Script Forum 2010

has ended yesterday and was one of the most inspiring and creative events of the year so far.

In Warsaw, with a quite uncommon heat wave, in the beautiful old-fashioned buildings of the Warsaw University, close to the old town.

Hearing about films in a serious  and professional way is always a great passion and fun but it wasn’t so much the actual lectures and meetings with such meaningful people as Tadeusz Chmielewski, Linda Seger, Kazimiera Szczuka, Joanna Kos-Krauze and David Kavanagh (witty funny) that were so inspiring as the overall atmosphere: in the last couple of days I came up with three new screenplay ideas.

I have also made a few acquaintances; two of them might be fruitful…

But two events really made my week:

The meeting with author Tomasz Piątek; whom I’ve been a fan of for at least 6 or 7 years (read one book and a half and listened to his show on the radio every week a few years ago) and whom I almost saw two times in the past months but whom I missed each time.  It turned out we have a mutual friend… In case I had forgotten, he reminded me how clever and witty and funny he was.

The surprise lecture given by Oscar-winning (for “Milk”) Dustin Lance Black; apart from the fact that he is one of the most beautiful and good-looking people on the planet, his lecture about homosexuality, gay rights, Harvey Milk, the Warsaw Uprising, the Mormons and his relationship to his Mom was incredibly moving, inspiring and powerful. He really made an impact.

I am really grateful to the organizers of the Script Forum and now let’s make all the ideas into written words!

Published in: on July 17, 2010 at 9:24 am  Leave a Comment  

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