Sessions 2014

130 Sessions For 2014 will be added in the Summer

Over the three days of the London Screenwriters’ Festival we will run over one hundred seminars, workshops and networking events for professional screenwriters. We film most sessions, so if you miss one, or two clash, you’ll be able to catch up later online. We will be adding new sessions over the Summer, so please swing back soon or join our mailing list for updates.

Great sessions, direct contact with industry heavyweights, fellow professionals and newcomers, a great venue, a terrific online network…

Rudolf Kremers, Screenwriter

Rudolf Kremers, Screenwriter

Beyond the workshop

Pitch at the Great British Pitchfest

Pitch at the Great British Pitchfest

This is your big moment… Pitch your killer project to professional producers and top agents. Past sessions have resulted in options AND representation!

Script Chat

Script Chat

Get intimate face-to-face time in our hugely popular Script Chat roundtable sessions. Ask our speakers the questions you want answered.

Advanced Mentoring at the Script Labs

Advanced Mentoring at the Script Labs

Get one on one tuition and coaching from our experts in these intensive three hour sessions. Only six writers are selected for each lab.

Get Your Script Performed

Get Your Script Performed

Have scenes from your script read, performed and workshopped by professional actors and directors. 

The Elevator Pitch

The Elevator Pitch

Are you good enough to exit the elevator with the million dollar business card before the doors slide shut?

We will read your script

We will read your script

Need a professional to read your screenplay? Get one-on-one feedback on your script with Euroscript.

An extraordinary event that put the writer – as an individual and as a group – at the centre, and met the needs of all, from the most hesitant emerging talent to the most hard bitten…

Tanya Lees, Screenwriter

Tanya Lees, Screenwriter

Practical help

Beyond The Chick Flick: Writing The Female-Driven Screenplay

Beyond The Chick Flick: Writing The Female-Driven Screenplay

Don’t cry into your Haagen Dazs! You can write a female-driven screenplay that sells … without selling out.

How to make it in Hollywood without moving there

How to make it in Hollywood without moving there

Hollywood Career Coach Lee Jessup shares strategies and invaluable inside knowledge into conquering the US from anywhere in the world.

How to survive past your first success: Best Practice For a Lifelong Career

How to survive past your first success: Best Practice For a Lifelong Career

Don’t fall after you pass the first hurdle… Get coached for a lifelong career with Hollywood coach Lee Jessup.

Living in a Stranger’s World: The Joys and Sorrows of Adapting Novels

Living in a Stranger’s World: The Joys and Sorrows of Adapting Novels

When you’re offered the possibility of adapting the creative work of another writer, what do you do? How do you go about it? Where and how do you begin?

Non linear screenwriting in film and TV

Non linear screenwriting in film and TV

Are you struggling with the three act structure, wrestling with flashbacks or having trouble juggling multiple protagonists? If yours is a story that doesn’t conform to the traditional Hollywood narrative, Linda Aronson’s returning session will blow your mind!

On The Edge Of Your Seat: Writing Nail Biting Suspense

On The Edge Of Your Seat: Writing Nail Biting Suspense

Discover how to use themes of trust and betrayal, illusion and reality, and secrets and lies to create surprising and thrilling story twists.

The Craft: How to write to maximise impact

The Craft: How to write to maximise impact

Writing instructor Pilar Alessandra focuses on the writing style, tone and technique that will reel in readers, producers and agents.

The Craft: Killer style, tone and techniques

The Craft: Killer style, tone and techniques

Is your script a great read?  Is your story on the page? It all comes down to the writing.

The Power Of Love

The Power Of Love

Story Consultant Laurie Hutzler examines ‘Love’ in all it’s guises and how best to present it powerfully and authentically on screen.

Understanding and Expanding Genre: Using Horror and Rom-Com as Examples

Understanding and Expanding Genre: Using Horror and Rom-Com as Examples

Get inspired to write a horror, or a romantic comedy, or revitalise an existing project with new and original approaches.

Manifesting Success

Manifesting Success

Following their packed to capacity sessions in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Chris Jones and Jonathan Newman are back to run their highly successful and super controversial manifesting success workshop.

What will actually happen to your finished script? Live script edit

What will actually happen to your finished script? Live script edit

Live and dynamic script redraft, edit, slash and burn… Only for the bravest of writers!  

The result for me was 5 script requests, 4 treatment requests and a “call me”. These opportunities are all down to the LSF

Dee Chilton, Screenwriter

Dee Chilton, Screenwriter

Film and television

Playing the Game Of Thrones

Playing the Game Of Thrones

Laurie Hutzler presents an in-depth breakdown and character analysis of Game Of Thrones, one of the most engaging and compelling TV dramas of recent years.

Sizzle or Substance? : Commercialism Vs Creativity in TV Drama Series

Sizzle or Substance? : Commercialism Vs Creativity in TV Drama Series

In the cut and thrust world of popular television drama series production, can Creativity work hand in hand with Commericalism or does one over ride the other?

The Road To Writing Southcliffe: Channel Four’s hit drama with Tony Grissoni

The Road To Writing Southcliffe: Channel Four’s hit drama with Tony Grissoni

Join screenwriter Tony Grissoni as he shares his inspirational and instructional journey creating and writing his hit drama ‘Southcliffe’ for Channel 4. This session will offer insight into how you can follow his pathway to success writing TV drama.

I’ve had a B-L-A-S-T over these past four days as a delegate. What a slick and shiny and stimulating Festival

Mark Wilson, Screenwriter and Media Consultant

Mark Wilson, Screenwriter and Media Consultant

Script To Screen

'Finding Nemo' script to screen LIVE

'Finding Nemo' script to screen LIVE

Meet screenwriter Dave Reynolds as we record the unofficial DVD chat track for Finding Nemo in this live and exclusive Script To Screen.

Deconstructing ‘Pulp Fiction’ with Linda Aronson

Deconstructing ‘Pulp Fiction’ with Linda Aronson

Universally considered one of the greatest films of the nineties, ‘Pulp Fiction’ also employs fractured narrative, flashback and multi protagonist storylines. Join Linda Aronson as she deconstructs the movie in real time.

Starred Up : Script to Screen

Starred Up : Script to Screen

An in-depth examination, from ‘Script to Screen’ of Brit hit prison drama ‘Starred Up’ with Screenwriter Jonathan Asser.

It was better than going on holiday! I came away buzzing with excitement – no holiday blues!’ I simply cannot wait for the next one!

David Buick, Writer & Director

David Buick, Writer & Director

Have you considered?

Why writing for the stage and NOT the screen could lead to greater success

Why writing for the stage and NOT the screen could lead to greater success

Many screenwriters have made the successful leap from screen to stage, where the success model is more immediate than film and TV, both in production speed and financial returns.

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

Talent fast-track

Meet The Experts

Meet The Experts

A panel of leading film industry professionals provide confidential one-on-one advice to move your project onto the next stage.

Get legal advice in our free legal clinic at the festival

Get legal advice in our free legal clinic at the festival

We all have concerns about our screenplays and career, but often can’t afford a specialist lawyer. At the festival you can get that face time you need, with a media lawyer.

Some absolute stand out sessions for me and not one duff one – now that is a hell of an achievement

Jan Caston, Screenwriter

Jan Caston, Screenwriter

Script Labs

Advanced Mentoring Lab Number 5: TBC

Advanced Mentoring Lab Number 5: TBC

The 2014 Advanced Mentoring Lab Number 5 is still TBC.

Advanced Mentoring Lab Number 6: TBC

Advanced Mentoring Lab Number 6: TBC

The 2014 Advanced Mentoring Lab Number 6 is still TBC.

