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Utterly fabulous news - I won the LSF script competition, run by Hayley McKenzie of Script Angel:
"Hayley was hugely impressed by Rebecca’s writing. The opening ten pages of her script combined exciting action and edge with strong characterisations and poignancy."
And no, I didn't make that up
Bit nervous now…. New followers on Twitter, some of whom might come onto this website. I’m not used to my idle ramblings and general bollocks being read by anyone but me! Let’s hope Hayley doesn’t click in here, or she might well retract the offer
Actually, this is wonderful timing as I have been on a bit of a downer. The harsh reality of getting a job in writing is hitting home. Rejections – pah! I can take them, People who don’t like my style – pooh to you. BUT just say I do get 'skilled-up' (we use that phrase a lot in IT. Horrible), what happens next?!?!?
The UK tv market is teeny-tiny, and our film budgets vanished in the Olympics then Budget (or lack thereof) mayhem, so it's pretty darn impossible to get anywhere unless you can start a career as a runner or similar and work your way up – which is out of range to me at my vintage.
I have a mentor now, who can hopefully help me navigate some of this, whilst helping me craft my TV calling card script – which is another way into this tricky world of scriptwriting.
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