Producing Comedy

Producing Comedy

Having read Jon Plowman’s book on How to Produce Comedy Bronze I thought I’d share with you some of his advice on how to get your humorous project on the big or little screen. After all, he did produce such noteworthy shows including Absolutely Fabulous, The Office,...
Writers behold!

Writers behold!

David Mamet shares some writing tips with his writing team from the Unit TV show: TO THE WRITERS OF THE UNIT GREETINGS.  AS WE LEARN HOW TO WRITE THIS SHOW, A RECURRING PROBLEM BECOMES CLEAR.  THE PROBLEM IS THIS: TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN DRAMA AND NON-...
The Herzog Way

The Herzog Way

This is taken from a chapter in Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic which I encourage you to read if you haven’t already done so. And in this particular chapter Elizabeth relays a moment when her friend, who was living in Italy as an independent filmmaker, was annoyed...
10 ways to keep active during the lockdown

10 ways to keep active during the lockdown

Now that the winter of our discontent is behind us we have the spring of the virus to contend with and it comes at no better time than Easter, which is just around the corner.  Being cooped up in doors, especially if you have a family with kids, can be...
Why don’t artists ask?

Why don’t artists ask?

Starting out as a street performer known as ‘The 8ft Bride’, exchanging white flowers with strangers for money, Amanda Palmer learned pretty quick that there is an art to asking which she then proceeded to take into her music while touring with her band ‘The Dresden...
Be More Pirate

Be More Pirate

No, this isn’t an article about Johnny Depp but more to do with his persona as the loveable Captain Jack Sparrow in The Pirates of The Caribbean franchise. We all seem to like a good, mischievous pirate and why is that?  Because pirates can give the current...