17 September, 2011

Film Ideas from Newspaper Stories

Laurence Turman in his book, So You Want to Be a Producer advocated that one of the ways of creating ideas for films was browsing newspapers and seeking inspiration; and that is exactly what we did at the last meeting of Southport MovieMakers.

In some cases, it was a matter of seeing the film in actual stories reported in the news. In other cases, it was a matter of combining two or more different items. Further ideas came about from imagining a situation and incorporating some element of a news story. Added to this was a fair amount of brainstorming and refining of ideas. All of this, of course, is preparation for writing a script.

I won’t outline the ideas that emerged but undoubtedly they represent future potential for group Club productions.