The Story Plan (3)

Outside of the system, there is very little room for any writing career in China. But in the US or even the less Bible thumping worlds of Europe, the big bucks go to the conformists, the purveyors of nothing in-particular, while the more nuanced, the critical, the original or just plain eccentric, rarely find finance. by Lawrence Gray If one …

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The Judges – Circalit Loglines (4)

The Judges

In this section we are publishing the loglines from the participants of the Circalit / Story Department “First Draft Script Contest”. Our judges have reviewed the loglines and give you their considered feedback. It may help you craft a powerful logline. by The Judges India Ink [box] “In 1905 an Indian nanny travels to Britain with the family that employs …

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Video: Steven Derosa

If you have tried financing a genre film or get development funding for your script in Australia over the past ten years, chances are at some point you were rejected by the gatekeepers on the basis of plausibility. Some people simply don’t understand how film works. If anyone did understand how film works, it was Alfred Hitchcock. I keep rewatching …