Script Lab 2: Writing Family Films For Disney, Pixar and Hollywood

Script Lab 2: Writing Family Films For Disney, Pixar and Hollywood

Returning to LSF’14, Dave Reynolds will again run his uber successful advanced mentoring lab for writers who have a great family film but want to take it to the next level.

Script Lab 3: From Short Script To Short Film... Getting Produced NOW

Script Lab 3: From Short Script To Short Film... Getting Produced NOW

Undergo an intense process over the LSF weekend, developing your short script to the point where it has a clear roadmap to production… Not one day, but now.

Script Lab 4: Writing Killer TV with John Yorke, former Head of Channel Four Drama and Controller of BBC Drama Production

Script Lab 4: Writing Killer TV with John Yorke, former Head of Channel Four Drama and Controller of BBC Drama Production

Yes, John ran the show at both CH4 and BBC Drama and his CV is ridiculous. If you want to write TV, you can’t get much more qualified than John. This is one Lab you MUST submit to.

Script Lab 1: Creating TV Drama Series with top script consultant Philip Shelley

Script Lab 1: Creating TV Drama Series with top script consultant Philip Shelley

Do you love television? Do you have the next returning hit TV drama series in your portfolio? Then we want to hear from you.

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

Dee Chilton, Writer

Dee Chilton, Writer

Open and Close

Festival Opening

Festival Opening

Get fully prepped to get the most from the festival in this kick ass opening that will frame your three day roller coaster. NOT TO BE MISSED!

Festival Close

Festival Close

NOTE THIS SESSION BEGINS AT 6.15pm SHARP AND IS JUST 15 MINS LONG. Join the team for the FABULOUS close of the festival and our promise for 2015.

I came to the LSF thinking that execs and agents were terrifying – now I know they are just lovely people who WANT your script to be great

Elizabeth Crawford, Writer & Actress

Elizabeth Crawford, Writer & Actress

Social Connection

Special LSF 2014 launch event

Special LSF 2014 launch event

Join us for a drink on Thursday night as we open the London Screenwriters’ Festival

Networking Drinks In The Bar

Networking Drinks In The Bar

Don’t be shy – grab a beer and break out those business cards!

The festival was an absolute triumph – top flight and brimming with inspiration and enthusiasm ….superb!

Barbara Machin – BAFTA winning screenwriter

Barbara Machin – BAFTA winning screenwriter

Sessions TBC for 2014

Final Draft Marquee One Friday 10:30am

Final Draft Marquee One Friday 10:30am

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Final Draft Marquee One Friday 2pm

Final Draft Marquee One Friday 2pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Friday 3:30pm

Final Draft Marquee One Friday 3:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Friday 5pm

Final Draft Marquee One Friday 5pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Friday 6:30pm

Final Draft Marquee One Friday 6:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Friday 9:00am

Final Draft Marquee One Friday 9:00am

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Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 10:30am

Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 10:30am

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Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 2pm

Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 2pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 3:30pm

Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 3:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 5:00pm

Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 5:00pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 6:30pm

Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 6:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 9am

Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 9am

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Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 10:30am

Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 10:30am

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Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 2pm

Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 2pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 3:30pm

Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 3:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 5pm

Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 5pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 9am

Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 9am

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Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 10:30am

Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 10:30am

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Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 2:00pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 2:00pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 3:30pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 3:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 5pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 5pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 6:30pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 6:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 9am

Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 9am

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Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 10:30am

Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 10:30am

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Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 2pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 2pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 3:30pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 3:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 5pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 5pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 6:30pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 6:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 9am

Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 9am

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Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 10:30am

Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 10:30am

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Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 2pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 2pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 3:30pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 3:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 5pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 5pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 9am

Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 9am

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Room 5 Friday 10:30am

Room 5 Friday 10:30am

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Room 5 Friday 2pm

Room 5 Friday 2pm

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Room 5 Friday 3:30pm

Room 5 Friday 3:30pm

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Room 5 Friday 5pm

Room 5 Friday 5pm

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Room 5 Friday 6:30pm

Room 5 Friday 6:30pm

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Room 5 Saturday 10:30am

Room 5 Saturday 10:30am

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Room 5 Saturday 2pm

Room 5 Saturday 2pm

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Room 5 Saturday 3:30pm

Room 5 Saturday 3:30pm

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Room 5 Saturday 5pm

Room 5 Saturday 5pm

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Room 5 Saturday 6:30pm

Room 5 Saturday 6:30pm

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Room 5 Saturday 9am

Room 5 Saturday 9am

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Room 5 Sunday 10:30am

Room 5 Sunday 10:30am

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Room 5 Sunday 2pm

Room 5 Sunday 2pm

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Room 5 Sunday 3:30pm

Room 5 Sunday 3:30pm

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Room 5 Sunday 5pm

Room 5 Sunday 5pm

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Room 5 Sunday 9am

Room 5 Sunday 9am

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Tuke Cinema Friday 10:30am

Tuke Cinema Friday 10:30am

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Tuke Cinema Friday 2:00pm

Tuke Cinema Friday 2:00pm

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Tuke Cinema Friday 3:30pm

Tuke Cinema Friday 3:30pm

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Tuke Cinema Friday 5pm

Tuke Cinema Friday 5pm

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Tuke Cinema Friday 6:30pm

Tuke Cinema Friday 6:30pm

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Tuke Cinema Saturday 10:30am

Tuke Cinema Saturday 10:30am

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Tuke Cinema Saturday 2pm

Tuke Cinema Saturday 2pm

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Tuke Cinema Saturday 3:30pm

Tuke Cinema Saturday 3:30pm

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Tuke Cinema Saturday 5pm

Tuke Cinema Saturday 5pm

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Tuke Cinema Saturday 6:30pm

Tuke Cinema Saturday 6:30pm

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Tuke Cinema Saturday 9am

Tuke Cinema Saturday 9am

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Tuke Cinema Sunday 10:30am

Tuke Cinema Sunday 10:30am

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Tuke Cinema Sunday 2pm

Tuke Cinema Sunday 2pm

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Tuke Cinema Sunday 3:30pm

Tuke Cinema Sunday 3:30pm

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Tuke Cinema Sunday 5pm

Tuke Cinema Sunday 5pm

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Tuke Cinema Sunday 9am

Tuke Cinema Sunday 9am

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Tuke Hall Friday 10:30am

Tuke Hall Friday 10:30am

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Tuke Hall Friday 2pm

Tuke Hall Friday 2pm

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Tuke Hall Friday 3:30pm

Tuke Hall Friday 3:30pm

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Tuke Hall Friday 5pm

Tuke Hall Friday 5pm

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Tuke Hall Friday 6:30pm

Tuke Hall Friday 6:30pm

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Tuke Hall Saturday 10:30am

Tuke Hall Saturday 10:30am

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Tuke Hall Saturday 2pm

Tuke Hall Saturday 2pm

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Tuke Hall Saturday 3:30pm

Tuke Hall Saturday 3:30pm

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Tuke Hall Saturday 5pm

Tuke Hall Saturday 5pm

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Tuke Hall Saturday 6:30pm

Tuke Hall Saturday 6:30pm

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Tuke Hall Saturday 9am

Tuke Hall Saturday 9am

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Tuke Hall Sunday 10:30am

Tuke Hall Sunday 10:30am

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Tuke Hall Sunday 2pm

Tuke Hall Sunday 2pm

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Tuke Hall Sunday 3:30pm

Tuke Hall Sunday 3:30pm

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Tuke Hall Sunday 5pm

Tuke Hall Sunday 5pm

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Tuke Hall Sunday 9am

Tuke Hall Sunday 9am

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Joe Eszterhas is reading my script!

Dee Chilton, Screenwriter, @DeeChilton

Dee Chilton, Screenwriter, @DeeChilton