Speakers

Friday_17_Pitchfest LIVE_014NEW SPEAKERS TO BE ADDED IN SUMMER 2016
The London Screenwriters’ Festival features around 150 professional speakers from all aspects of the film and television business. Many have also agreed to intimate Script Chat sessions after their respective events so that you can get face time with them. New speakers are added periodically with the vast majority being confirmed late spring / early summer 2016. Get updates by signing up below.


Worth every penny.

Peter Delaunay, Writer/Filmmaker.

Peter Delaunay, Writer/Filmmaker.

Legend

William Nicholson

William Nicholson – Screenwriter & Novelist

Credits include: Gladiator, Les Miserables, Mandela: Long Road To Freedom

Twice Oscar nominated William Nicholson is a British screenwriter, playwright, and novelist.
William Nicholson
Dustin Lance Black

Dustin Lance Black – Screenwriter

Credits include: Milk, J.Edgar

Dustin Lance Black is a screenwriter, filmmaker and social activist. He has won the Academy Award® and two WGA Awards for Best Original Screenplay for 'Milk'
Dustin Lance Black
Jim Uhls

Jim Uhls – Screenwriter and Producer

Credits include: Fight Club, Jumper

Breaking his own cardinal rule, Jim joins us at the LSF for a live script to screen where he will undoubtedly be "talking about Fight Club".
Jim Uhls
Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby – Screenwriter

Credits include: About A Boy, High Fidelity, Fever Pitch, Wild, Brooklyn

Highly prolific novelist and screenwriter with a uniquely British voice
Nick Hornby
W. Peter Iliff

W. Peter Iliff – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Point Break, Patriot Games

Via the triple threat of Varsity Blues, Patriot Games and the cult superhit Point Break, W. Peter Iliff became one of the defining voices of 1990’s screenwriting.
W. Peter Iliff

I felt like every single person I met gave me something that I needed to take me to the next step of my journey

Emily Southall, Screenwriter

Emily Southall, Screenwriter

Headliners

Iain Smith

Iain Smith – Producer

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!
Iain Smith
Jen Grisanti

Jen Grisanti – Story / Career Consultant

Credits include: TV Writing Tool Kit: How To Write a Script That Sells

Drawing on her experience as a studio exec, Jen guides writers to shape their material, hone their pitches and focus their careers.
Jen Grisanti
Karl Iglesias

Karl Iglesias – Screenwriter

Author of: Writing For Emotional Impact

Karl is a screenwriter and sought-after script doctor and consultant, specializing in the reader’s emotional response to the page.
Karl Iglesias
Pilar Alessandra

Pilar Alessandra – Script Consultant and Educator

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.
Pilar Alessandra

We had script requests from Hat Trick and the BBC at the PitchFest. It’s my first LSF and it has more than exceeded our expectations.

Gareth Taylor, Screenwriter

Gareth Taylor, Screenwriter

Screenwriters

Dan Mazer

Dan Mazer – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Borat, Bruno, The Dictator, Dirty Grandpa

In 2007, Dan was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing Borat.
Dan Mazer
Barbara Machin

Barbara Machin – Screenwriter

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.
Barbara Machin
Ashley Pharaoh

Ashley Pharaoh – Writer

Credits include: Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes

Ashley is a veteran TV writer who has created and written several long-running series for the BBC and ITV.
Ashley Pharaoh
Paul Bassett Davies

Paul Bassett Davies – Writer

Credits include: Spitting Image, Alas Smith And Jones, Rory Bremner, Magic Roundabout

Paul has written for and directed the biggest names in comedy. He's also creative director of The London Comedy Writers' Festival
Paul Bassett Davies
Rob Sprackling

Rob Sprackling – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Gnomeo & Juliet, Mike Bassett and Mariah Mundi And The Midas Box

Rob has written for the biggest names in film including 'Gnomeo and Juliet' which grossed $200m for Disney!
Rob Sprackling
Jed Mercurio

Jed Mercurio – Screenwriter

Credits include: Line Of Duty, Cardiac Arrest

Jed's most recent credit, 'Line of Duty', is the most watched BBC2 drama series in the multichannel era.
Jed Mercurio
Tony Jordan

Tony Jordan – Writer and producer

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.
Tony Jordan
Alan Gilbey

Alan Gilbey – Screenwriter

Credits include: What's The Big Idea, Dennis The Menace

Alan Gilbey is a screenwriter, show developer and script consultant who has developed original content for major animation studios.
Alan Gilbey
Alecky Blythe

