Speakers Archive: LSF2013

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Jonathan Young, Screenwriter

Jonathan Young, Screenwriter

Script Surgery

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

If you don't come away from this feeling inspired and motivated then you better check whether you actually have a pulse in the first place

Matthew Curlewis, Writer

Matthew Curlewis, Writer

PitchFest

Daniel O

Daniel O'Toole – Producer | ReelArt Media Limited

Indie producer with strong Hollywood studio ties, looking for large scale or high concept commercial projects.

From my first year last year I have seen a tangible difference in the quality of my writing. I couldn’t wait to get back and learn more.

Vicky Hinault, Screenwriter

Vicky Hinault, Screenwriter

Legend

Joe Eszterhas

Joe Eszterhas – Screenwriter & Author

Credits include: Basic Instinct, Showgirls

What can we say... Joe Eszterhas is a legend in his own lifetime!  And we are thrilled to welcome him to the LSF this year.
Joe Eszterhas

The Actors’ Table Read was my highlight … I learned so much from the friendly, talented actors. The director came up with an idea which dramatically improved my script.

Janet Williams, Screenwriter

Janet Williams, Screenwriter

Headliners

Ben Stephenson

Ben Stephenson – Controller Drama Commissioning | BBC

Credits include: The Fall, The White Queen

Controller of Drama Commissioning at the BBC and responsible for the re-emergence of drama on BBC Two.
Ben Stephenson
Luke Ryan

Luke Ryan – Executive Vice President | Disruption Entertainment

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.
Luke Ryan
David Hare

David Hare – Screenwriter

Credits include: The Reader & The Hours

The LSF is thrilled to welcome two time Oscar nominated screenwriter David Hare to the festival this year.
David Hare
David Leland

David Leland – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Wish You Were Here, Mona Lisa

Writer & Director David Leland is responsible for British classics Wish You Were Here, Mona Lisa and Made In Britain, to name but three.
David Leland
David Parfitt

David Parfitt – Producer

Credits include: Shakespeare In Love, My Week With Marilyn

David has worked as an independent film and theatre producer for over 25 years and won an Oscar for his work on Shakespeare In Love.
David Parfitt
Graham Linehan

Graham Linehan – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Father Ted, The IT Crowd

Graham is a comedy writer, director, actor, comedian and creator of highly popular series’ Father TedThe IT Crowd and Black Books.
Graham Linehan
Gurinder Chadha O.B.E.

Gurinder Chadha O.B.E. – Director & Screenwriter

Credits include: Bend It Like Beckham

Gurinder is one of the most respected Film Directors in the UK with a track record for making international box office successes.
Gurinder Chadha O.B.E.
José Silerio

José Silerio – Screenwriter and Educator

Development Director for Blake Snyder

Described by Blake Snyder as his "Right hand man", Jose is carrying on the great man's work and brings his legendary Save The Cat! workshop to the LSF for the first time.    
José Silerio
Olivia Williams

Olivia Williams – Actor

Credits Include: The Sixth Sense, An Education

Olivia is best known for her starring roles in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense and Wes Anderson’s definitive film Rushmore.
Olivia Williams
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

I have come away inspired, energized, and equipped with a whole load of new tools both for writing and for pulling off the tricky business of selling my skills as a writer.

Adam Preston, Screenwriter

Adam Preston, Screenwriter

Screenwriters

Danny Stack

Danny Stack – Screenwriter

Credits include: Origin, Eastenders, Liquid Lunch

Screenwriter, script editor and filmmaker. His latest feature is the live-action family film Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?
Danny Stack
Chris Hill

Chris Hill – Screenwriter

Credits include: Skins, The Last Station, Butterfly Kick

Young gun Chris has his first feature screenplay due to start shooting later this year.
Chris Hill
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
Andrea Mann

Andrea Mann – Comedy Writer

Credits include: The News Quiz, Never MInd The Buzzcocks

Andrea Mann is Comedy Editor of The Huffington Post UK.
Andrea Mann
Steve Ince

Steve Ince – Writer and designer

Credits Include: Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon

Author of 'Writing for Video Games' and an award-winning games script writer.
Steve Ince
Stuart Hazeldine

Stuart Hazeldine – Screenwriter

Stuart's credits include 'The Shack', 'Exam', 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' and 'Knowing' with Nicholas Cage.
Stuart Hazeldine
Tim Clague

Tim Clague – Screenwriter and games expert

Writer, blogger and master gamer

Tim Clague is a BAFTA nominated scriptwriter. His latest feature is the live-action family film Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?
Tim Clague
Olivia Hetreed

