McGregor the Dragon

By ALISON MALONEYSeptember 25, 2007 EWAN McGREGOR is to give film hopefuls a helping hand at the Raindance Festival.The Star Wars star will head up a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel of industry bigwigs to hear film pitches and decide which scripts have enough merit to go further.Live! Ammunition! is an annual event which has, in the past, picked up scripts such as 51st State and Meet the Parents.Joining Ewan on the panel of judges are NIK POWELL, producer of The Crying Game, SALLY CAPLAN, from the UK Film Council, DAVID SCALENGHE of Al Gore’s Current TV and producer MALCOLM GERRIE.Anyone who thinks they have a script idea can go along to the event at BAFTA in London’s Piccadilly. You will have up to two minutes to convince the panellists to read your script or make your film and you run the risk of being gonged off if you are boring.Entrants are asked to drop a fiver in the hat and, at the end of the night the money, and the possibility of script development, goes home with the winner.The fun will continue with a networking party from 9pm at The Club Bar and Dining 21 Warwick Street, London, W1B 5NF.Live! Ammunition! kicks of at 7.30 on October 1st.Source: