Did I mention Adrian Mead and Clare Kerr are running a course on adaptation in Edinburgh in March? Oh that's right, I did. (Click on the links here, here and here if you want more info on the course and why it's a good idea to learn more about adaptation).
I also mentioned then that I would only be going if I could secure funding from Skillset. Well good news! I've got some. So I will definitely be there. I know some of you out there are going too: I called no less than three B&B's in Edinburgh yesterday who told me, "Soz luv, no room that weekend, some screenwriting thing going on"! But if you're going to be there - drop us a line in the comments or send me an email: Bang2write"at"aol"dot"com. If you live in Edinburgh already, let me know that too! Let's get a little Scribomeet going one of the evenings!
So... Too broke to go? So was I. That's why I applied for one of these. It's a grant from Skillset to allow people like you and me to advance their careers in the media industry. You have to fill out quite a lengthy form and find lots of examples of costs etc, but it's well worth it. They ask you stuff like: "How will this course help you in your career?" Unsurprising stuff really. My answer: "I intend to have a rabid affair with both of Mead Kerr since I am sleeping my way up the media industry and need your help to get to Edinburgh to do it." How could Skillset resist? You might want to write things like "networking opportunity", "new knowledge on adaptation since I've only ever written original specs" etc however.
So...What are you waiting for? Apply! I'll see you there, no excuses.
Mead Kerr website
Travel and Accommodation in Edinburgh