Alecky Blythe – Screenwriter, Playwright & Actor

Credits include: London Road, Come Out Eli

Alecky's feature adaptation of her award winning play London Road starring Tom Hardy and Olivia Colman airs on BBC in June 2015.
Alecky Blythe
Allan Cubitt

Allan Cubitt – Screenwriter

Credits include: The Fall

Allan is the creator and Showrunner of the BBC's critically acclaimed smash hit 'The Fall' starring Gillian Anderson.
Allan Cubitt
Chris Lang

Chris Lang – Screenwriter

Credits include: Torn, Amnesia, A Mother's Son

Chris is the writer of over 100 hours of prime time British drama including the award winning 'Unforgotten'.
Chris Lang
Danny Brocklehurst

Danny Brocklehurst – Screenwriter

Credits include: The Five, Ordinary Lies, Shameless, Clocking Off

Danny is a BAFTA and International Emmy winning screenwriter who has written on some of the biggest UK dramas of recent years.
Danny Brocklehurst
John Dryden

John Dryden – Writer & Director

Credits include: Scenes from a Crime, Tumanbay

John is the award-winning director/writer behind BBC Radio 4’s epic historical series 'Tumanbay'.
John Dryden
Jonathan Ruffle

Jonathan Ruffle – Writer & Producer

Credits include: Tommies, Never Mind The Buzzcocks

Jonathan created, writes and produces the a four-and-a-half year real-time drama - Tommies which airs on BBC Radio this autumn.
Jonathan Ruffle
Kat Wood

Kat Wood – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Home, Arthur & Merlin

Kat’s directorial debut, the short film 'Home' starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, makes her the first ever UK winner of the Jameson First Shot Competition.
Kat Wood
Kim Revill

Kim Revill – Screenwriter & Showrunner

Credits include: Red Rock, Eastenders

Kim is the showrunner for the Red Rock team and now taking it forward into a new and even more exciting third series.
Kim Revill
KT Parker

KT Parker – Screenwriter & Playwright

Credits include: The Chamber Of Beheaded Queens

KT just won the period/historical feature category of Final Draft's Big Break competition and her first play was staged this spring.
KT Parker
Lucinda Coxon

Lucinda Coxon – Screenwriter

Credits include: The Danish Girl, The Crimson Petal and the White

Lucinda is an award-winning writer for film, television, and stage.
Lucinda Coxon
Marcy Kahan

Marcy Kahan – Screenwriter & Playwright

Credits include: War and Peace, The Wizard of Oz

Marcy Kahan is an award-winning radio and theatre playwright and screenwriter.
Marcy Kahan
Merlin Ward

Merlin Ward – Screenwriter & Playwright

Credits include: The Widow (Play), Out Of Bounds

Merlin has successfully transferred his Screenwriting skills to the stage, to great effect!
Merlin Ward
Michael Ashton

Michael Ashton – Play/Screenwriter

Credits include: The Archbishop and the Antichrist

Currently in prep for the film version of 'The Archbishop and the Antichrist' starring Forrest Whitaker and Vince Vaughn.
Michael Ashton
Michael Crompton

Michael Crompton – Screenwriter

Credits include: Carrie's War, Silent Witness

Michael Crompton trained and worked as an actor before writing for the stage and then radio. Last year he wrote two of ITV’s most watched drama’s - Code of a Killer and Safe House.
Michael Crompton
Nicholas Martin

Nicholas Martin – Screenwriter

Credits include: Big Bad World, Between The Lines

Nicholas' debut feature 'Florence Foster Jenkins' starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant was released in cinemas in May 2016.
Nicholas Martin
Ol Parker

Ol Parker – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Imagine Me & You, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,

After making his start on Grange Hill, Ol's career path has led him all the way to the BAFTA nominated 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'.
Ol Parker
Paul Mayhew-Archer

Paul Mayhew-Archer – Screenwriter & Producer

Credits include: The Vicar of Dibley, Miranda

Paul has worked for 35 years in Radio and TV as a comedy writer, producer, script editor and commissioning editor.
Paul Mayhew-Archer
Paul Mendelson

Paul Mendelson – Screenwriter

Credits include: My Hero, Losing It

Paul is best known for his work on 'My Hero', 'May to December' and 'Neighbours from Hell'.
Paul Mendelson
Richard Kurti

