Most Recent 50 Kisses Updates

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‘The Price Of Romance’ by Rachel McAdam

Last year I’d entered the LSF scriptwriting contest and had been mortified to discover I’d used the most common scenario. Determined not to be caught doing that again I brainstormed manically until I came up with the idea of a future more elaborate version of Skype where the holographic images of ourselves who did the

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‘Neil’: By Nigel Karikari

The backstory? I hear you ask. Well….I had recently completed a fifth draft of a feature script and was about to lean into working up another feature idea when I saw the 50 Kisses competition. Competitions are great! It’s masochistic but the whip hand of the deadline, it sadly gets things done! I saw the

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Writing ‘The Moment’ – Guest blog from Stephen Cooper

I was told about 50kisses by a fellow script writer Gareth Turpie (Who made it to the last 100 himself) and thought I’d give it a go. I hadn’t wrote a short in a while as I was mostly concentrating on my feature writing, but the competition seemed like an interesting one. The idea of

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50 Kisses – One was mine! Guest Blog Post From Ross Aitken

Advice was pretty much the first idea I thought of when the 50 Kisses project came up. It’s not too difficult to see where the idea came from: Mike is basically me in my early 20s. The first draft was dashed off in about half an hour whilst at work, cobbled into a screenplay format,

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Lost the plot? Why taking notes is essential for screenwriters

One of the most powerful lessons I ever learned was that when someone doesn’t get what I am communicating, it’s not their fault, it’s mine. 100% my fault, and 100% of the time. I get it, when someone doesn’t understand what you are saying it’s REALLY frustrating and annoying. But it’s still your fault. This

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Lucy V Hay, Bang2Write, Feedback on 50 Kisses Winners

It was always going to be difficult, honing a list of 1800+ scripts down to just 50. It wasn’t just a case of picking only the “best” writing either, but balancing the “best” with the “right” subject matter too – we didn’t want 50 smoochy-smoochy scripts, or 50 outlandish ones either. The reading team needed

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Getting to the 50

It would be this morning that the central line decides to crash and burn as I travel to Ealing Studios early to announce the 50 Kisses winners.Flipping Olympics, don’t they know we have 50 Kisses to announce? I clawed my way through the crowds of infuriating tourists and untrained G4S staff to get to Stratford,

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50 Kisses Draft 1… time for a redraft?

We have spent weeks refining 1,870 scripts that were submitted to 50 Kisses, down to the final 50. We got there over the weekend, but then we discovered we had a problem. We effectively had a first draft of a feature film, and like any first draft, it’s not ready to be shot. The main

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