Glasgow Evening Times  Dec. 5, 2002
New role for Potter star

By Andy Dougan

HARRY Potter star Sean Biggerstaff has launched a scheme to conjure up Scotland's next generation of movie-makers.
Glasgow-based Sean, 19, plays Oliver Wood, the Gryffindor House Quidditch captain, in both the Harry Potter movies.
He hopes the First Writes scheme will give other Scottish youngsters the chance of breaking into the big time. Three winners will see their own stories turned into scripts then made into short films and screened thanks to UGC cinemas.
The deadline for entries is January 13.
"It's a great idea," says Celia Stevenson of Scottish Screen. "This is a first and winners have the bonus of their very own premiere at the end of it."
First Writes is partly funded by First Light, the National Lottery-backed scheme to help young film-makers.
Details at www.scottishscreen.com.