Richard Kurti – Screenwriter

Credits include: Wolfblood, Primeval

Richard and his writing partner Bev Doyle broke into the business by writing and selling a spec script, Newton's Law, which led to 14 further movie commissions.
Richard Kurti
Rob Morgan

Rob Morgan – Game Writer

Credits include: Fallen London, Imago

Rob is a game writer, narrative designer and voice director.
Rob Morgan
Shamim Sarif

Shamim Sarif – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Despite the Falling Snow

British writer and director Shamim Sarif is an award-winning novelist screenwriter, and feature film director.
Shamim Sarif
Simon Fitzmaurice

Simon Fitzmaurice – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: My Name Is Emily

Simon Fitzmaurice is an award-winning writer and film director, his debut feature the award winning 'My Name Is Emily' was released in April this year.
Simon Fitzmaurice
Simon Nye

Simon Nye – Screenwriter

Credits include: Men Behaving Badly, Reggie Perrin

Simon was a translator before starting his writing career as a novelist, adapting his two novels 'Men Behaving Badly' and 'Wideboy' into TV series.
Simon Nye
Susan Everett

Susan Everett – Screenwriter, Script Editor & Educator

Credits include: Hinterland, A Mind to Kill

As well as writing, Susan has years of experience as a script editor, consultant, mentor and tutor.
Susan Everett
Toby Whithouse

Toby Whithouse – Screenwriter

Credits include: Being Human, The Game, Torchwood

Toby is the Writer/Creator of Being Human and BBC's stylish hit new show The Game.
Toby Whithouse
Tom Kerevan

Tom Kerevan – Screenwriter - Producer/Founder of Cannibal Films

Credits include: Tear Me Apart

Tom is a screenwriter and producer. His debut 'Tear Me Apart' premiered at the Austin Film Festival and he is currently working on his second feature ‘Gun’.
Tom Kerevan
William Ivory

William Ivory – Screenwriter & Producer

Credits include: Made In Dagenham, Truckers, Common As Muck

Actor turned Screenwriter William Ivory is perhaps best known for the cracking 'Made In Dagenham'.
William Ivory

Invaluable, indeed, life changing… I learned so much; met so many interesting, helpful, talented people, and came away from it bursting with inspiration and enthusiasm…

Andrea Mann, Screenwriter

Andrea Mann, Screenwriter

People who get stuff made

Yvonne Grace

Yvonne Grace – Television Drama Producer/Script Editor/Writer

Credits include: Eastenders, Holby City

Yvonne has worked in script editing, story development and production for the BBC, Granada, Channel 4 and ITV.
Yvonne Grace
Mellie Buse

Mellie Buse – Screenwriter & Producer

Credits include: Grandpa In My Pocket

Grandpa In My Pocket has received three BAFTA nominations and won the 2010 Welsh BAFTA for Best Children’s Programme.
Mellie Buse
Julian Friedmann

Julian Friedmann – Film, TV and literary agent

Agent and great supporter of emerging talent.

Julian has years of experience as a literary agent and was the founder of ScriptWriter magazine.
Julian Friedmann
Jeremy Howe

Jeremy Howe – Drama Commissioning Editor | Radio 4

Credits include: The Archers, Bloomsday

Jeremy is responsible for commissioning over 300 titles a year for Radio 4.
Jeremy Howe
Stephen Follows

Stephen Follows – Writer and producer

Credits include: Baseline, Sign Language

Stephen Follows is an award-winning writer and producer. 
Stephen Follows
David Nicholas Wilkinson

David Nicholas Wilkinson – Producer

Credits Include: The First Film, How To Change The World

David has been involved in the production/ distribution of over 100 British feature films with budgets from £20,000 to $16 million.
David Nicholas Wilkinson
Andrew Macdonald

Andrew Macdonald – Producer

Credits include: Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later...

Co-Founder of DNA Films, best known for his collaborations with John Hodge and Danny Boyle.
Andrew Macdonald
Catherine Williams

Catherine Williams – Producer & Screenwriter

Credits include: Pet Squad, Bear Behaving Badly, Teletubbies

After a short stint in ‘grown up drama', she has been regressing ever since…
Catherine Williams
Gail Hackston

Gail Hackston – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: 50 Kisses, Cancer Hair

Gail's short Cancer Hair won 'Best Fiction' and 'Best of Fest' at the Isle of Man Film Festival and won IMDb New Filmmaker of the Year at Bath Film Festival.
Gail Hackston
Hanan Kattan

