(SOLD OUT)**
Caryn Mandabach producer of PEAKY BLINDERS and NURSE JACKIE will be appearing at The Insider Interviews LIVE at the BFI in London on Monday 11th December. This event is, unsurprisingly, now sold out.

Help us with ESS please?
Our much-loved e-book series is changing, and we need your help. Subscribers to this mailing list are going to be able to receive fully 3 exclusive study guides per month on complex or challenging areas of screenwriting, for an insanely low price point (like, bonkers low).

Would you sign up? Answer this, and a couple of other quick questions here...

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IS hits 350 testimonials on
A gentle reminder: as most people know, there's a lot of talk in the so-called literary services industry. Lotta bold claims, often not backed up by much. Verified reviews (ones confirmed as genuine by a 3rd party) are the future of our sector. Support the work we do by visiting our page on Thank you!

Read verified reviews HERE...

OVERDRIVE 2.0 Heats Up
Delivering a filtered, short-cut networking experience, Insider Interviews LIVE events, training and large script coverage discounts included, OVERDRIVE had an overhaul recently. Places have been going fast and we anticipate the community being full in early-mid 2018. At that point, spots will only be available on a one-in, one-out basis...with no more room at the inn.

View all benefits and apply HERE...
The Insider Interviews: Andy Paterson {VIDEO}
Watch a brief video of GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING and THE RAILWAY MAN producer Andy Paterson at The Insider Interviews LIVE earlier this month.

Watch HERE...
Check out our Short Films!
Through our short film fund we assist promising writers and filmmakers and help finance their shorts. Why not take a look at the shorts we've invested in, below? Note: the fund is currently closed for applications in 2017 but will re-open in 2018.

Continue reading HERE...
Screenwriting Etiquette in Film & TV {DOWNLOAD}
With the latest ebook in our ULTIMATE Screenwriting series of free PDF workbooks, learn how to navigate the tricky waters of screenwriter etiquette!

Download HERE...
15 Inspiring Dee Rees Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers
With MUDBOUND and PARIAH director Dee Rees is carving out a name for herself in indie film. Here are 15 inspiring quotes from the writer-director.

Continue reading HERE...

Genius Character Reveal: Rebecca Bunch (CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND)
Darkly comedic, anti-rom-com musical TV show CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND introduces lead Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) in this sharp and smart opening scene.

Continue reading HERE...
OPINION: What Screenwriters Can Learn From Films About Writers
Films about writers, from ADAPTATION to STRANGER THAN FICTION, offer insights into the profession and a vital reassurance - that you are not alone!

Continue reading HERE...

IS on Instagram, Tumblr, Pintrest
We're upping our game on some of the more visual social platforms out there, so if you're on Instagram, Tumblr or Pinterest, do drop by and give us a follow.

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Industry-leading Script Development
With 20 script development services (+ OVERDRIVE), Industrial Scripts offers the largest range of reports for producers, writers and directors anywhere in the world. And with a 94+% client satisfaction rating across 900+ Google-verified reviews, you know your project will be analysed with the utmost professionalism.

Some of our most popular services include:

·         Film Forensic Notes: delivers full 14 pages of incredibly in-depth analysis.
·         TV Drama Script Analysis: 4+ pages of notes on 1-hr TV scripts.
·         Film Coverage Report: delivers 4+ pages of notes on film scripts.
·         Script Doctoring: you set the exact brief, we re-write with your input.

·         "Which Logline?": you send loglines, we advise you ones to prioritise.

Spec-Spotter: Industry Intel & News
A round-up of relevant industry news for screenwriters and filmmakers...
·         Sky pledges to grow £7bn original content budget (ScreenDaily)

·         Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith sell original sci-fi pitch to Warner Bros (Deadline)
·         Simon Farnaby adapting Enid Blyton book for Studiocanal (ScreenDaily)

·         Logan Martin sells horror spec to Assemble Media (Deadline)
·         Matt Tente sells crime thriller spec to New Republic Pictures (Deadline)
·         Kat Wood sells sci-fi thriller spec to Pascal Pictures (Deadline)
·         Courtney Hoffman & Lucy Teitler writing feminist Western based on Hoffman's short (Deadline)
·         Michelle Ashford adapting non-fiction hijacking book for New Regency (Deadline)
·         Nick Bilton sells post-apocalypse pitch to Amazon Studios (Deadline)
·         Dana Fox sells comedy pitch to Fox, Tiffany Haddish attached (Variety)
Curated from Facebook >>

We often post carefully-selected articles from other media outlets on our Facebook page. Check out the following...

