Screenwriter Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Diana Kemp-Jones

An interview with screenwriter Diana Kemp-Jones regarding the Abbreviated Screenplay Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: Urchin explores the nature of miracles and focuses on a very special relationship between an embittered WWII veteran and a mysterious little boy.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: I am always on the lookout for screenplay competitions that accept short scripts. Urchin also placed first in the recent Writers Place short screenplay competition.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: So far so good!

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: Results have only just been posted, so we'll see how it goes.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: Hopefully I will!

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: Yes, over a dozen short scripts so far, but I am working on a feature and have several other short scripts in progress. I'm adapting short stories from my collections into screenplays.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I am a resident of LA.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: Several - writing is an addiction for me. I bounce from one story to the because the ideas just keep flowing.

Posted Thursday, February 8, 2007