My friend Danny Stack - who has written for EastEnders and CBBC's Roy as well as writing and producing his short film, Origin - has written and produced a new comedy series for the web called Liquid Lunch. You can find the episodes online here and some behind-the-scenes info on his blog here.
Danny is a lovely man who has been blogging for years about the journey he has taken to get his work produced on TV, sharing information about what he has learned along the way. He has plenty of insider knowledge as he worked as a script reader and was also instrumental in setting up the Red Planet prize for screenwriters with Tony Jordan, which gives the winner a cash prize, a commission, an agent if they don't already have one, and mentoring from Tony. Danny has also started a series of podcasts about scripwriting in the UK with Tim Clague.
I have also mentioned two other friends, Jason Arnopp and Dan Turner, who have produced and respectively written and directed new British horror film Stormhouse which will premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival this summer. Most recently they appeared at the MCM Expo in London to talk about the film. Jason is blogging about it all here.
It's always good to see friends doing well. It looks like 2011 is going to be a good year.