Thursday, 28 July 2011

Script Editor III: Talent Connector hits the press...

This article appeared on Screen International's website recently:

Industrial Scripts launches promotion and rewrite programmes
By Andreas Wiseman


London-based script consultancy Industrial Scripts has launched two new programmes to assist scriptwriters.
The company’s new script promotion programme aims to champion unrepped talent coming through its coverage system.

Talent Connector, backed by agency Curtis Brown, is open for submissions year round and will culminate each December with the announcement of the Industrial Scripts Gold List, a selection of the best ten scripts to pass through the coverage system. Selected scripts will receive prizes. The outfit also recently launched a script re-write service through two ex-UK Film Council executives: The King’s Speech creative editor Aaron Anderson and The Iron Lady story editor Jon Croker.

Evan Leighton-Davis of Industrial Scripts said: “Five years ago the first line on the script filter was the agencies. Now, however, many agents can’t even accept unsolicited material due to the volume of submissions, leaving new writers scratching their heads as to where to turn. We’re confident we’ve created an everyone-wins filtration system with Talent Connector.

“Writers receive industry-standard script feedback from vastly experienced development professionals, and the opportunity to have their work championed at no extra cost; while executives, agents and producers can access already-vetted scripts without exposing themselves to an unmanageable surfeit of material. Similar programmes have been highly successful in America and we are confident we’ll unearth great talent in the UK too”.

Nick Marston, MD of The Curtis Brown Group said: “As an agency time-management is becoming increasingly important in the crowded digital landscape we all now inhabit. As the volume of scripts and writers grows year-on-year it’s important to think of innovative ways of assessing and tracking new talent, and we are delighted to be backing the respected script consultants within Industrial Scripts and their Talent Connector programme, which we think will become the main access and entry point for new talent in the industry”.

Industrial Scripts has been active in script development, training and the education sector since January 2010.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Script Editor II: Talent Connector press release...

Industrial Scripts Press Release 25.07.11
For immediate release:

Industrial Scripts launches first UK writer promotion programme, backed by Curtis Brown Group

The ongoing programme assesses projects and champions the best unrepped writing talent using Industrial Scripts’ experience and network. It is the first of its kind in the UK and Industrial Scripts neither charges writers fees to market projects, nor takes a fee if projects sell or attract the representation of an agent.

Industrial Scripts is the London-based script consultancy founded by some of the UK’s leading script editors, hosting the broadest range of script development services in Europe.

The company, active in script development, training and the education sector for 18 months, also recently launched a successful script doctoring/re-write service through two ex-UK Film Council Executives: THE KING’S SPEECH Creative Editor Aaron Anderson and THE IRON LADY Story Editor Jon Croker. Its script editors all have high-end industry experience, consulting for companies including the UK Film Council, Paramount Pictures, BBC Films, Ealing Studios, Scott Free, and Warner Bros.

Talent Connector is continuously open for submissions, all year round, and will culminate each December with the announcement of the Industrial Scripts Gold List – when the best 10 scripts to pass through the coverage system will be revealed, and prizes awarded.

Evan Leighton-Davis of Industrial Scripts said: “5 years ago the first line on the script filter was the agencies. Now, however, many agents can’t even accept unsolicited material due to the volume of submissions, leaving new writers scratching their heads as to where to turn. We’re confident we’ve created an everyone-wins filtration system with Talent Connector: writers receive industry-standard feedback on their projects from vastly experienced development professionals, and the opportunity to have their work endorsed and marketed at no extra cost; while execs, agents and producers can access already-vetted scripts without exposing themselves to an unmanageable surfeit of material. Similar programmes have been highly successful in America and we are confident this structure will prove effective in the UK too”.

Nick Marston of The Curtis Brown Group said: “As an agency time-management is becoming increasingly important in the crowded digital landscape we all now inhabit. As the volume of scripts and writers grows year-on-year it’s important to think of innovative ways of assessing and tracking new talent, and we are delighted to be backing the respected script consultants within Industrial Scripts and their Talent Connector programme, which we think will become the main access and entry point for new talent in the industry”.

Bona fide agents, executives, producers and directors across the industry can subscribe to Industrial Scripts’ once-a-month newsletter containing details of qualifying film & TV projects by emailing info@industrialscripts.co.uk with their CV attached, and “Talent Connector Opt-In” in the subject line. Projects are released to the industry once a month.

A comprehensive FAQ about Talent Connector can be found here: http://industrialscripts.co.uk/talent-connector-public/

All information about Industrial Scripts and its script consultants can be found here: http://industrialscripts.co.uk/

Monday, 18 July 2011

Script Editor I: An Apology!

For our first Script Editor blog post we thought we'd be remiss not to kick off without a profuse apology.

The truth is, the last few months have been a blur here at Industrial Scripts, with rapidly rising screenplay submissions, an increase to 3 training courses running each month, a script doctoring service which has flown out of the blocks like Usain Bolt, and various other activities that have required our pressing attention.

So that's it - not an excuse for not blogging, granted, but an explanation at least.

But we will be blogging from this very page shortly, so please bear with us!

Best Wishes,

The Industrial Scripts Team


INDUSTRIAL SCRIPTS is a London-based script consultancy operating in the film and TV industries, founded by some of the UK's leading script editor. The company delivers a wide range of script report, script analysis and script doctoring services, as well as screenwriting, script reading and filmmaking courses to screenwriters and filmmakers from around the world. For more information on our script editing, writer training and project specific services please visit: http://www.industrialscripts.co.uk