Hanan Kattan – Producer & Entrepreneur

Credits include: Despite the Falling Snow

Hanan is the award-winning sole producer of four feature films and head honcho behind TEDxHolyLand.
Hanan Kattan
Jeff Norton

Jeff Norton – Writer-Producer & Author

Credits include: MetaWars, Trucktown, Princess Ponies

Jeff is a writer-producer, and author of the award-winning thriller series MetaWars.
Jeff Norton
John Yorke

John Yorke – MD Angel Station

Credits include: Wolf Hall, Shameless, Life On Mars

John Yorke is Managing Director of Angel Station where he works as a drama producer, consultant and lecturer on all forms of storytelling.
John Yorke
Jonathan Ford

Jonathan Ford – EVP Sales & Distribution | Content Media

Credits include: Pistorius, Carnage Park

Jonathan oversees worldwide sales across the Content Media Television and Digital divisions.
Jonathan Ford
Julia McKenzie

Julia McKenzie – Head of BBC Radio Comedy

Credits include: The Jason Byrne Show, French & Saunders

Julia produces comedies for Radio 2.
Julia McKenzie
Matt Tiller

Matt Tiller – Head of Development | Comedy Central

Matt develops shows for Comedy Central UK working across existing hits like Drunk History and bringing new projects through with comic talent and producers.
Matt Tiller
Philippa Tsang

Philippa Tsang – Development Executive | Film4

Philippa worked for three years as an Acquisition Executive at Hanway Films before she joined Film4
Philippa Tsang
Robyn Slovo

Robyn Slovo – Producer

Credits include: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Former exec at BBC Films and head of film at Company Pictures, Robyn is now an independent producer.
Robyn Slovo
Ruth Kenley-Letts

Ruth Kenley-Letts – Producer

Credits include: It's a Wonderful Life

Ruth runs JK Rowling’s Bronte Film and TV and won both an Oscar and BAFTA for 'It's a Wonderful Life' directed by Peter Capaldi
Ruth Kenley-Letts
Samantha Horley

Samantha Horley – Producer

Credits include: Grabbers, Miss You Already

Samantha is a prolific Producer, freelance script and development consultant and a lecturer who creates and runs training courses for emerging filmmakers.
Samantha Horley
Sandy Nicholson

Sandy Nicholson – Screenwriter

Credits include: Cabu Cabu, Comfort Food

Sandy is a freelance screenwriter, dialogue consultant and the Head Writer at Box Room Films.
Sandy Nicholson

PitchFest is a great opportunity to meet talented writers with innovative scripts

Jade Alexander, Devilishly Handsome Productions

Jade Alexander, Devilishly Handsome Productions

Directors

Adam Spinks

Adam Spinks – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Extinction, Survivors

As well as being a Director of film and TV, Adam also works with young people delivering workshops, seminars and lectures across all disciplines of filmmaking.
Adam Spinks
John Maclean

John Maclean – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Slow West, Pitch Black Heist

John’s debut feature 'Slow West' was released in 2015 and won multiple awards including one at Sundance.
John Maclean
Marc Price

Marc Price – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Colin, Magpie

Marc is an award winning Director, Screenwriter, Camera Operator, Editor & Producer.
Marc Price
Martha Fiennes

Martha Fiennes – Director and Screenwriter

Credits include: Onegin, Chromophobia

Award winning, visionary director of sumptuous Russian period piece 'Onegin' and the powerful and contemporary 'Chromophobia'. 
Martha Fiennes
Phil Hawkins

Phil Hawkins – Director, Screenwriter & Producer

Credits include: The Women of Troy

Phil has directed five feature films including 'The Last Showing' and 'Four Warriors' as well as over 100 television commercials. 
Phil Hawkins

Thank you for the encouragement, inspiration and the opportunity to be part of a community.  It really was a life changing experience’

Donna O’Reilly, Screenwriter

Donna O’Reilly, Screenwriter

Actors

Anna Chancellor

Anna Chancellor – Actor

Credits include: Downton Abbey

Anna is one of the UK’s most recognisable character actors, perhaps best known for her stand-out performance in Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Anna Chancellor
Naomi Cooper-Davis

Naomi Cooper-Davis – Actor & Comedian

Credits include: Little Britain, Peep Show, Marcella

Naomi Cooper-Davis is an actor, improviser and comedian and a regular on the improv circuit with her group 'The Petting Zoo'.
Naomi Cooper-Davis
Rebecca Root

