Sunday, 7 December 2008

Writersoom in Brighton

Thursday evening at the Sallis Benney theatre saw Paul Ashton from the BBC Writersroom essentially presenting all ten of these – Paul is a brilliantly engaging speaker, and the love for what he does was more than obvious to everyone present. Lots of frantic notes were scribbled, and someone in front of me even videoed the whole thing. There wasn’t a huge amount of time left at the end for an extensive Q&A, and part of this was taken up by two questions on copyright (sheesh!). Suffice to say, the BBC will assume all copyright in your work once your script has been sent into Writersroom.*

Afterwards I went here with the beautiful and talented Michelle Lipton, the insanely personable Sheiky, and the always entertaining Mister G, who regaled us with tales of writing for The Bill and getting a sitcom commission. Yowsa! At this point you may well ask what I’m doing hanging around with such talented people when all I have to offer is a Uwe Boll story. Well, ask away; I haven’t a clue either. All I know is that the likes of Ms Lipton cannot escape, as she now owes me cake. Quite a lot of it, in fact. So there.
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* This is a lie, for which I apologise. I am a bad person.

7 comments:

Mister G said...

"...the beautiful and talented Michelle Lipton, the insanely personable Sheiky, and the always entertaining Mister G, who regaled us with tales of writing for The Bill and getting a sitcom commission."

*always entertaining*?! I'd rather be *beautiful and talented*, or *insanely personable* any day! Instead I get portrayed as Brighton's answer to Denis Norden.

*shakes fist Harry Hill style*

Chip Smith said...

How about this?

"The insanely beautiful and talented Mister G, who impressed us all with his spendid Noddy Holder-esque sideburns."

Let's face it, it could be worse - you could be an official friend of Uwe Boll ;-)

SHEIKSPEAR said...

'Twas a great night had by all. A pleasure to meet to meet you and Michelle.
And, of course the beautiful and talented Noddy. And the insanely personable Dennis...

Noddy Norden said...

I like it!

Chip Smith said...

Noddy - how about 'beautifully insane'? I think that could apply as well, you know...

michellelipton said...

Beautiful and talented? You won't get away with that for long! People do know what I look like...

And I do owe you cake. Big time! But it was all part of my cunning plan to make sure you'd come out to play with me again...

Chip Smith said...

Get over it, sweetheart! You're beautiful and that's all there is to it! Sheesh! We'll have Mr Holder back here before long complaining about that accusation of insanity ;-)

I think to keep the balance here, next time we meet I'm going to have two pieces of cake, so then I'll owe you a piece! Rest assured, it'll all work out in the end.