Olivia Hetreed – Screenwriter

Credits include: Girl With A Pearl Earring

Screenwriter of 'Girl With The Pearl Earring' and 'Wuthering Heights'.
Olivia Hetreed
Tony Lee

Tony Lee – Screenwriter & Comic Writer

Credits include: Doctor Who Comic

Tony Lee is a #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of comics, novels and audio dramas.
Tony Lee
Gabriella Apicella

Gabriella Apicella – Screenwriter

Credits include: Honest Lies, Hooray For Hollywood

Gabriella is co-founder of BAFTA-accredited Underwire Festival and lectures in Screenwriting at Kingston University and Central Film School London. 
Gabriella Apicella
Phil Ford

Phil Ford – Screenwriter

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.
Phil Ford
Kurti & Doyle

Kurti & Doyle – Screenwriters

Credits include: Going Postal, Primeval, Sinbad

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

Tim Bain – Screenwriter

Credits include: Dennis & Gnasher, Numtums

Tim writes TV comedy and animation for both adults and kids.
Tim Bain
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
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
Ben Ward

Ben Ward – Screenwriter

Credits include: Horrible Histories, Danger Mouse

Ben has written for numerous award winning children’s comedies and dramas, including Horrible Histories.
Ben Ward
Chris Chibnall

Chris Chibnall – Screenwriter & Executive Producer

Credits include: Broadchurch, Law & Order: UK

Chris' most recent work is the acclaimed ITV hit drama Broadchurch.
Chris Chibnall
Daisy Martey

Daisy Martey – Screenwriter & Singer

In Daisy's past life she was lead singer of Morcheeba and sold over 6 million albums; she's now a Screenwriter and a cracking good one at that!
Daisy Martey
Darrin Grimwood

Darrin Grimwood – Screenwriter & Novelist

Credits include: Cornered!

Darrin Grimwood is a London and Borneo based screenwriter and novelist, working in the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres.
Darrin Grimwood
James Swallow

James Swallow – Screenwriter & Novelist

Credits include: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

James is a BAFTA nominated New York Times bestselling writer of over 30 books and numerous scripts for videogames, radio drama and TV.
James Swallow
Jeffrey Caine

Jeffrey Caine – Screenwriter

Credits include: GoldenEye

Amongst many other things, Jeffrey wrote The Constant Gardener and also has a Bond (GoldenEye) under his belt. 
Jeffrey Caine
Jo Ho

Jo Ho – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Spirit Warriors

Jo Ho is a self-taught, award-winning British screenwriter and director.
Jo Ho
Jonathan Holloway

Jonathan Holloway – Writer & Director

Jonathan has contributed a huge body of work to BBC Radio 3 & 4, the world's most prolific broadcasting outlet for quality drama.
Jonathan Holloway
Joseph Lidster

Joseph Lidster – Screenwriter

Credits include: Torchwood, Wizards Vs. Aliens

Joseph has written scripts for radio and television, including episodes of Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Wizards Vs Aliens and Hetty Feather.
Joseph Lidster
Kevin Rundle

Kevin Rundle – Screenwriter & Story Producer

Credits include: Casualty, Hollyoaks

Kevin Rundle is a writer and story producer currently writing on Casualty and Hollyoaks with original work in development.
Kevin Rundle
Neil and Rob Gibbons

Neil and Rob Gibbons – Screenwriters

Credits include: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Neil and Rob Gibbons are the writers behind the return of Alan Partridge.
Neil and Rob Gibbons
Paul Campbell

Paul Campbell – Screenwriter

Credits include: Doctors, Holby City

Paul is a veteran of the continuing drama and has written for Doctors, Eastenders, Holby City and Casualty.
Paul Campbell
Piers Ashworth

Piers Ashworth – Screenwriter

Credits include: Burke & Hare, St Trinians

Piers Ashworth is best known in the UK for Burke & Hare and St Trinian’s 1 & 2.
Piers Ashworth
Reece Shearsmith

Reece Shearsmith – Actor & Writer

Credits include: The League Of Gentlemen, Psychoville

Reece is a quarter of the award winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen and has appeared in many TV shows and films.
Reece Shearsmith
Sally Abbott

Sally Abbott – Screenwriter

Credits include: The Coroner, EastEnders, Casualty

Sally has created and written three episodes of new BBC1 Drama The Coroner as well as Casualty, Eastenders, Holby City and Doctors.
Sally Abbott
Shaun McKenna

Shaun McKenna – Playwright, Screenwriter & Lyricist

Credits include: The Lord Of The Rings (Stage)

Shaun's 25 year career embraces original work and adaptations for TV and theatre, musicals, arena shows and radio drama.
Shaun McKenna
Steve Pemberton

Steve Pemberton – Actor & Screenwriter

Credits include: Inside No.9, Psychoville

With a career encompassing both writing and performing, Steve is most famous as a member of The League Of Gentlemen.
Steve Pemberton
Tim Firth

Tim Firth – Screenwriter & Playwright

Credits include: Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots

Tim’s film credits include Black Ball, Kinky Boots, The Wedding Video and Brit-hit classic Calendar Girls.
Tim Firth
Whitehouse & George

Whitehouse & George – Screenwriters

Credits include: Wolfblood, House Of Anubis

James and Hannah are a writing due who have written episodes of Wolfblood, The Slammer and House of Anubis.
Whitehouse & George

The LSF is simply the best event of its kind

John Yorke, former Head of Ch4 Drama/ Controller BBC Drama

John Yorke, former Head of Ch4 Drama/ Controller BBC Drama

People who get stuff made

Philip Shelley

Philip Shelley – Channel Four Screenwriting Course and Script editor

Credits include: Waking The Dead, Medics

Writer, producer and script consultant Philip also runs the Channel Four Screenwriting course.
Philip Shelley
Paul Ashton

Paul Ashton – Senior Film Exec | Creative England

Paul Ashton is a Senior Film Executive at Creative England, leading the talent team in Sheffield where they develop emerging directors, writers and producers.
Paul Ashton
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
Gub Neal

Gub Neal – Producer

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.
Gub Neal
Chris Sussman

Chris Sussman – Commissioning Editor | BBC Comedy

Currently seeking: We’re looking for funny and original 30’ scripted comedy ideas that can play on BBC1, BBC2, BBC3 or BBC4. We don’t commission films, comedy dramas or comedy entertainment formats.
Chris Sussman
Caroline Raphael

Caroline Raphael – Commissioning Editor | Radio 4

Caroline Raphael is Commissioning Editor for Comedy & Entertainment for BBC Radio 4
Caroline Raphael
Kate Harwood

Kate Harwood – BBC Head of Drama Production, England

Credits include: Luthor, Silent Witness

As Head of Drama Production Kate has overall responsibility for all in-house drama series and serials production in London and Salford.
Kate Harwood
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
Adrian Sturges

Adrian Sturges – Producer

Credits include: The Disappearance Of Alice Creed

Most recently Adrian has produced The Enfield Haunting directed by Kristoffer Nyholm and written by Joshua St Johnson.
Adrian Sturges
Brandy Rivers

Brandy Rivers – Agent | The Gersh Agency LA

Brandy is looking for TV, and in features: contained thrillers, elevated horror, big world action movies and broad comedies. Also, books for film/tv.
Brandy Rivers
Gavin Poolman

Gavin Poolman – Financier

Credits include: Festival Express, The Zookeeper

Seasoned Producer and financier, Gavin is also co-founder of Apollo Media Ltd and heads up one of the UK's largest film funds
Gavin Poolman
Henry Swindell

Henry Swindell – Development Producer | BBC Writersroom North

Credits include: Casualty, Hollyoaks

Henry is Development Producer, BBC Writersroom North where he works across Film, TV and Radio finding and developing writers for the BBC.
Henry Swindell
Jamie Hewitt

Jamie Hewitt – Script Editor

Credits include: Doctors

Jamie is responsible for commissioning and developing over 20 hours of broadcast TV each year
Jamie Hewitt
John Giwa-Amu

John Giwa-Amu – Producer

Credits include: The Machine

John recently produced Raindance Best UK Feature and BAFTA Cymru Award winning Sci-Fi thriller, The Machine.
John Giwa-Amu
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 Sothcott

Jonathan Sothcott – Producer

Credits include: Vendetta, White Collar Hooligan

Jonathan has produced films starring the likes of Ray Winstone, Richard E Grant, Mark Hamill and Steven Berkoff.
Jonathan Sothcott
Richard Stokes

Richard Stokes – Producer

Credits include: Broadchurch, Torchwood

Producer Richard Stokes has most recently finished work on the critically acclaimed ITV series Broadchurch.
Richard Stokes
Sarah Scougal

Sarah Scougal – Head of Development | Vertigo Films

Credits include: Hammer Of The Gods, All Stars

Sarah runs development at Vertigo Films, one of the UK's most prolific and successful independent production companies.
Sarah Scougal
Saskia Schuster

Saskia Schuster – Commissioning Editor for Comedy | Sky

Credits include: The Spa, Little Crackers

Saskia started her career in drama as a freelance script editor before climbing her way up the comedy ladder all the way to Sky.
Saskia Schuster

Everybody I pitched to was great. Even if my project wasn’t for them, they were happy to offer me advice.

Edward Davenport

Edward Davenport

Directors

Lance Nielsen

Lance Nielsen – Writer & Director

Credits include: The Journey

Lance is a writer, director and producer who often tackles social and political issues. He has just completed his first feature film, The Journey, set in Greece.
Lance Nielsen
Declan Lowney

Declan Lowney – Director

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.
Declan Lowney
Michael J Bassett

Michael J Bassett – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Deathwatch, Silent HIll 2

Since joining us at the first ever LSF, Michael has written and directed big budget features Soloman Kane and Silent Hill 2.    
Michael J Bassett
Jonathan Newman

Jonathan Newman – Writer & Director

Credits include: Swinging With The Finkels, Foster, Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box

Jonathan most recently directed the $25m movie Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box.
Jonathan Newman
Eran Creevy

Eran Creevy – Director and Screenwriter

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.
Eran Creevy
J Blakeson

J Blakeson – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: The Disappearance Of Alice Creed

J wrote and directed his debut feature The Disappearance Of Alice Creed which was released worldwide to critical acclaim in 2010.
J Blakeson
J.K. Amalou

J.K. Amalou – Producer & Director

Credits include: Deviation, Hard Men

JK is currently shooting Hitman Thriller Assassin with Richwater Films, starring King of the Indies Danny Dyer.
J.K. Amalou
James Strong

James Strong – Director

Credits include: Broadchurch, Downton Abbey

James is a leading UK director who has worked on high-end British TV drama including Downton Abbey, Broadchurch and Silent Witness.
James Strong
Marcus Markou

Marcus Markou – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Papadopoulos & Sons

DIY filmmaker Marcus wrote, directed, financed, produced and self distributed indie favourite Papadopoulos & Sons.
Marcus Markou
Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley

Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley – Screenwriters & Directors

Credits include: Black Pond

Will and Tom are the BAFTA-nominated Directors of Black Pond.
Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley

The feedback from those I pitched to was priceless.

Bianca Rowena, Screenwriter

Bianca Rowena, Screenwriter

Actors

Doon Mackichan

Doon Mackichan – Actress

Credits include: Plebs, Smack The Pony, The Day Today

Actress and writer of cult comedy show Smack The Pony, Doon is a veteran of British comedy, with over 20 years of on screen experience.
Doon Mackichan
Emma Croft

Emma Croft – Actress & Director

Credits include: Honest Lies, As You Like It

Actress turned Director Emma has appeared in numerous TV shows including The Bill, Casualty, Holby City and has had lead roles opposite Colin Firth and Griff Rhys Jones.
Emma Croft
Kevin McNally

Kevin McNally – Actor

Credits include: The Pirates Of The Caribbean Series

Kevin has a credit list as long as your arm but is perhaps best known as Joshamee Gibbs in The Pirates Of The Caribbean movies.
Kevin McNally

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

Neil Hannah, Writer & Director

People who know stuff

Phil Parker

Phil Parker – Development consultant

Phil has worked as a consultant for the BBC, C4, Aardman, Berlin Brandenburg Medianboard, Prime Exchange and developed Oscar® winning and box office feature films.  
Phil Parker
Lucy V Hay

Lucy V Hay – Script editor | Bang2write

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.
Lucy V Hay
Linda Potgieter

Linda Potgieter – Negotiation expert

An expert in human negotiation and behaviour, Linda will open your eyes to the blind spots in the way you negotiate everything
Linda Potgieter
Tony Lee

Tony Lee – Screenwriter & Comic Writer

Credits include: Doctor Who Comic

Tony Lee is a #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of comics, novels and audio dramas.
Tony Lee
Julian Wilkins

Julian Wilkins – Lawyer

Editor of Blue Pencil Laws Of Creativity Magazine

Julian Wilkins is Editorial Director for Blue Pencil Media Limited and will be running the legal clinic at the festival
Julian Wilkins
Joe Mefford

Joe Mefford – Director of Sales | Final Draft

Joe is our man on the ground at Final Draft.
Joe Mefford
Chris Jones

Chris Jones – Filmmaker and author

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.
Chris Jones
Angeli Macfarlane