Rebecca Root – Actor

Credits incude: Boy Meets Girl, The Danish Girl

Rebecca is best known for playing Judy in BBC Two’s ground-breaking comedy series 'Boy Meets Girl'.
Rebecca Root
Stephen Lord

Stephen Lord – Actor

Probably best known for his recurring roles in 'Eastenders' and 'Shameless'; more recently Stephen played 'Stuart Callaghan' in ITV's compelling 'Marcella'.
Stephen Lord

LSF reinvigorates a screenwriters ‘mojo’ and infuses it with the strength to persevere

Dee Chilton, Writer

Dee Chilton, Writer

People who know stuff

Linda Aronson

Linda Aronson – Practitioner and screenwriter

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.
Linda Aronson
Hayley McKenzie

Hayley McKenzie – Script Editor

Credits include: Hollyoaks, Casualty, Blue Murder

Hayley McKenzie is an experienced Script Editor in UK television and feature films and the founder of Script Angel.
Hayley McKenzie
Jean Kitson

Jean Kitson – Agent - Kitson Press Associates

Founder: Kitson Management

Jean Kitson is an agent representing film, TV, theatre and radio writers and directors.
Jean Kitson
Abigail Gonda

Abigail Gonda – Development Producer | BBC Writersroom

Abigail sources new writing talent and nurtures writers across a wide range of mediums; including TV, film & radio
Abigail Gonda
Andrew Linch

Andrew Linch – Associate | Hogan Lovells

As an associate in the Intellectual Property, Media and Technology practice at Hogan Lovells, Andrew helps clients protect and enforce their intellectual property rights.
Andrew Linch
Angus Finney

Angus Finney – Educator & Production Finance Market Manager

Credits include: Disco Pigs, Candy

Angus is a leading international film and creative industry specialist.
Angus Finney
Anneka Dalton

Anneka Dalton – Senior Associate | Hogan Lovells

Anneka works in the Brands team within Hogan Lovells' Intellectual Property, Media and Technology practice.
Anneka Dalton
Charlie Winckworth

Charlie Winckworth – Lawyer | Hogan Lovells

Charlie has developed a wide-ranging and international practice at Hogan Lovells. He is widely recognised as a leader in the online sphere.
Charlie Winckworth
Charlotte Essex

Charlotte Essex – Script Editor

Writer: Doctors, Script Editor: EastEnders, The Runaway

Charlotte has extensive script editing experience in development and production. She is currently script-editing EastEnders.
Charlotte Essex
Chris Hewitt

Chris Hewitt – News Editor | Empire Magazine

Chris joins us at the LSF for a very special 'In Conversation' session with Point Break Screenwriter Peter Iliff.
Chris Hewitt
Clare Downs

Clare Downs – Script Consultant

Clare produced the BAFTA award winning short, 'The Dress', in and Best Screenplay 'High Season' (San Sebastian).
Clare Downs
David Mansell

David Mansell – Producer & Script Editor

Credits include: Doctor Who, Torchwood, Casualty

David is an accomplished Script Editor and Producer who has worked on many of the UK's most popular continuing drama series.
David Mansell
David Pope

David Pope – Filmmaker & Educator

David is a feature filmmaker, consultant and trainer. He is a regular tutor at London Film Academy.
David Pope
Dr. Dave Ranyard

Dr. Dave Ranyard – CEO: Dream Reality Interactive

Credits include: Ocean Descent, The London Heist, The Getaway

VR pioneer and the CEO of Dream Reality Interactive.
Dr. Dave Ranyard
Emily Perry

Emily Perry – Production & Development Co-ordinator | Cuba Pictures

Credits include: Suffragette

Emily started at Ruby Films working as a PA for Alison Owen and Paul Trijbits. She is now working at Cuba Pictures supporting Dixie Linder and Nick Marston.
Emily Perry
Jackie Malton

Jackie Malton – Story Consultant & Writer

Credits: Prime Suspect, Waking The Dead

Jackie is Ex Detective Chief Inspector Metropolitan Police and the role model for award winning series Prime Suspect.
Jackie Malton
Karol Griffiths

Karol Griffiths – Script Editor & Supervisor

Credits include: How I Met Your Mother, Friends

Karol has been Lynda La Plante's script and copy editor for the past 3 years and has Edited and Supervised many prime-time TV shows and films.
Karol Griffiths
Kira-Anne Pelican

