NEW SPEAKERS TO BE ADDED IN THE SUMMER
The London Screenwriters’ Festival features 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.
I recommend LSF, not just to writers but to all story tellers – the actors, directors and producers because something quite magical happens when we mix.
Marcus Markou, Writer/ Director
Credits include: Guardians of the Galaxy
Co-writer and original champion of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’.
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: 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.
An agent from Curtis Brown told me I was exactly the type of writer she was looking for and she wanted to read my work.
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: The IT Crowd, Red Dwarf
“I wish Andrew came as an app” – Graham Linehan
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: 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.
Credits include: Resistance, Jadoo, One Crazy Thing
Amit is an award winning filmmaker with three critically acclaimed British features under his belt and more on the way.
Credits include: The Archers, Coronation Street
Carole wrote over 400 episodes of The Archers, has written for Doctors and storylined for Coronation Street.
Credits include: Poldark, Sex, Chips & Rock 'n Roll, All The Small Things
Debbie is an award winning screenwriter currently knocking it out of the park with the BBC's smash hit 'Poldark'.
Credits include: '71, One Night In Emergency
An award winning and prominent Playwright and Screenwriter, Gregory's most recent work is the hard hitting '71 starring Jack O'Connell.
Credits include: The Enfield Haunting, Walking on Sunshine
Joshua's three part serial for Eleven Film, The Enfield Haunting is currently in post production and will premiere on Sky Living in spring 2015
Credits include: A Hundred Streets
Leon Frederick Butler is a Writer and Producer for television and film.
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: Fortitude, Wallander, The Deep
Simon's latest series, Fortitude launched in January 2015 and was Sky Atlantic's most successful drama launch to date.
Credits include: Being Human, The Game, Torchwood
Toby is the Writer/Creator of Being Human and BBC's stylish hit new show The Game.
Credits include: My Mad Fat Diary
Playwright turned screenwriter Tom created and wrote the BAFTA nominated E4 series My Mad Fat Diary.
I arrived feeling like an amateur and left feeling like a screenwriter
Stephen Burn, Writer
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: Waking The Dead, Medics
Writer, producer and script consultant Philip also runs the Channel Four Screenwriting course.
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 Enfield Haunting, Glue
Co-Founder of Eleven Film, Jamie serves as Executive Producer for much of the company's output.
Credits include: MetaWars, Trucktown, Princess Ponies
Jeff is a writer-producer, and author of the award-winning thriller series MetaWars.
Credits include: Cast Offs, The Enfield Haunting
Joel is co-founder of Eleven Film and acts as either executive producer, director or producer on all of the company’s output.
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.
BlueCat’s experience with sponsoring LSF was a walk in the park. We received great exposure at the event and our brand was greatly enhanced by our association with such a top flight organization
Gordy Hoffman, CEO Bluecat
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: Papadopoulos & Sons
DIY filmmaker Marcus wrote, directed, financed, produced and self distributed indie favourite Papadopoulos & Sons.
Credits include: Honeytrap
Rebecca's debut feature Honeytrap is pulling in rave reviews and won her a nomination for Best British Newcomer Award at the London Film Festival.
Credits include: Modern Man, Colton's Big Night (50 Kisses)
Sebastian is a 24 year old multi-award winning filmmaker from New Zealand based in London.
The Table Read was one of the most productive hours I have EVER spent on a script
John Handscombe, Writer, @JohnHandscombe
Celyn is a critically acclaimed actor and writer who The Times referred to as “the powerhouse writer-performer behind the greatest Dylan Thomas biopic yet”.
Credits include: Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Poppy
Tracy is an actor and writer currently developing a six part series for Rollem Productions.
ITV want us to go in and pitch them a full series overview for our TV Drama and Carnaby are really keen to work with us to develop our second TV series idea. Amazing!
Gareth Meredith, Screenwriter
People who know stuff
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.
Credits: Prime Suspect, Waking The Dead
Jackie is Ex Detective Chief Inspector Metropolitan Police and the role model for award winning series Prime Suspect.
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.
Credits include: Sherlock Holmes, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Mel has coached actors (and some directors) on over 50 major films & TV series.
Phil began his career in Special Make-up Effects before moving into Screenwriting.
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: Great American Pitchfest
Bob has been the Executive Director of the Great American Pitchfest & Screenwriting Conference (GAPF) for eight years.
Credits include: The Film Programme
Veteran LSF Karen brings her years in the media business to ensure insightful and entertaining sessions.
Credits Include: Mother's Milk, To The Lighthouse
David has been involved in the production/ distribution of over 100 British feature films with budgets from £20,000 to $16 million.
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.
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