Meet the team

Staff and team on stage at festival closure @ London Screenwriters' Festival 2013The London Screenwriters’ Festival is run by screenwriters, producers and filmmakers just like you.

And we believe passionately that we are all in it together.

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Festival Staff

Chris Jones

Chris Jones – Creative Director

Guerilla filmmaker, educator and screenwriter Chris runs the festival

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Judy Goldberg

Judy Goldberg – Festival Manager

Screenwriter Judy makes the festival happen

Paolo Ciccarelli

Paolo Ciccarelli – Festival Production

Paolo is heading up the production team and is the LSF PitchFest Manager.

Lucia Landino

Lucia Landino – Festival Producer

Lucia heads up the office and is the first person to turn to if you need help and support.

Lucy V Hay

Lucy V Hay – director of education

Lucy is a screenwriter, script reader and novelist

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Catherine Arton

Catherine Arton – Actors Table Read Producer

Casting Director Catherine Arton will be heading up the Actors Table Read

Phoebe Gibson

Phoebe Gibson – volunteer co-ordinator

Phoebe is a professional writer and lecturer who oversees festival staff logistics

Oliver Purches

Oliver Purches – stage manager

Oli is a writer, director and actor who oversees stage tech at the festival

Zoe Guilford

Zoe Guilford – Actors Table Read Production

I am a film producer and actress with a passion for all parts of the industry, especially screenwriting.

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Marcos Avlonitis

Marcos Avlonitis – Official Photographer

Marcos is our go to guy when it comes to getting killer shots of all our events in action.

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Gail Hackston

Gail Hackston – marketing and PR support

Gail is a screenwriter and digital marketer

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Piers Beckley

Piers Beckley – website manager

Piers is our web wizard

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Filming Crew

Carmen Zografou

Carmen Zografou – Camera Team

Filmmaker and Producer

Catarina Oliveria

Catarina Oliveria – Camera Team

LSF film crew veteran Caterina returns to bring her experience to the team.

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Ross Aitken

Ross Aitken – Camera Team

Writer, Producer and co-Director, runs Ikonic Films whose first feature film Kidnap Me is in post-production.

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Simon Cox

Simon Cox – Camera Team Co-ordinator

LSF crew veteran, Simon will be directing the filming crew with Seb.

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Sebastian Solberg

Sebastian Solberg – Camera Team Co-ordinator

You will see Seb running around the festival with at least seven cameras at any one moment!

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Support Team

Abigail Gao

Abigail Gao – Festival Support

As an international student from Canada I love studying abroad and meeting new people, sharing mutual love for film and TV!

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Anthony Jenkins

Anthony Jenkins – Festival Support

Budding screenwriter/graduate trying to gain employment in the media industry involving writing.

Cat Randle

Cat Randle – Festival Support

Freelance journalist & scriptwriter, I'm in the Big Idea Marquee in the steam punk hat.

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Daisy Wakefield

Daisy Wakefield – Festival Support

Happy to help out :-)

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Deanna Turnbull

Deanna Turnbull – Festival Support

Sci-Fi/Fantasy film geek, but with a keen interest in all genres. Currently developing a career as a film producer.

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Jade Greene

Jade Greene – Festival Support

Wannabe TV screenwriter currently in my final year studying Screenwriting & Producing at Regent's University.

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James Staunton

James Staunton – Festival Support

Young writer seeking representation. Have currently written a feature comedy as well as a TV drama as part of a Second Light Men

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Laura Ion

Laura Ion – Festival Support

Regent's University Acting and Global Theatre student working in film in my spare time.

Olivia Long

Olivia Long – Festival Support

Singer, comedienne and writer. In that order

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Sangeeta Parekh

Sangeeta Parekh – Festival Support

New to the UK. Happy to be here. Interested in development and producing. Lover of character driven stories and cats..

Xandria Horton

Xandria Horton – Festival Support

Development Assistant / Assistant Script Editor for Eleventh Hour Films. Veteran LSWF volunteer.

Jak Wakefield

Jak Wakefield – Festival Support

Basement dweller masquerading as a film man... Please give generously.

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Scott "Scottie" Baker

Scott "Scottie" Baker – Festival Support

A newbie this year. I know some of these amazing people when we went out to Los Angeles to volunteer at the GAPF this past June

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Zsofia Szemeredy

Zsofia Szemeredy – Festival Support

I am second year film & history student at Queen Mary University of London. I am interested in scriptwriting.

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Andrew Southern

Andrew Southern – Festival Support

Film-maker, novelist, meditator, traveller... connoisseur of life. Looking forward to another festival

Sidney Malik

Sidney Malik – Festival Support

Screenwriter, Actor, Historian, Sidney comes from the world of Sports Entertainment and Film.

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Alex Mandel-Dallal

Alex Mandel-Dallal – Festival Support

Where I'm going I need no roads. Life in no particular order.

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Dominic Brancaleone

Dominic Brancaleone – Festival Support

With a BA (Hons) in Arts & Media, a Masters degree in Screenwriting, and a wealth of directing experience.

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