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Danny Plunkett

  • UK film-makers should spread co-production wings, conference told

    4-Jul-2008

    Co-productions may open up opportunities to UK film-makers that are restricted by thelimitationsinlocal film finance, the third International Screenwriters Festival in Cheltehnam was told.
  • Screenwriters still undervalued, says Oscar winner Ronald Harwood

    1-Jul-2008

    The film industry's undervaluing ofthe work of screenwriters - and the need for writers to be more assertive and proactive in response- were the recurring themes on the first day of this year's International Screenwriters Festival.
  • Video-on-demand in Europe sees surge in growth

    24-Apr-2008

    The number of video-on-demand (VoD) services in Europe almost doubled in the 12 months to December 2007. A report published by the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) - Video On Demand In Europe - has found 258 VoD services in operation in the 24 European countries surveyed, compared with 142 at the end of 2006.
  • United Kingdom - Making his beds

    28-Mar-2008

    In 2005, "a bit exhausted" by the script development on his new feature, Unmade Beds, writer-director Alexis Dos Santos travelled to his native Argentina to shoot an experimental project.
  • Profile:Adulthooddirector Noel Clarke

    14-Dec-2007

    It is mid-November and almost four weeks into the five-week shoot of his debut feature, actor-writer-director Noel Clarke is a man in his element.
  • United Kingdom - Life After Death

    19-Oct-2007

    Death At A Funeral was written as a spec script by London-based writer Dean Craig to direct himself for around $200,000 (£100,000). But a friend, US writer-director-producer Laurence Malkin had bigger ambitions.
  • United States - Freedom of the pen

    17-Aug-2007

    When series regular Steve Kloves ducked out of writing the fifth Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, producer David Heyman turned to Michael Goldenberg. Goldenberg is no stranger to challenging adaptations, with Contact and Peter Pan among his credits. He immediately felt he had a strong vision for JK Rowling's fifth Potter.
  • Screenwriting: cracking the code

    13-Jul-2007

    Complaints from writers about their status in the film industry are perennial. So what can drive change, given the priority is to make films that find an audience - not keep writers happy' Danny Plunkett reports on a possible breakthrough at the International Screenwriters' Festival.
  • Experts at Screenwriters Festival call for new Code Of Practice

    6-Jul-2007

    The status of screenwriters in the film industry and issues raised by the Screenwriters Manifesto have been a frequent subject of debate at the International Screenwriters Festival in Cheltenham, UK (July 3-6).
  • United Kingdom - Going to extremes

    6-Apr-2007

    Write what you know, is the classic advice given to feature film writers. So where does that leave a documentary-maker, still stunned by the horrors of civil war in Kosovo, who wants to make his first feature in the UK'
  • United Kingdom - Going to extremes

    6-Apr-2007

    Write what you know, is the classic advice given to feature film writers. So where does that leave a documentary-maker, still stunned by the horrors of civil war in Kosovo, who wants to make his first feature in the UK'

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