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News Updates 2011

 

January:

 

January has found me busy ghost writing a novel. I’m on a tight deadline – it’s due in early March – so I’m having to be very disciplined. Writing every day is essential to complete a task such as this.

I’ve also started work on an “Exorcist” style thriller for a client. The planning is done, I start writing scenes today!

Finally, I’ve been kept busy with a script analysis and a translation/proofreading job. What I enjoy about these assignments is the opportunity to read different scripts from around the world.

February:

 

I was in Berlin for the Berlin Film Festival (The Berlinale) in mid-February. It’s a fantastic networking event, and along with Cannes, the best place in Europe to do business. While I was there I was able to make some great contacts, find an entertainment attorney and a casting director for two projects, and attract considerable interest in “Rabid” from sales agents. You can check out my new projects at:

 

www.bythebookmovie.com

www.thebulldogsmovie.com

 

Have a look and please click on “Like” at the bottom of the page – the more “Likes” we have, the better it looks when producers and money-men come calling!

 

March:

 

As a result of contacts made in Berlin, another project, a comedy called “Fix and Flip” has suddenly gone into high gear with a director and producer attached. We’re scheduled to shoot in August/September.

 

I’ve also been pitching a Hollywood producer and director for a writing assignment. It’s a protracted process – everything in this business takes longer than you expect – but I’m hoping to hear some good news soon.

 
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"I have worked with Don on three scripts over the past 18 months, and I am looking forward to an ongoing working relationship.

Creatively, he is highly imaginative, capable of utilising both his own ideas and incorporating those of others to their maximum potential. Don is very hard-working - he works fast, but cares - which means that it becomes very energising for those he works with.

Tough deadlines are a challenge rather than a problem, so if time is of the essence, Don is the ideal person to have on your team."


 PR, Copenhagen
  

Don is by far the fastest scribe I've had the pleasure of working with. In fact, I am puzzled by how high the quality is; you would think it would suffer accordingly.

 

Don is always just an email away, and didn't hesitate to open up his phone lines despite us being in two different countries. Note that he insisted on picking up the bill every time, which I thought was class.

 

Don's educational background, with a Masters in Screenwriting, plus his global travels and experiences, all come through and result in rich, pointed prose. Highly recommended.

Rhys Trenhaile, Writer/Producer/Actor, Probity Productions Inc., Canada.