Screenwriters are often taught it’s *all* about the script. Obsessing on story and characters, they frequently forget about those people who could get their pages to screen … No not directors, or even producers – actors!
Actors attaching to your script can make all the difference in getting your script “out there” – and the bigger the name, the better. What’s more, if the script is good enough, it doesn’t even matter if you’ve never made anything before!
But how does a writer with few or no contacts write a script with parts so brilliant, actors will literally fight to be in it? What are actors crying out for?
Seasoned writer/director Jonathan Newman (FOSTER, SWINGING WITH THE FINKELS) will be joined by top talent Kevin Eldon (HUGO, HOT FUZZ) and Ralf Little (THE ROYLE FAMILY, 2 PINTS OF LAGER AND A PACKET OF CRISPS) to discuss this fascinating – and very achievable – aim.
Appearing in this session
Credits include: Swinging With The Finkels, Foster, Maria Mundi and the Midas Box
Credits include: Smack The Pony, Miranda
Credits include: The Cafe, The Royle Family, Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps
Actor Ralf Little is now embarking on the second series of acclaimed comedy The Cafe for Sky1 which he both writes and stars in.