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Tag: scriptwriter

  • Alex Learmont

    Alex Learmont was born in Scotland in 1942. He then emigrated to Zimbabwe in 1952. Now resident in Cape Town, Alex was active in film production between 1958 and 2018 as writer/director/cameraman in corporate communication, training, educational docudrama, international news and current affairs. Alex starter writing poetry in early 1960s, and was published in New Poems 1965, a PEN Anthology (ed. C. V. Wedgwood). He has written approximately 400 short film scripts and narrations, four Read more [...]

  • Simon Kyle Parker

    Simon Kyle Parker studied scriptwriting at university. Films are his first love but storytelling is his obsession. His first writing were all short screenplays (a few are dotted about on YouTube). His first big success was writing Christmas Ranch, which had a small life on Netflix.   Q: If you could travel in the past, which one of the great writers would you like to meet and why? A: Alexandre Dumas, shows him a few Read more [...]