Monday, 29 June 2009

Toy Story 2 writer

I was lucky enough recently to attend a script workshop with the screenplay writer Doug Chamberlain.  I also met with some fellow writers who were a great bunch and very inspirational.  The workshop was entitled Mastering Hollywood, and contained everything you needed to know about making contacts and living in LA to further your film career.

Doug had some very funny anecdotes of household names in the industry, that he had either come into contact with, or heard a story passed on.

One such story was about the Marx Brothers.  They were trying to think of a way to shock the executive they were pitching an idea to, so they decided to enter his office completely naked. All three of them stood there, smiling from ear to ear.  The executive looked up, didn't react in the way they had hoped for, then pointed at Groucho's groin and calmly said; "Groucho, your flies undone".

Bright Blue Button

Fans and friends of my latest film, Bright Blue Button, will already know that we have completed the first swap.  On Friday 26 June 2009 we swapped the button for a 1st edition of the cult comic 2000AD.

If you're unfamiliar with the film just go to and learn all about it.  Better still take part!  You could end up in the finished film in the cinema!  Thanks to the collaboration with a great creative team at 2020 Productions in Edinburgh and our talented presenter Sam, this is really shaping up to be the next feel-good movie.

So now we're after the next swap.  What will that be I wonder?