Wednesday 2 May 2007

The Screenwriters Role

Today's reports on the Screenwriters Festival, which will be running from July 3-6 in Cheltenham, UK.

This year the festival's head, David Pearson, believes an important discussion about the nature of the film industry needs to happen, especially now that the European Screenwriters Manifesto has been established. The festival hopes to offer a platform for screenwriters to discuss their presence in the industry.

Christine Kallas, president of the European writers body FSE, believes it's time that screenwriting took its place at the heart of the film-making process.

"Writers are not looking for recognition of their role in the creation of a film. But films are still generally though of as either a producer's film or a director's film and our creativity is often not recognised."

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