Kira-Anne Pelican – Script Consultant and Researcher

Kira-Anne is an independent script consultant, a PhD researcher in Screenwriting, and visiting tutor at the Met Film School, London.
Kira-Anne Pelican
Kristin Overn

Kristin Overn – Executive Director | The PAGE Awards

Over the past 12 years, the PAGE Awards competition has helped dozens of talented new screenwriters from around the world find representation.
Kristin Overn
Lucy Raffety

Lucy Raffety – Producer & Script Editor

Credits include: Casualty, Eastenders

Lucy instigated a Writers’ Room system at Casualty which now commissions the majority of its writers in that way.
Lucy Raffety
Ludo Smolski

Ludo Smolski – Development Consultant

Credits include: Filth, Leave To Remain

Ludo is a development consultant and script editor, and is a co-Tutor of the National Film & Television School's Postgraduate Diploma in Script Development.
Ludo Smolski
Michael Wolkind

Michael Wolkind – QC

Michael Wolkind has been releasing (alleged) criminals since 1976, and became a QC in 1999.
Michael Wolkind
Noel

Noel 'Razor' Smith – Novelist

Credits include: The Criminal Alphabet, A Few Kind Words and A Loaded Gun

Reformed convict Noel is now a best selling author.
Noel
Paul Hewitt

Paul Hewitt – Playwright

Credits include: Nude

Playwright Paul's most recent work for stage, Nude, was described by critics as "A theatrical experience like little else on the London stage right now".
Paul Testar

Paul Testar – Script Editor

Credits include: Tripped, Endeavour

Paul is a script editor for leading drama company Mammoth Screen.
Paul Testar
Phil Galasso

Phil Galasso – Director of Studio Relations | Final Draft

At Final Draft Phil is the main point of contact for studios and professional writers across the world.
Phil Galasso
Sara Bonakdar

Sara Bonakdar – Business Development Administrator | Film London

Sara plays a key role at Film London in coordinating and delivering business development projects.
Sara Bonakdar
Yalda T Uhls

Yalda T Uhls – Former movie executive and expert in child development

Credits include: My Family, Tree's Lounge

Former movie executive, Yalda is now an expert on child development and consults with Disney and Henson Pictures.
Yalda T Uhls

Thank you and your team for the most amazing 4 days at the Screenwriters’ Festival, I have come away buzzing and have already bought my ticket for next year!

Liz Mente-Bishop, Screenwriter

Liz Mente-Bishop, Screenwriter

Moderators

Mark Pallis

Mark Pallis – Screenwriter

Credits include: Garrow's Law, Iron Monk, Tales of Peter Rabbit

Barrister turned writer Mark served as story editor on Garrow's Law and has several TV and feature projects ready to go.
Mark Pallis
Bob Schultz

Bob Schultz – Writer and Producer

Credits include: Great American Pitchfest

Bob has been the Executive Director of the Great American Pitchfest & Screenwriting Conference (GAPF) for 13 years.
Bob Schultz
Karen Krizanovich

Karen Krizanovich – Writer, broadcaster, presenter and producer

Credits include: The Film Programme

Veteran LSF Karen brings her years in the media business to ensure insightful and entertaining sessions.
Karen Krizanovich
Guy Cocker

Guy Cocker – Broadcaster

Broadcasting credits: BBC 5 Live, Sky News, CNN

Writes regularly for Wired, T3 and Stuff, and is the resident video game expert on BBC 5 live, Sky News and CNN.
Guy Cocker
Maureen Hascoet

Maureen Hascoet – Agent & Director

Credits include: 50 Kisses ('Enough' segment)

Maureen is a veteran of the LSF production team, now working for Blueberry Creative Consultants. She is also a talented director in her own right.
Maureen Hascoet
Owen Jones

Owen Jones – Columnist

Author of: Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class

Guardian columnist Owen won the 2012 Stonewall Journalist of the Year and 2013 Political Book Awards Young Writer of the Year.
Owen Jones
Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams – Screenwriter

Professional singer and drummer, Sarah also writes for the screen and brings her impeccable moderating skills back to the LSF this year.
Sarah Williams
Tyrone D Murphy

Tyrone D Murphy – Filmmaker & Publisher

Credits include: Mad Frankie Fraser

Award winning film-maker and publisher Tyrone has a firm reputation for tackling some very controversial issues.
Tyrone D Murphy

Thank you for the encouragement, inspiration and the opportunity to be part of a community.  It really was a life changing experience’

Donna O’Reilly, Screenwriter

Donna O’Reilly, Screenwriter