Friday, April 22, 2011

Best Of...

I guess I've settled into a groove of only blogging occasionally or when inspired, and for that I'm sorta kinda sorry...but not really. More than four years and 1100 posts is a long time to spend on a just-for-fun non-paying hobby - though the friends and connections and contacts I've made via the Uninflected Images experience more paid for itself several times over.

And I still get my TV/film industry jonesing fix on Twitter these days. 140 character-land may not be as thought out or in depth, but it satisfies the urge to opin or share or debate. But I know new readers still come check out the blog, so I thought I'd put up some of the more popular posts from the past several years for easy one stop shopping. Most are Canadian TV industry related, but a lot of the craft or career advice is pretty universal...and then there are just some fun posts down at the bottom.

Getting Started

Selling the first screenplay

Getting the first agent

Landing first freelance gig

The second agent

Following the work


Freelance screenwriting

Freelance TV directing

Even more TV directing

More freelance TV directing

Turd polishing

Notes And Rewrites

Gangbanging story

Film Set Jargon

Timing your script and when compromise is okay

Colored script pages

Using phones in TV & movies

Up in the Air for screenwriters

Most read or linked to posts

The #wantCancon Twitter thread

Writing mystery with a little help from Whedon

What and where is Darin Morgan?

Saving local TV?


Best rock concerts...ever

Library voices



Thursday, April 07, 2011

Toronto Screenwriting Conference

Posting a plug for a really great conference going on this upcoming weekend for both aspiring and experienced screenwriters...the Toronto Screenwriting Conference.

The second annual Toronto Screenwriting Conference will take place April 9 & 10, 2011 at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management at Yonge and Dundas, in downtown Toronto.

A one-of-a-kind event for professionals in the screen-based industry, the Toronto Screenwriting Conference gives you:

•Extraordinary key-note sessions with high-profile showrunners and screenwriters •Incomparable breakout sessions with leading international screenwriting academics, book authors and industry execs

•Advanced level of education and skills development unparalleled by any other screenwriting event

Look who's speaking:

Academy Award nominee for best adapted screenplay "Chocolat", Robert Nelson Jacobs
VP Creative Affairs Overbrook Entertainment, Franklin Leonard
Mega hit animated series "The Fairly Oddparents" creator, Butch Hartman
"Sanctuary" Series creator Damian Kindler & director Martin Wood
One-hour drama writer, Leonard Dick Author of "The Writer's Journey", Christopher Vogler
Triple threat writer, producer, director Pen Densham Half-hour comedy expert Sheldon Bull
Creative consultant and author of "Inside Story", Dara Marks
Video game scribe Kevin Shortt
Network and cable comedy writer, Christine Zander
Feature screenplay writer Joe Gazzam "21 Jump Street"

Check out the conference website HERE. It costs some dough to register but I'll say well worth it from the information you will learn and the contacts you will make.

Follow on Twitter - #TSC2011 .