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Ms. Hannigan Chosen For The Herts & Essex Playwriting Festival

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Sunday, January 14, 2018, In : Contests & Awards 
I received a lovely message last week informing me that my stage adaptation of THOSE KIDS WHO KILLED MS. HANNIGAN has been chosen to be performed as part of The Herts & Essex Playwriting Festival. An extract from the play will be performed on Monday 26th February 2018 at The Harlow Playhouse. If it's the audience favourite on the night it will go forward to the grand final on the Tuesday, where it has the chance of being produced by Contexture Theatre Company!

Will post more details when I kno...
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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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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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Busy, busy, busy...

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Monday, March 23, 2015, In : Random 
It's been a while since my last update, but that's because I've been busy, busy, busy!

I've been working hard to finish my new feature film: Destination: Hollywood, which is now ready to take on the world. I'm pretty excited about this one! Hopefully you'll all be able to see it on the big screen in the not-so-distant future :)

This year, I've also decided to apply for all of the US TV Writing Fellowships and have written a spec episode of The Big Bang Theory entitled: The Time Travel Manipulat...
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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:)


http://www.londonscreenwritersfestival.com/how-i-got-my-agent-lsf-delegate-cera-rose-pickering-shares-her-lsf-strategies/

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21 Memorable Movies That Moved A 90s Kid...

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, In : Random 
I was challenged by my friend Naomi to name my 15 most memorable movies! I couldn't pick 15 so here's 21 for you....

1. Romancing The Stone (1984) / Jewel Of The Nile (1985)
- Totes my guilty pleasure growing up! I don't know what kind of seven year old discovers and becomes obsessed with movies like this all by themselves, but I defo wanted to be Joan Wilder growing up.

2. Back To The Future (1985)
- I didn't see this movie until I was 19 (shocker I know, seeing how much I love it.) Let's...


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Writer's Blog Tour 2014

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, In : Screenwriting 
So....
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!

http://www.londonbreakfastclub.com/2013/03/20/how-i-got-my-agent-at-the-london-breakfast-club/

How I got my first agent:)
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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:

http://www.londonscreenwritersfestival.com/yvonne-grace-how-to-get-into-tv/

Can't wait for the festival next month!
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TwitChange Article - #LittleVoices & @SophiaBush Sing Victorious Songs

Posted by Cera Rose Pickering on Thursday, November 3, 2011, In : TwitChange 
A link to my first article for TwitChange.com on how One Tree Hill actress, Sophia Bush (my role model) is using Twitter to become a prominent role model and inspire thousends of people around the world to make positive changes in the world around them.

http://twitchange.com/little-voices-sing-victorious-songs/

TwitChange is an organisation founded by Shaun King that studies how social media is creating social good and social change.

Happy reading!
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