130 Speakers For 2013 To Be Announced In The Coming Months
The London Screenwriters’ Festival features over one hundred 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 the speakers most valuable to your work. We’re starting to book speakers for LSF2013 right now. For updates, check back soon or join our newsgroup below.
Thank you for this unforgettable time and life-changing experience. It was magical!
Valeriya Ordinartseva, Screenwriter
Director, Just Effing Entertain Me Screenwriting Competition
Hollywood screenwriter and script guru
Kate’s session on storytelling at past festivals is the stuff of legend. Do NOT miss her!
She has also had a hand in some of the UK’s most successful feature films including The Full Monty and Trainspotting
Credits include: Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, The Motorcycle Diaries
Paul Webster is one of the leading producers in the UK and has been involved in the making of over 100 films over the last 20 years.
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.
Credits include: Red Dawn, Cabin In The Woods
Luke Ryan is Executive Vice President of Disruption Entertainment, which has a first-look deal at Paramount Pictures.
Where else can you queue up for lunch with Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish stood next to you?
Andy Wright, Screenwriter
Credits include: Broadchurch, Law & Order: UK
Chris’ most recent work is the acclaimed ITV hit drama Broadchurch.
Credits include: The Sarah Jane Adventures, Dr Who, Torchwood
Award winner Phil has written hundreds of hours of classic TV including The Sarah Jane Adventures, Dr Who and Torchwood.
Credits include: Cockneys Vs Zombies, Torchwood, Dr Who
Torchwood, Dr Who and Spooks writer James Moran’s feature Cockneys Vs Zombies is released this August.
Credits include: Garrow's Law, Iron Monk, Destination Saigon
Barrister turned writer Mark served as story editor on Garrow’s Law and has several TV and feature projects ready to go
Writer, blogger and master gamer
Tim Clague is a BAFTA nominated scriptwriter determined to bring a new ‘Vista’ to the British film industry!
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: Origin, Eastenders, Liquid Lunch
Screenwriter, script editor and filmmaker, Danny runs one of the top screenwriting blogs, Scriptwriting in the UK
I met writers, producers, editors, agents, directors, actors, script editors, and more… I got insights, inspiration and interest. All adds up to a weekend well spent. Priceless really…
Simon Caira, Director
People who get stuff made
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: Vendetta, White Collar Hooligan
Jonathan has produced films starring the likes of Ray Winstone, Richard E Grant, Mark Hamill and Steven Berkoff.
Credits include: Great American Pitchfest
Bob has been the Executive Director of the Great American Pitchfest & Screenwriting Conference (GAPF) for eight years.
Credits include: Prime Suspect, Cracker, Queer As Folk
Gub is an award-winning producer who has headed up the Drama departments at both Channel 4 and Granada.
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!
Writer and Development Producer at BBC Writersroom
As Development Producer at the BBC Writersroom, Paul could write a book on effective calling card scripts… oh, wait: he has!
Credits include: Waking The Dead, Medics
Writer, producer and script consultant Philip also runs the Channel Four Screenwriting course.
Credits include: Hemlock Drive, The Truth About Love
Sascha and co-producer Tracey Adam have raised £1.4m in development funds and have an ambitious slate of 11 features.
Credits include: Below Zero, Check It Out
Writer and Producer Signe is also Creater and Founder of the Great American PitchFest and the Great Canadian PitchFest.
Energising! I have a great sense of direction now, of being included, of real potential…
Felicity McCall, Writer, Northern Ireland
Credits include: 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.
Credits include: Swinging With The Finkels, Foster, Maria Mundi and the Midas Box
Writer/director Jonathan Newman has made not one, but TWO features based on his own short films. He is now shooting his 3rd!
Credits include: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Father Ted
Declan directed the cult classic Father Ted, Paul Whitehouse’s BAFTA-nominated Happiness and the third series of Little Britain.
The perfect balance between exhilaration and exhaustion…
Andrew James Carter, Screenwriter
People who know stuff
Credits include: Founder 'Storygeeks'
Jeff Lyons is the founder of Storygeeks and is a regular guest lecturer at Stanford University’s online writing program and at the UCLA Extension Writers Program.
Works at Collabor8te with Rankin Film Productions
Will oversees the Collabor8te script submissions, developing new filmmaking talent.
Credits include: Death Of A President, Junkhearts
With years of script development under her belt, Angeli can help you identify where your script needs most work.
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.
An expert in human negotiation and behaviour, Linda will open your eyes to the blind spots in the way you negotiate everything
Bionic blogger, script editor and the voice of new writers!
Legendary for her enthusiasm and knowledge which she shares with her community at Bang2Write. Core member of the LSF team.
Credits include: The Truth About Love, The Accident, The Scandal
Peter is a produced screenwriter, author and Senior Lecturer in Creativity at the University of East Anglia (UEA)
The festival was an absolute triumph – top flight and brimming with inspiration and enthusiasm ….superb!
Barbara Machin – BAFTA winning screenwriter
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.
You really have managed to pull off the impossible – a festival that is so much fun to attend for delegates and speakers alike