So you want to break into Hollywood? During the Cheltenham Screenwriters Festival I was lucky enough to hear Doug Chamberlin speak on this subject – and Dough should know as he has written loads for all the major studios and TV networks, including ‘Toy Story 2’
I cornered him in the Green Room at the festival and asked him if he would share some of his insights in a podcast, and he was gracious enough to oblige.
You can listen to this half hour podcast using the player here…
Or save to iTunes with the direct download here
As a footnote, I also received a bunch of lovely emails from people who were present at the festival and who responded very positively to my keynote opening speech where I referred to writers as ‘Wizards…’ Here’s a few comments…
‘I just want to start by giving you feedback on your SWF opening speech. As a Welsh writing wizard apprentice - I can report that at the end of your opening I turned to the person next to me (who I later learnt was another speaker) and said - that your address was the best opening to a conference that I had ever heard. And I go to a lot of conferences (only some to do with writing I admit)…’
Writing wizard apprentice from Abergavenny Wales
‘Great to meet you at the SWF. You're an inspiration - one of the highlights of my week and I look forward to hearing more of your adventures at next year's festival!’
Onwards and upwards!
Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author