After much agonising, I finally decided to attend this year’s London Screenwriter’s Festival in October. This has mostly been facilitated by them offering a very handy monthly installment plan, as £24 per month is a lot more palatable than £240 in one hit.
Considering the investment in money and time that this involves I need to make sure I’m prepared. That means I need to get my portfolio up to scratch in the next ten months. Based on the advice on Bang2Write, what I’ll need is: 10-15 one page pitches; 2 or 3 microshorts (1-3 pages); 1 ten minute short; 1 TV pilot and series bible; 2-4 feature scripts (each with its own 1 page pitch).
I’m unlikely to manage to get the feature scripts in place in time, but the TV pilot, the shorts and the pitches are entirely manageable in the timeframe.