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Hong Kong Screen Writers' Circle Newsletter 7th August 2009

Hong Kong Screen Writers' Circle Newsletter 7th August 2009

CONTENTS:

  • SCREENWRITERS WORKSHOP

  • GET PRODUCED

  • MAJOR HK PRODUCTION COMPANY SEEKING INTERNS

  • TEACH YOURSELF SCREENWRITING: The Movie

  • SCREENPLAY LIBRARY

If you wish to tell us about your Hong Kong film projects, please send your

information to lwgray@netvigator.com


About our publications

The HKWC has published four critically acclaimed anthologies of short

stories - Haunting Tales, Sweat & the City, Hong Kong Whodunnits and Love &

Lust - which are available at selected Dymocks bookstores and from our

website. Read more at:

http://www.hkwriterscircle.com/Publications/Publications.html


  • SCREENWRITERS WORKSHOP

The next screenwriters’ workshop will take place at the Fringe Club,

upstairs, on the 25th August, 7pm-9pm. We will have Andrew Caro, film

producer, screenwriter, director and all round techie, come and talk to us

about developing film projects from the script to the shoot and also talk

about his experiences with the legendary Red Camera… one of which he owns!

Hong Kong Writers’ Circle members get in for free, whereas everyone else

pays HK$100, unless of course you join on the door.  

RSVP

Lawrence Gray

The Hong Kong (Screen)Writers' Circle

lwgray@netvigator.com


  • GET PRODUCED

Write a film script about the Hong Kong Writers’ Circle! It should be

somewhere between 3 to 10 minutes long, so that it can fit on Youtube, be

capable of being shot with next to no budget, and be entertaining and

informative.  

You can write it as a documentary, or a sit-com, or an opera or whatever you

like! It must be shootable though and it must make me laugh! And I mean

laugh in a good way. And it should make you want to be part of the Writers’

Circle and consume all the creative output of the membership… or at least

some of if!

ALL ENTRANTS will get Three Months free membership of the Writers Circle and

the winner will get a full twelve months free membership and the pleasure of

having their script produced and shot in Hong Kong.

The deadline is the end of October.

Hint: with a short film, the concept is everything! A good, clever idea

taking advantage of the nature of the medium has more impact than something

that is no more than talking heads, no matter how witty their dialogue.

I am the judge, jury and executioner of this, so you have to suck up to me

and pander to my taste for beautiful actresses and heavy doses of irony. And

please, write it as a script and not a piece of masterly prose. (If you’re

not sure how, check out the videos based upon my old friend Ray Frensham’s

Teach Yourself Screenwriting Book – links below.)

Want a sample of good piece of You Tube promo? Head off to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmXi2-SjkOQ

Simon Yin and his team get better every time I watch them.

Send your entries to lwgray@netvigator.com


  • MAJOR HONG KONG PRODUCTION COMPANY SEEKING INTERNS

This is a part-time position, and duties include :

Reading and analysing scripts

Screening and assessing films

Attending and note-taking acquisition and production meetings

General clerical duties as needed

If you want to get a foot in (or through!) the door of the movie industry,

they would like to meet you.

It's more of learning than an earning experience, but if you have time and

interest, please email me lwgray@netvigator.com and I will pass your details

on.  


  • TEACH YOURSELF SCREENWRITING: The Movie

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-format-your-film-script

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-format-scenes-in-a-film-script

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-describe-action-in-a-film-script

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-format-dialogue-in-a-film-script

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-get-feedback-on-your-script


  • LIBRARY OF ON LINE SCREENPLAYS

http://www.screenplays-online.de/


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