screenGRAB Issue 9 – Jan/Feb 2011
Please Stand By – Future Stars of Scottish Filmmaking
With 2011 now well and truly underway, the team at screenGRAB profile some of the up-and-coming future faces of Scottish filmmaking to watch out for this year. Anne Milne one of the profiled future stars, reports from the recent IDFA where she screened her multi-award winning short Maria’s Way and Dee Custance writes about her experiences working as producers’ assistant on the Oscar-nominated film The Illusionist.
Happy 1st Birthday screenWORKS
This month also sees Edinburgh screenWORKS, the home of screenGRAB, celebrate it’s first birthday. screenWORKS is a non-profit coworking space offering affordable, flexible workspace for individuals, companies and start-ups. For more info on screenWORKS visit www.edinburghscreenworks.co.uk
Editor: Laura Witz. Writers: Anne Milne, Dee Custance, Laura Witz, John Gibb.
In this first issue of screenGRAB for 2011, the team profile 16 up-and-coming future stars of Scottish filmmaking. Writers, Directors and Producers making an impact to watch out for this year.
In November, Anne Milne went to the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam to promote her award winning short film documentary, Maria’s Way. Whilst there, we asked her to scope out some of the highlights and the lowlights from the worlds biggest documentary festival.
Dee Custance was producers’ assistant on The Illusionist, the Oscar nominated film that opened the Edinburgh Film Festival last year. Dee writes about her experiences on this notoriously eventful film project, working with producer Bob Last.
The King’s Speech seems set to pull in a lot of Best Actor awards this season. Colin Firth is once again playing a posh English bloke; however, this closely studied portrayal of a king-to-be has none of the niceties of his more frivolous roles.
Nominated for four major Golden Globes and winner of two, Best Actress for Annette Bening and Best Picture, The Kids Are All Right is looking to be a main player at this year’s awards season for its quality depiction of a truly modern family.
Book Review: The Coffee Break Screenwriter
- Michael Wiese Productions
Alessandra’s book aims to break down scriptwriting into manageable chunks, championing the idea that anyone can write a script so long as they can find some short moments in which to work on it.
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