NEW 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.
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
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 undoubtably be "talking about Fight Club".
I have sold my zombie comedy script Euston We Have a Problem! to Hammer as a result of pitching at the festival
Darrin Grimwood, Screenwriter
Kate’s session on storytelling at past festivals is the stuff of legend. Do NOT miss her!
Kate has had a hand in some of the UK's most successful feature films including The Full Monty and Trainspotting
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.
Credits include: The Crying Game, Mona Lisa
Virgin co-founder turned Producer, Nik is the man behind some of the most successful and acclaimed British films of all time.
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.
Pitch Factor not only helped me perfect my pitch, it encouraged me to face my fear head on and that’s invaluable.
Chris Regan, 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.
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
Credits include: Starred Up
Jonathan wrote the multi-award-winning STARRED UP.
Credits include: Eddie's Dead, Robot Overlords
Mark is the co-writer of 'Robot Overlords' which went from a two-pitch into a £7m indie British film starring Gillian Anderson.
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.
Credits include: Being Human, The Game, Torchwood
Toby is the Writer/Creator of Being Human and BBC's stylish hit new show The Game.
I’m always on the look out for inspiring stories and new collaborators at the PitchFest
Jade Alexander, Devilishly Handsome Productions
People who get stuff made
Credits include: Eastenders, Holby City
Yvonne has worked in script editing, story development and production for the BBC, Granada, Channel 4 and ITV.
Credits include: Eden Lake, Waking Ned, Shooting Fish, Resistance
Prolific and tenacious British producer who gets films made where others fail.
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!
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.
Agent and great supporter of emerging talent.
Julian has years of experience as a literary agent and was the founder of ScriptWriter magazine.
Credits include: Baseline, Sign Language
Stephen Follows is an award-winning writer and producer.
Credits include: The King's Speech, Kajaki. The True Story
Gareth produced The King's Speech and walked away with an Oscar, a BAFTA and countless other awards.
Credits include: Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later...
Co-Founder of DNA Films, best known for his collaborations with John Hodge and Danny Boyle.
Credits include: Pet Squad, Bear Behaving Badly, Teletubbies
After a short stint in ‘grown up drama', she has been regressing ever since…
Credits include: The Enfield Haunting, Glue
Co-Founder of Eleven Film, Jamie serves as Executive Producer for much of the company's output.
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.
Credits include: The Archbishop and the Antichrist
Kim is currently in pre-production on Michael Ashton's award winning 'The Archbishop and the Antichrist' ('The Forgiven').
The Festival generates enough creative energy to light up Regent’s Park. If you’re serious about writing, do yourself a favour and get involved in this fantastic event.
Ted Tally (‘Silence Of The Lambs’)
Credits include: Swinging With The Finkels, Foster, Maria Mundi and the Midas Box
Jonathan most recently directed the $25m movie Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box.
Credits include: The Killing, The Enfield Haunting
Kristoffer was lead director on Danish phenomenon The Killing and more recently The Enfield Haunting for SKY.
I got my script requested by Film4 at the PitchFest!
Jane Evans, Screenwriter
People who know stuff
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.
Kira-Anne is an independent script consultant, a PhD researcher in Screenwriting, and visiting tutor at the Met Film School, London.
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.
The experience of Pitchfest was terrifying but worthwhile as I learned so much by trying something outside of my comfort zone.
Credits include: The Film Programme
Veteran LSF Karen brings her years in the media business to ensure insightful and entertaining sessions.
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.
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.
LSF was a celebration of screenwriting and of our screenwriting tribe.
Gordon Slack, Screenwriter