Wednesday, May 02, 2007

UK event investigates the "dark art" of script development

Script development is often the subject of debate in Europe, usually followed by the claim that there is not enough of it. But what does it entail? A UK event will look at what they call the "dark art" of script development. I quote: "Who are these people who have been granted the right to fiddle with our scripts? And what is the dark magic they practice? Great script development can free a potentially brilliant script from the snags that are holding it back but for many writers and directors it remains a frustrating enigma.

An evening of questions and answers with two of the most respected script executives in the country Dan MacRae and Sarah Golding. Don't think about writing another script until you've heard what they have to say.

Dan was formerly Deputy Head of the Development Fund at the UK Film Council and an Executive at Working Title. His credits include RED ROAD and the forthcoming ATONEMENT.

Sarah is currently Head of Development for Potboiler Productions and was previously Head of Development for Skreba Films, Development Manager at Zenith Productions and Script Consultant for Yorkshire Television and Fair Game Films. Her credits include THE CONSTANT GARDENER, DEEP WATER, BROTHERS OF THE HEAD and the forthcoming THE BEST TIME OF OUR LIVES".

Date: Wednesday 9th May
Time: Doors and bar open at 6.30pm, event from 7.30pm
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
Cost: £5/£4 concs Lighthouse’s Digital Lounge. Spaces are limited. Reservations at

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