Brit Writers' Awards is up on Friday 26th Feb at 5pm.
So far, I have submitted two stories and have several more to add, plus a poetry collection, but their site seems to have crashed so maybe it's been overwhelmed with last-minute entries.
Lee Hughes very kindly told me about the Sword & Sorceress Anthology 25 so I have a fantasy piece all ready for that. Not allowed to submit until the 17th April though and they're very strict - don't want my knuckles rapped! Or worse, my story rejected because I was too keen and sent it too early.
Overall, I've been trying to get this year's competition calendar organised. I've got pieces ready to submit to some and ideas for others. I am determined to make 2010 the year I get paid for writing.
And then of course there's Bridport (quakes in shoes). I have no chance in hell, but you have to have a go, don't you. Good luck to everyone entering comps this year.
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Last year, the remake of Brighton Rock was filmed in Eastbourne, facilitated by the council's Film Liaison Unit. The directors recruited hundreds of local people as extras, including several council staff. Read more...
Eastbourne Takes On Brighton Rock
by Michele Ranger
But where would British favourite Pete Postlethwaite have been without EBC's own Andy Tourle? How would Andrea Risborough have coped without the Gowers in situ?
Andy, Alan Gower and his father Ian joined the hundreds of extras who were cast in the remake of the iconic film. SureLinetracked them down to find out about their experiences.
At the casting auditions, whilst the Gowers had to wait for 90 minutes to be seen, Andy said it felt more like ten days.
Filming was also a family affair for Theatres Box Office Manager, Zoe Bourne who was cast as a ‘mother’ for three days, and actually performed alongside her own son. She even got to chat to Phil Davis – one of the original mods from 1979’s Quadrophenia. Phil recently appeared in ITV’s Collision and BBC2’s Desperate Romantics.
Sam Riley, the film’s main star was a hit with everyone. “He was very nice and talked to most people,” said Laura. “I saw him when he had got his make up done after a particular scene, and he explained to me why he had green around his eyes (for special effects).”