·         Sue Maslin and SPA call for better development deals for producers (IF)
·         Christopher Nolan Gets Candid on the State of Movies, Rise of TV and Spielberg’s Influence (Variety)
·         Variety Announces 10 Screenwriters to Watch of 2017 (Variety)
·         ‘The Night Manager’ Producer The Ink Factory Secures $180M In Funding (Deadline)
·         A Lord of the Rings TV series? Nobody has the stamina (The Guardian)
·         How 'I, Tonya' screenwriter Steven Rogers reinvented himself by rehabilitating Tonya Harding (LA Times)
Like our official page HERE.
Client Reviews o' the Month >>

"Extremely detailed report with some fascinating insights to bring my script to the next level. Great service!"

- Cian, verified client review by unique PayPal Code, November 2017

"It's all encompassing and very structured analysis... This really is a thorough work-over. The reviewer is candid, plainly know what they're talking about and don't pull punches... this is great value for money... This is serious stuff from serious people who manifestly care about their art, their industry, the profession in which they operate. They're going to be a vital part of my process now... I have no hesitation in giving a 5 STAR RATING.

- Keith, verified client review by unique PayPal Code, November 2017

Read more verified client reviews HERE.
Book a script report HERE.
Our Online Courses Portfolio >>
Whether you're a new screenwriter looking to give your writing the best start, an advanced scribe looking to write the next great American TV script, or an author looking to craft the hit novel, we have an online course tailored to your needs. Check out our full course portfolio HERE or at the individual links below.

UK Courses & Events 
At Industrial Scripts we run high-quality evening and 1-day training events which deliver serious value to participants. Our courses are tailored to suit the requirements of the industry, and are led by professionals with proven track records of success. Our current events include:

·         Effective Script Reading for Film & TV (1-day seminar)
·         The Insider Interviews LIVE (evening events)
Both events run regularly in London, and we plan to extensively expand our delivery of premium UK training in 2018 and beyond.

Who is next month's industry guest at The IIL?
Click HERE to find out...
OVERDRIVE, our dedicated community for screenwriters and filmmakers, now has over 90 members and accepts applications year-round. Membership is strictly capped and vetted, and is for our most promising and committed clients only. Unique benefits include:

·         25% off all script development services.
·         Dedicated mentoring and support from bona fide literary agents.

·         Guaranteed fast turnaround on all script reports.
·         Access to the vetted members forum.
·         Free entry to The Insider Interviews LIVE, worth £140.
·         Free online courses, exclusive discounts, networking and more!

Promising writers, producers and directors can apply to join on a rolling basis. Apply or learn more about the community below...

"We’re past the age of heroes and hero kings... Most of our lives are basically mundane and dull, and it’s up to the writer to find ways to make them interesting."

- John Updike

"If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it."

- Elmore Leonard
"The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine."

- Robert Bresson
Script o' the Month

With LOGAN, Michael Green and Scott Frank & James Mangold exploded the expectations (and limitations) of what a superhero movie could be. An elegiac requiem for a character that's become a pop culture staple, LOGAN is more than the tenth instalment in the X-Men franchise (who's counting?): it's a powerful Western in its own right.

The Random Tip

Every month we list an unorthodox tip relating to writing and creativity in general.

Ideas begin as avant-garde and filter into the mainstream. Yesterday's underground cinema is tomorrow's fashion film. It never hurts to be paying attention!
That Awesome Scene

We're avid YouTubers here at IS, and in honour of the sheer learning and discovery available on this beautiful creation, we look back at an amazing film or TV scene.

This month: BIG
Thanks for reading!

Finally, we need your creative wizardry. Give anonymous feedback about this newsletter here, apply to write for us here, apply to volunteer here, and apply to become a paid script consultant here. Phew! Thank you Paris, and good night!
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