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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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50 Kisses has all been about “Taking Chances”

The making of 50 Kisses has been a long road.We’ve learned a lot as we have travelled from script competition, to film competition to post production. One of the things we have been pleasantly surprised by is the amount of engagement and affection for the project that even those who didn’t make it into the

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50 Kisses is now fine cutting and close to picture lock

So we have been a little quiet for the last couple of months as we have been beavering away at post-production on 50 Kisses. I sat today with editors Simon Reglar and Ricky Milling and watched what was pretty close to a fine cut of the final movie. And I have got to tell you,

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50 Kisses Edit Update

We have been working away on the edit of 50 Kisses and we have had to batten down the hatches in order to get it done. And we still have a long way to go. Sadly, we still cannot reveal the shortlist as that will immediately limit the final edit – we learned this with

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Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained, by Jonny Evers

Part 1: How It All Came About This whole thing started when I attended a scriptwriters event back in June. Props must go to Euroscript, who host them for free every couple of months, as an incentive to sign up to their courses (which, to be fair, look pretty useful…I’m just cheap!). The free events

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The Making of “Practice Makes Perfect” By: Samantha Skelton

I came across the 50 Kisses competition two days before the script stage was about to close, and I told myself, “I have to do this.” Not only is it an amazing catalyst for up-and-comers’ careers, but getting to collab with writer’s and filmmakers all over the world sounded like a life changing experience. I

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50 Kisses Music Challenge

50 Kisses post production is in full swing and we are looking for some songs for both the end titles and the trailer. Are you a composer? A songwriter? A band? Do you know anyone whose work would fit in 50 Kisses? Or someone who would be interested in creating some music for us? All

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Writing “That Good Night” by Kenneth Lemm

I am still dazed by the experience afforded by the 50 Kisses competition. I stumbled across the competition quite by accident, and immediately envisioned the story I would set out to tell. It was one of those moments when later asked ‘where did you get your idea?’ you realize you don’t know yourself. The story

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‘Colton’s Big Night’, Behind the Scenes with Sebastian Solberg

Last week we had the cast and crew screening for ‘Colton’s Big Night’. The showing was in London at the Genesis Cinema. It was a wonderful night with all the cast and lots of the crew members turning up to see their hard work on the big screen. https://vimeo.com/55348620We also showed the Making Of, which

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Editing 50 Kisses… The Team Assembles

After my post a few days ago about the future of 50 Kisses, and after much consultation, deliberation and thinking, we have some announcements to make. Many of you contributed to the blog post – and we were blown away by the passion, commitment to excellence and amazing ideas. We have already taken many of

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Writing Poster Boy by Tracey Flynn

It was said to me recently, “You’ve been at this a while; about time you saw some success.”  “This” being screenwriting, which I have been “at it a while,” but I realised, after stewing on this comment, that the writing is only part of it. To see some success, you also have to put that

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