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R.I.P. Syd Field

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There it is then, the first book i ever bought and read on screenwriting. It was written by Syd Field, who has passed away aged 77.

If you told me back then that i’d someday be teaching university classes using some of Field’s theories i’d never have believed you. But then i’d never have believed it possible that i’d be a produced screenwriter either, if not for the inspiration i gained from Syd Field and his book.

Today, i raise a cup of coffee in salute to the man who was such a legend that he even had ‘PLOT PNT’ on the license plate of his car.

Syd, you were one of a kind and you’ll be missed. Here’s to you.

FADE OUT:

The End.

October Appearances

Thrilled to announce I will be speaking at this year’s London Screenwriters’ Festival (October 26-28) It’s an honour to be part of such a cool line-up.

I am also putting together the first ever UK Samhain Horror event, to be held in London on the same weekend and which promises to be very special indeed.

More details on both events nearer the time!

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