Angeli Macfarlane – Script developer

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.
Angeli Macfarlane
Suzanne Smith

Suzanne Smith – Casting Director

Credits include: Dracula, Resident Evil

She's a double EMMY winner and has worked with some of the biggest actors on some of the biggest movies.
Suzanne Smith
Stephen Follows

Stephen Follows – Writer and producer

Credits include: Baseline, Sign Language

Stephen Follows is an award-winning writer and producer. 
Stephen Follows
Anthony Alleyne

Anthony Alleyne – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Enemy Of England

Anthony is an award-winning writer/director and part-time lecturer at The Met Film School in London.
Anthony Alleyne
Chris Dickens

Chris Dickens – Film Editor

Credits include: Slumdog Millionaire, Paul

Chris has edited a ton of very cool movies, worked with the biggest names and in 2009 won the Oscar for editing ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.
Chris Dickens
Ed Wild

Ed Wild – Director Of Photography

Credits include: Welcome To The Punch, Shifty

'Welcome To The Punch' DoP Ed's latest project is TV mini-series 'Fleming' tracing back 007 creator Ian Fleming's early life.
Ed Wild
Greg Jenner

Greg Jenner – Historical Consultant

Credits include: Horrible Histories

Greg is a historian and writer working in the TV industry, most notably as the Historical Consultant to the Horrible Histories franchise.
Greg Jenner
Karol Griffiths

Karol Griffiths – Script Editor & Supervisor

Credits include: How I Met Your Mother, Friends

Karol Griffiths is a successful script editor and development consultant with over twenty years of experience.
Karol Griffiths
Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson – Vice President Sales and Marketing | George P. Johnson

Kevin Jackson was voted the fourth most influential person in the event industry last year - this year he's coming to LSF to teach you how to network like a pro.
Kevin Jackson
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
Neal Romanek

Neal Romanek – Genre Fiction Writer

Credits include: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Skies Of Venus

Neal has written narrative film and TV for Joel Silver, Mario Kassar, Lisa Henson and the legendary Dino Di Laurentiis.
Neal Romanek
Paul Irwin

Paul Irwin – Director, Producer, Writer

Credits include: TryLife

Most recently Paul has developed TryLife, the most complex drama series ever created.
Paul Irwin
Sam Hoyle

Sam Hoyle – Script Executive

Credits include: Broadchurch, A Robber's Tale

Sam will be joining Chris Chibnall and the rest of the Broadchurch team for an in-depth discussion about the hit ITV show.
Sam Hoyle
Sarah Wellock

Sarah Wellock – Lead Community Manager at Sony Xdev Studios Europe

Sarah was voted one of the top women in the games industry in 2012.
Sarah Wellock
Tameem Antoniades

Tameem Antoniades – Co-founder & Chief Creative Ninja

Credits include: Heavenly Sword, DmC

Tameem co-founded Ninja Theory and is the Creative Director behind Heavenly Sword, Enslaved and DmC.
Tameem Antoniades
Will Massa

Will Massa – Head of Development | Collabor8te

Works at Collabor8te with Rankin Film Productions

Will oversees the Collabor8te script submissions, developing new filmmaking talent.
Will Massa

You’ll leave feeling invigorated and raring to go. It’s essential that us writers get a good kick up the arse from time to time, and believe me, this festival wears one hell of a big boot...

Michelle Goode, Screenwriter

Michelle Goode, 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
Nigel Floyd

Nigel Floyd – Film Critic and Broadcaster

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.
Nigel Floyd
Alex Zane

Alex Zane – Presenter

Credits include: Rude Tube, Balls Of Steel

Writer, Comedian Alex Zane presents Rude Tube and is the face of Sky Movies.
Alex Zane
Debbie Moon

Debbie Moon – Screenwriter

Credits include: Wolfblood

Debbie has written for CBBC's The Sparticle Mystery, and is the creator and lead writer of the CBBC fantasy drama series Wolfblood.
Debbie Moon
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
Lisa Neeley

Lisa Neeley – Met Film School Dean

Lisa worked in development and production at Warner Bros and HBO Films before relocating to the UK to teach screenwriting.
Lisa Neeley
Robert Grant

Robert Grant – Writer

Credits include: Writing The Science Fiction Film (Author)

Screenwriter Robert is one of the core team behind The London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film.
Robert Grant

Perfect festival for any screenwriter, new or old, once you’ve been once you’ll want to keep coming back.

Daniel Williamson, Screenwriter

Daniel Williamson, Screenwriter