A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Category Archives: british film

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

My year in film: 2014.


I forgot to do this in my blog yesterday so, since I’ve no intention of doing anything today other than watching movies, I thought I’d do a quick resume of … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Falklands War – My guilty secret.


Normally, at around 4.00 in the afternoon, my writing life will be dominated by one of two things. If I’m in writing mode, it’ll be the sounds of Bjork in … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 4 Comments