50 Habits of Successful Screenwriters

Room: Tuke Hall
Time: Friday 10.45am

with Marnie Dickens, Debbie Horsfield, and Rachel Paterson
moderated by Jonathan Newman

50 Habits of Successful Screenwriters image

In this session, we will share 50 of the most useful and repeatable/learnable habits that drive writers ever closer to their chosen destination. Getting ideas down. Getting ideas developed into pitches. Getting pitches expanded into treatments. Getting treatments expanded into scripts. Getting scripts optioned. Getting options actioned and produced. Getting seen. Getting hired again… Some of it may be happenstance but make no mistake, routine and habit play a massive central role in success.

Get the intel. Get the edge. Get it written. Get it produced. Get signed. Repeat.

Appearing in this session

Debbie Horsfield

Debbie Horsfield – Screenwriter

Credits include Poldark; Sex, Chips & Rock 'n Roll; All The Small Things

Debbie is responsible for the BBC smash hit Poldark and is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright.
Debbie Horsfield
Marnie Dickens

Marnie Dickens – Screenwriter

Credits include Thirteen, Gold Digger

Marnie is the creator and writer of drama Thirteen that aired on BBC Three iPlayer, BBC Two and BBC America, starring Jodie Comer (Killing Eve). Her latest original drama series is Gold Digger.
Marnie Dickens
Rachel Paterson

Rachel Paterson – Screenwriter

Credits include Casualty

Rachel signed with Independent Talent in 2017 and started writing for Casualty in 2018. She has just finished her fifth episode as a core writer.
Rachel Paterson
Jonathan Newman

Jonathan Newman – Writer, Director

Credits include The Adventurer: Curse of the Midas Box, Foster

Jonathan Newman recently directed the $25m movie The Adventurer: Curse of the Midas Box.
Jonathan Newman