A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

The Appeal of Clarkson.


I’ve had a few people contact me this morning asking me to explain the appeal of Jeremy Clarkson. Now it is indeed true that Jezza is something of a Marmite … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 6 Comments

Actors: smart, mad or just plain stupid.


Last year, I wrote a blog about the issue of people expecting writers to work for free. The blog, entitled So you want to be a professional writer, attracted numerous … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Screenwriting: Is age discrimination an actual thing?


In my last blog (Why the film world doesn’t owe you a living) I made the point that as a 56 year old male, the chances of you ‘breaking through’ … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why the film world doesn’t owe you a living.


It is, as many people who work in film and TV will be acutely aware, award season. Or to put it another way, the time of the year when backs … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 17 Comments

The Death of Football.


I am a football fan. This, dear reader, is a well documented fact. Now to some reading that, it will be natural to assume that if I’m not watching Sky … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 8 Comments

5 reasons why I love writing for older actors.


I shall, from the outset, put my cards on the table and say that I am, at least numerically speaking, old. 

I don’t feel old mind, and I certainly don’t … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · 4 Comments

Writers: Are we our own worst enemies?


As you may or may not have noticed, my third feature, We Still Kill The Old Way, was released over Christmas. For reasons I won’t go into here, I haven’t … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 7 Comments
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