Magazine article Screen International

Agile Launches New Development Initiative

Magazine article Screen International

Agile Launches New Development Initiative

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Screenwriters will write micro-budget ideas for director Max Myers.

Shoreditch-based production company Agile Films has launched Agile/INCUBATE, an intensive micro-budget script development scheme aimed at emerging screenwriters.

The initiative aims to help writers take a project from concept to shooting as quickly as possible. It will offer writers a structured, paid development programme with a view to shooting a micro-budget feature by the end of 2015.

The writers will respond to a brief written by a director ready to make his or her first feature -- for this first programme, the director is Max Myers [pictured], who has previously made shorts Watching and The Birthday Gift.

From now until Nov 24, screenwriters are invited to send in one-page ideas. Two of those will be awarded £1,000 to turn their idea in to a treatment. One of those will be awarded £5,000 to develop their treatment into a finished script. …

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