The London Screenwriters’ Festival features over 150 professional speakers from all corners of the industry. Many have also agreed to intimate Script Chat sessions after their respective events so that you can get face time with them. As guide to the calibre and quantity of our professional speakers, check out our roster from LSF 2013 HERE. For updates, check back soon or join our newsgroup below.
If I hadn’t come to the festival I wouldn’t have improved as a writer, got an agent, and now I have a meeting at Hollyoaks about writing the show!
Hayley November, Screenwriter
Speakers To Be Added
Over the coming months the team will add more and more speakers.
It has been a genuine eye opener and I have had my writing career enriched in ways I hadn’t considered possible
Mac McSharry, Screenwriter
Credits include: Wanted, The Fountain, The Fifth Element
Iain is an established and award winning international film producer with a credit list as long as your arm!
Credits include: Prime Suspect
Lynda has created some of the most iconic and successful British TV series, including Prime Suspect, Widows and The Governor.
Director, Just Effing Entertain Me Screenwriting Competition
Hollywood screenwriter and script guru
Credits include: The Coffee Break Screenwriter
Pilar's students and clients have written for Lost, Prison Break, Nip Tuck, House of Lies, CSI and Family Guy.
I’m still buzzing my socks off about the lab… what a tremendous experience!
Michelle Lindsay, Screenwriter
Credits include: The Fall, The Runaway
Allan is the creator and writer of the BBC's critically acclaimed smash hit The Fall starring Gillian Anderson.
Credits include: Starred Up
Jonathan was voted Best British Newcomer at the London Film Festival 2013.
Credits include: Hustle, Life On Mars, Holby Blue
He’s written for and created some of the most iconic and successful British TV series, including Life on Mars and East Enders.
Credits include: The IT Crowd, Red Dwarf
“I wish Andrew came as an app” – Graham Linehan
Credits include: Waking The Dead, The Bill
Barbara Machin is the BAFTA and EMMY award winning screenwriter who created BBC1’s worldwide selling hit series Waking The Dead.
LSF is now as crucial to the future of the British film industry as the BFI, and due to its global appeal, LSF is making waves around the world
Tom Kerevan, Writer & Producer
People who get stuff made
Brandy is looking for TV, and in features: contained thrillers, elevated horror, big world action movies and broad comedies. Also, books for film/tv.
Credits include: Shameless, Life On Mars, Bodies
John is Managing Director of Company Pictures, the UK drama independent producing Skins, Shameless and The White Queen.
Credits include: Baseline, Sign Language
Stephen Follows is an award-winning writer and producer.
Agent and great supporter of emerging talent.
Julian has years of experience as a literary agent and was the founder of ScriptWriter magazine.
Apocalypto, King Arthur, Ondine, Shanghai Noon and Last Of The Mohicans
Apocalypto, King Arthur, Shanghai Noon and Last Of The Mohicans are a handful of films on Ned's resume - it reads more like our movie collection!
Paul is a Senior Film Executive at Creative England.
From 'Soft Top...' and 'Shooting Fish' to 'Eden Lake' and 'Resistance'
Prolific and tenacious British producer who gets films made where others fail...
Credits include: Eastenders, Holby City
Yvonne has worked in script editing, story development and production for the BBC, Granada, Channel 4 and ITV.
Made a ton of new friends, delegates and speakers, and ended up with TEN SCRIPT REQUESTS!
Rudolf Kremers, Screenwriter
Credits include: Papadopoulos & Sons
DIY filmmaker Marcus wrote, directed, financed, produced and self distributed indie favourite Papadopoulos & Sons.
Credits include: Brick Lane, This Little Life
Director Sarah is best known for the award winning Brick Lane.
Credits include: Shifty, Welcome To The Punch
Eran wrote and directed the BAFTA nominated Shifty; his latest feature Welcome To The Punch was Executive Produced by Ridley Scott.
Credits include: The Journey
Lance is a writer, director and producer who often tackles social and political issues.
I met some really interesting writers and will attend again next year.
Kristin Irving , Development Executive, Cascade Media
Credits include: Peep Show, Green Wing
Paterson's TV credits include the award-winning Green Wing, Peep Show, Sex Traffic and Julius Caesar. His films include The Beach and In The Name of The Father.
This will be the fourth year I’ve come over from Australia. Highlight of my year.
Vanessa Yardley, Screenwriter
People who know stuff
A successful screenwriter in his own right, David created and runs the Regent's School of Film, Media & Performance at Regent’s University.
Credits include: Getting It Write: An Insider's Guide To A Screenwriting Career
Lee is a career coach for screenwriters, with an exclusive focus on the screenwriter's professional development.
Credits include: Oscars shortlisted Gone Fishing, the Guerilla Handbooks and a bunch of feature films
Chris has spent his life making movies, writing books and helping others make their movies.
Author of: The 21st-Century Screenplay
Linda Aronson returns to dazzle LSF delegates with her game changing explanations of how to construct non-linear and multiple storyline films.
Slickly organised, friendly and with a lively, sparky cohort of attendees. Please invite me back.
Richard Holmes – Feature Film Producer
Nev is Editor-At-Large for EMPIRE, the world’s biggest film magazine.
Credits include: The Film Programme
Veteran LSF Karen brings her years in the media business to ensure insightful and entertaining sessions.
Credits include: Time Out, Radio 5, Radio 4, Radio 3
Time Out film critic Nigel will be interviewing top speakers for the London Screenwriters Festival 2013.
I can only say thank you to the organisers for what felt this end to be a seamless event without hiccups
Neil Hannah, Writer & Director