It’s been a long time in the works, but I have in my hands the option agreement for the novel white, by rob mclennan. I’ve had the script in various states of completion since the mid-2000s. I can now do another solid pass on it, based on the notes I received through the Academy of Film Writing 5150 workshop, and move on to showing it to producers. Exciting times ahead.
Note: I pulled the image from Creative Commons. It’s not associated with or part of the novel.
I got word late last week that I was accepted to receive a JumpStart Mentorship Program through SAW Video in Ottawa! I submitted my application in May for an experimental video project that will explore the intimate relationship humans have with their beds throughout life. I don’t know all the details yet, but let’s just say that I’m really excited. We’re intended to have a kick off meeting before the end of the month. This video project will be a first step towards bigger projects!
It’s a year long process, culminating in a screening mid-2017 at SAW. As a recipient of the grant, I receive:
- a one-year producing membership at SAW Video
- a $400 honorarium to cover material costs
- 20 hours of consultation with a personal mentor
- two mandatory introductory workshops in production and post-production
- two elective workshops
- up to $1,200 in access to SAW Video equipment
- an opportunity to screen their completed work at Club SAW
2017 is shaping up to be a solid year!
It’s coming up fast! I’ve been getting the prep documents from my workshoppers. I put the finishing touches on the material on the weekend, and then all systems go next Tuesday!
Part of what I love about putting on this class is getting to work with people who are really enthusiastic about what they’re doing. They WANT to be there to soak everything in. It’s one reason why I also take classes. It feels very different to be learning and doing, rather than tapping from knowledge.
I get a lot from both.
I’m looking forward to seeing what this crop of worshippers bring!
Over the past few months, I’ve put out two different TV pitches (each having gone though serious re-conceptions and re-writes). One as a co-writer and another as a writer-for-hire. It’s been fun working with new people. I’m excited to see if they go anywhere. They both have some great potential.
I’m leading a screenwriting bootcamp in July at SAW Media Art Centre. It’s a four week workshop style class that will dive into aspects of screenwriting I covered in the Intro class. Worshoppers will be able to work on shorts or segments of features. More info for cost and registration is available at the link.
4 Week Screenwriting Bootcamp
This will be a work in progress as things get rolling here. I hope to do a monthly roundup of happenings and projects I’m working on. As well, I’m going to get back into more frequent and short blog updates. Flexing some new blogging muscles in 2016!