View Full Version : Hello from South Africa

07-05-2012, 11:31 PM
Normally I'd say sunny South Africa, but it's bloody freezing here!

So I'm a journalist working for some big magazines. I'm a writer and damn proud of it. I started exploring screenplays 3 years back, wrote some really crap stuff. Then I wrote more crap stuff and then one day EUREKA! It suddenly dawned on me that I might just have to unlearn everything I believed I knew about writing. I did, I took a break, I read over 100 screenplays, watched a thousand movies and wrote a script "Lucifer's Hero" that actually got optioned.

I'm here to network, to build my resume, to hopefully build solid working relationships with some of you.

I believe conflict should be in the script and compromise in the development stage.

Nice to meet you all.

07-05-2012, 11:56 PM
Welcome to the forum! You can never have too many writers around and congratulations on getting an option.

Nick Soares
07-06-2012, 02:20 PM

07-06-2012, 02:44 PM
Thank you. After midnight here, time to close the laptop and sleep.

09-15-2012, 10:57 AM
welcum nomwil

09-16-2012, 12:29 AM

But now everyone of us starting-screenwriters wants to know: how did you get your screenplay optioned? Your contacts? Query letters? Inktip? :)