Thursday, August 26, 2010

Guy Hibbert challenges festivals to include more screenwriters

By Matthew Hemley in The Stage:
Five Minutes of Heaven and Omagh creator Guy Hibbert is spearheading a global campaign to stop screenwriters being excluded from film and television festivals where their work is shown.

The BAFTA-winning writer claims he and his counterparts are regularly shunned from such festivals, with the directors or actors being asked to appear instead. He argues this denies writers the credit they deserve and the chance to discuss their projects with senior figures in the industry.
There will be more on this Guild-backed campaign in the upcoming issue of the Guild's magazine, UK Writer.

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