Saturday, 13 June 2009

Stack it up - Get Your Movie Made!

Danny Stack is probably one of the more well-known bloggers in the scriptwriting world. He's recognisable enough to feature on my university's blackboard page as the blogger to keep track of. So if you're not following him, go do that now - he has given invaluable information on screenwriting and over the years - tonnes of advice on the subject. And I mean tonnes!

As a way of saying thank you to Danny for his support, I decided to invest in his short film. You can donate as little as £5 if you wish. Donating more will get you 'thank to' credit and so on, all the way to 'Associate Producer' status. But for the £5, you receive something great - a booklet entitled 'Get Your Movie Made!'

It features the lists of 20 production companies in the UK that take feature film scripts. Not all of them accept unsolicited material (you have to wait for them to ask for your script) but in the booklet, Danny explains how to get round that. He also offers sound advice on how to approach the companies - who to talk to, what to say, how far to push etc.
Full contact details have been listed (where available), plus website info, key personnel, previous credits...
In the list, you'll find the people who produced SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, 28 WEEKS LATER, ST TRINIAN'S and the HARRY POTTER films.

It really is an invaluable resource for any writer out there and easily worth the £5 needed to get it.

So I ask....nay, demand you to take a look and consider investing in Danny's short. Go now!!!

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