Session Archive: LSF 2014

Here’s what happened in 2014…

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

Sessions To Be Confirmed

The LSF is simply the best event of its kind."

John Yorke, Former Head Ch4 Drama/BBC Drama

John Yorke, Former Head Ch4 Drama/BBC Drama

Have You Considered?

Be part of the BIGGEST writing gig in town: Games 5.0

Be part of the BIGGEST writing gig in town: Games 5.0

Not many people know this but the games industry dwarfs the film industry. For the fifth year in a row we are running a Games session, reflecting the speed of evolution and thrilling opportunities writing games can offer for scribes. Watch This Session…

Could Your First Paid Gig Be For Radio?

Could Your First Paid Gig Be For Radio?

In the UK we are blessed with BBC Radio 4, fertile ground for drama and especially comedy writing talent to get that vital first break. And the list of Radio 4 alum in extraordinary. Join us to find out just how to get your break. Watch This Session…

Getting a writing gig that lasts years: Writing Sit-Coms

Getting a writing gig that lasts years: Writing Sit-Coms

What exactly is a sitcom? It’s a very distinctive genre and a surprising number of writers don’t fully understand how it works. Here’s a chance to learn from the experts.           Watch This Session…

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. Watch This Session…

Writing for young audiences: Have you considered?

Writing for young audiences: Have you considered?

Writing for young audiences rarely seems to be an entry point for new writers, yet it is demonstrably a huge market that is in many ways starved for great stories. Should you consider writing for young people? Watch This Session…

LSF gave me a much clearer understanding of the industry than I had before I came."

Bianca Rowena, Screenwriter

Bianca Rowena, Screenwriter

Headliners

The 2014 Inaugural British Screenwriters’ Awards

The 2014 Inaugural British Screenwriters’ Awards

It’s about time someone put the originators and architects of great storytelling front and centre. And we are rising to that challenge.

LSF has grown to be the single most important screenwriting event on this side of the pond. An amazing three days that keep me motivated to keep on writing."

Pedro Carrasco

Pedro Carrasco

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. Watch This Session…

Script To Screen Classic: with Joel Schumacher (film TBC)

Script To Screen Classic: with Joel Schumacher (film TBC)

With an embarrassment of riches, we are still working on the best film for this session. The Lost Boys, The Client, St Elmo’s Fire, A Time To Kill, Falling Down, even House Of Cards? Check back soon.

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.

The LSF was the perfect combination of the practical and the inspirational, with just plain amazing on top."

Colleen Burn, Screenwriter

Colleen Burn, Screenwriter

In Conversation

Getting paid to write funny with David Reynolds

Getting paid to write funny with David Reynolds

Comedy writers MUST attend this hilarious but informative session with Dave, who has been a staff writer for Conan O’Brien and Pixar and is now writing for Adam Sandler and Steve Carell. Watch This Session…

Hollywood Classics: The Scripts Of Joel Schumacher

Hollywood Classics: The Scripts Of Joel Schumacher

Joel has directed many movies that we would consider Hollywood classics and in this session we get to explore his varied career through the words of the screenplays he sometimes wrote, sometimes didn’t, but always directed with his trademark flare.

Lessons learnt from the scriptwriting trenches

Lessons learnt from the scriptwriting trenches

In this hyper inspiring and unmissable session Tony talks candidly with fellow writer Barbara Machin, about the high and lows and the realties of the day to day process.    Watch This Session…

Writing Breakthrough Crime Drama: The life and works of Lynda La Plante

Writing Breakthrough Crime Drama: The life and works of Lynda La Plante

On so many levels, the work of Lynda La Plante CBE is breakthrough and iconic. Come and listen to her, in conversation with BAFTA winning crime drama writer and showrunner Barbara Machin. This promises to kick off LSF in extraordinary fashion. Watch This Session…

Thank you for this unforgettable time and life-changing experience. It was magical!"

Valeriya Ordinartseva, Screenwriter

Valeriya Ordinartseva, Screenwriter

Screenwriting Talent Fast Track

Get YOUR Script Produced and in UK Cinemas: Create 50 Part 2

Get YOUR Script Produced and in UK Cinemas: Create 50 Part 2

Following the extraordinary success of the London Screenwriters’ Festivals first feature film, 50 Kisses, we are doing it again… And we want YOU to write it.

We had script requests from Hat Trick and the BBC at the PitchFest. It’s my first LSF and it has more than exceeded our expectations."

Gareth Taylor, Screenwriter

Gareth Taylor, Screenwriter

Book Signings

Book Signing: Chris Vogler at the Bookstore

Book Signing: Chris Vogler at the Bookstore

Join Christopher Vogler at the Bookstore where he will be signing copies of his book The Writer’s Journey.  

Book Signing: Jen Grisanti in the Marquee

Book Signing: Jen Grisanti in the Marquee

Join Jen Grisanti in the Marquee where she will be signing copies of her book Change Your Story,  Change Your Life: A Path to Success.  

Book Signing: John Yorke at the Bookstore

Book Signing: John Yorke at the Bookstore

Join John Yorke at the Bookstore in the Refectory where he will be signing copies of his book Into The Woods.

Book Signing: John Yorke in the Knapp Gallery

Book Signing: John Yorke in the Knapp Gallery

Join John Yorke in the Knapp Gallery where he will be signing copies of his book Into The Woods.

Book Signing: Karl Iglesias in the Marquee

Book Signing: Karl Iglesias in the Marquee

Join Karl Iglesias in the Marquee where he will be signing copies of his book Writing for Emotional Impact.  

Book Signing: Karol Griffiths in the Knapp Gallery

Book Signing: Karol Griffiths in the Knapp Gallery

Join Karol Griffiths in the Knapp Gallery where she will be signing copies of her book The Art of Script Editing.

Book Signing: Linda Aronson at the Bookstore

Book Signing: Linda Aronson at the Bookstore

Join Linda Aronson at the Bookstore in the Refectory where she will be signing copies of her book 21st Century Screenplay.  

Book signing: Linda Aronson in the Marquee

Book signing: Linda Aronson in the Marquee

Join Linda Aronson in the Marquee where she will be signing copies of her book The 21st Century Screenplay.

Book signing: Pilar Alessandra at the Bookstore

Book signing: Pilar Alessandra at the Bookstore

Join Pilar at the bookstore where she will be signing copies of the new and updated 2nd Edition of her book The Coffee Break Screenwriter.

Book signing: Pilar Alessandra in the Marquee

Book signing: Pilar Alessandra in the Marquee

Join Pilar in the Marquee where she will be signing copies of the new and updated 2nd Edition of her book The Coffee Break Screenwriter.

Book Signing: Yvonne Grace in the Marquee

Book Signing: Yvonne Grace in the Marquee

Join Yvonne Grace in the Marquee where she will be signing copies of her book Writing for Television.

LSF was a celebration of screenwriting and of our screenwriting tribe."

Gordon Slack, Screenwriter

Gordon Slack, Screenwriter

Awaiting Schedule Confirmation For LondonSWF 2021

Thanks to you and your team for the most amazing four days at the Screenwriters’ Festival; I have come away buzzing and have already bought my ticket for next year!"

Liz Mente-Bishop, Screenwriter

Liz Mente-Bishop, Screenwriter