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Interviewed by The Working Arts

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Monday, September 18, 2017, In : Screenwriting 
A few weeks ago, I had the privileged of being interviewed by the lovely Erica Lee Martin from The Working Arts.

The Working Arts is a podcast that celebrates the careers of people currently working in the creative industries and explores how they got to into working in their respective areas. It was lovely to sit down with Erica and chat about my very crazy, extremely non-linear route into screenwriting and talk about the direction that I hope my career goes in the near future. 

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Pre-LSF 2017...

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, In : Screenwriting 
I don't know about you, but it feels like the last 12 months have totally flown by! It's nearly time for everyone's favourite  screenwriting event - The London Screenwriters' Festival :) This year, my coming-of-age drama 'Lola', which I wrote a few years ago now, has been selected for The Actors Table Read. I'm really looking forward to revisiting the script and seeing it performed, as it has always been one of my faves.

I also found out yesterday that I have been selected for the Writers' Roo...
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Create 50 Winner!

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, In : Screenwriting 
The winners of Create 50 - The Impact were announced yesterday and I'm pleased to say that my project 'Daddy's Fort' was one of the chosen scripts!

The 54 scripts in the final selection will now move forward into the filmmaking phase where producers and directors are invited to team up, chose a script and produce it. The best 50 films will then be selected for the final edit of the feature length movie which will be screened in UK cinemas.

Big congrats to my LSF friends who were among the sel...
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Create 50 Finalist!

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, In : Screenwriting 
Excited to find out today that two of my short screenplays 'Plummet' and 'Daddy's Fort' have both made the finals for Create 50's latest project 'The Impact'!

Fingers crossed that one of these scripts makes it through to the final 50 which will be put forward for production for the final film :)

Well done to all the other finalists! Lots of talent in the group :)

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A Quick Catch-You-Up...

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Friday, January 22, 2016, In : Screenwriting 
So, I've just seen that my last post (from October) didn't actually post properly! So here's a brief run-down of the last few months...

LSF 2015 was brill. I met loads of wonderful new writers and producers! It's great to see the community growing year by year. Kudos to Chris Jones (as always) for creating and bringing the festival into existence :)

My Writers' Lab with Joshua St. Johnston was an enlightening experience, especially getting to hear how he put together 'The Enfield Haunting'. It ...
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Pre-LSF 2015!

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, In : Screenwriting 
So, it's nearly time for the 2015 London Screenwriters' Festival! The line up this year looks totally fab - of course I'm mostly excited for the script to screen of 'Jaws' (Big Spielberg fan!)

I'm also thrilled to that 'Destination: Hollywood' has been selected for The Actors Table Read, and 'Leonard of Mayfair' has been selected for the 'Writing True Stories' Lab led by Joshua St. Johnston, writer of 'The Enfield Haunting'.

Can't wait! :)

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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest 2015

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Thursday, October 1, 2015, In : Screenwriting 
So, my roadtrip comedy feature 'Destination: Hollywood' has made it through to the Quarter-Finals of the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest! I'm totally thrilled be selected in the Action/Adventure category!

It's also great to hear that a number of writer friends have also made it through in other categories - Congrats to KT Parker, Darren Barker, Rebecca Handley and fellow Imagine Talent writer, Dominic Carver!

Fingers crossed that we all make it through to the Semi-Finals, which will...
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London Screenwriters' Festival 2014

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Friday, October 31, 2014, In : Screenwriting 

It seems that LSF 2014 has come and gone in a flash!

As a third year 'veteran delegate' (as Chris Jones calls us!) this year's festival really felt like coming home. It was great to catch up with old friends and hear about the progress made in their careers - a testament to hard work and perseverance!

As this year's delegate capacity was nearly 700 (!) I also met a lot of new writers, directors and actors, all at different stages of their careers but all eager and hungry to learn. It was lo...

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LSF Podcast - How To Be A Delegate Superstar!

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, In : Screenwriting 
Today I went down to Ealing Studios to record a podcast imparting my wisdom on how to be a delegate superstar at this year's London Screenwriters' Festival! You can check out the full interview with Chris Jones at the link below:)

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Writer's Blog Tour 2014

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, In : Screenwriting 
I've been asked by my lovely writer friend Phil Lawrence to participate in the Writer's Blog Tour 2014 and talk a little bit about my work. Empire magazine, eat your heart out!

What am I working on?
I always say that I'm going to concentrate on one project at a time but that never happens! In fact, I think it's healthier for the mind to work between two projects so creativity can flow in its own good time. Put it down if you're stumped. That's rule one!

I've just finished a family sitcom b...

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Meeting Joss Whedon!

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Monday, December 2, 2013, In : Screenwriting 
Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting the crazy talent (and crazy funny) Joss Whedon!

Myself and twenty other screenwriters attended a two hour workshop courtesy of IMPOSSIBLE, a new social network set up by actress and model Lily Cole. Impossible allows its users to post 'wishes' on its website and encourages others to come forward and grant those wishes by donating their specific skills and time.

Maybe you want to learn French? Or how to knit? Or someone to chat to? Those are all current w...
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London Screenwriters' Festival 2013

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Sunday, November 17, 2013, In : Screenwriting 

It's taken me a whole month to write about it, but LSF 2013 was an amazing experience!

Highlights for me included my Actor's Table Read with Patterson Joseph, watching Basic Instinct with its writer Joe Ezsterhas and of course the Great British Pitchfest!

The networking opportunities at LSF have been invaluable over the past year to my career, so once again, a massive thank you to Chris Jones and the LSF team - I promise to dedicate my first BAFTA / Oscar to you guys!!


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Pre LSF 2013 and Actors Table Read...

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, In : Screenwriting 
It's nearly time for the 2013 London Screenwriters' Festival and this year there is a whole WEEK of festival goodness! Really looking forward to attending the amazing sessions on offer and meeting this year's speakers and delegates.

A section of my TV Pilot BLINK! has also been chosen for the Actors Table Read, and will be workshopped by Actor and Director Patterson Joseph, alongside Actresses Angela Shaftoe and Katie McGarry. I can't wait to watch them bring my work to life!

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Breakfast Club Blog - March 2013

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, In : Screenwriting 
My newest article for the London Screenwriters' Festival Breakfast Club Blog!

How I got my first agent:)
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Newest Client of Imagine Talent!

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Friday, March 15, 2013, In : Screenwriting 

I am trilled to announce that I have signed with agent Christina Pickworth at Imagine Talent! Really looking forward to working with Christina and seeing some of my projects come to life:)

Take a look at my portfolio page here: 


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London Screenwriters' Festival 2012

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, In : Screenwriting 

On October 26th - 28th, Screenwriters from around the world gathered at Regents College for the 2012 London Screenwriters' Festival.

Highlights for me included taking part in the first Great British Pitchfest, chatting to X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz, and breaking down an episode of Mad Men with writer and producer Lisa Albert. I also had the pleasure of being chosen for the Channel 4 Creating Drama Series Lab with Phillip Shelley.

Thank you to Chris Jones, Signe Olynyk, Bob Schultz and every...

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Writer's Breakfast Club

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Thursday, September 13, 2012, In : Screenwriting 
I had the pleasure of attending my first Writer's Breakfast Club at the beginning of September with guest speaker Yvonne Grace - Lots of great tips, inspiration and networking!

You can see my review of the event on the London Screenwriter's Festival Blog:

Can't wait for the festival next month!
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