with Rory Aitken
It doesn’t matter how good the work is, if you don’t ‘click’ with your producer then chances are your project’s not getting made, or worse still, it’s getting made without you. All too often we hear of Writers, Directors and Cast being booted from projects due to ‘creative differences’. As a Writer, one of the most important and fruitful relationships you can hope to nurture is with a Producer who ‘gets you’; who will champion you, fight for you, sell for you, provide for you and most of all PRODUCE for you.
So why do those Producers and those relationships prove so difficult to find? And why do so many potential relationships fall at the first, second or third hurdles? In this session, our distinguished panel of seasoned producers will share their stories from the trenches of writer relationships gone very very right and…very very wrong. Amongst the topics to be discussed are:
- How to impress (and even become essential) beyond the writing
- Attracting producers to you, your work and getting them behind your ambition
- The seduction: how far should you go?
- The art of accepting rejection gracefully (and why we all need to do it)
- Producer’s notes: decorum and professionalism under duress
- How to get (and stay) on set
- Going the distance – you’ve found your perfect Producer, how do you keep hold of him/her?
Learn from the successes and mistakes of those who have not gone the distance before you how you can best prepare for the marathon (and how to find the perfect Producer running buddy to run the race right next to you).
Appearing in this session
Credits include: Welcome to the Punch, Shifty, The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Screenwriting Practical help
You plowed through act one, wrote some entertaining fun and games and then … you got stuck. Don’t worry. “Act 2B” is conquerable! You’ll leave this class with your story strengthened and some of your most pressing writing problems solved.
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Stopped in your tracks by where to go next with a plot point, a character, or a scene? Or maybe you feel it’s just not happening today? Pilar will show you a number of tools that will immediately and powerfully unstick your creativity so the words continue to flow.
Scott Myers digs deep into the Coen brothers movies revealing narrative dynamics you can use to craft the unique nature of your own stories. Learn from the masters in this unmissable session.
Kira-Anne Pelican returns to the LSF with this essential session guaranteed to bring fresh insights into your character creation, shaping, complexities and nuances.
Pilar Alessandra, Hollywood Script Consultant, is here to help you spice up your scripts with memorable, engaging and dynamic dialogue.
Discover the myriad paths writers are using today to get their work noticed and break in. And learn the practical steps you can take right now to help you get from hobbyist to professional screenwriter.
Get the gate keepers to your success – the script readers – insider tips, advice and strategies for navigating your way through the woods and into the hidden fortress of screenwriting success.
In this dynamic workshop, Christopher Vogler will show you how and why you should build your modern, dynamic and fresh characters from the DNA of the ancient mythological and archetypes from the Heros Journey.
Scott Myers debunks the mythical screenwriting ‘rules’ surrounding scene descriptions and demonstrates the ways in which successful professional writers convey their voice through screenplay style.
Following his packed to capacity sessions in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Chris Jones and Jonathan Newman are back to run this highly successful and super controversial manifesting success workshop.
What can we learn from the most recently successful writers among us? Those of us who were, maybe just a year or two ago, fighting like the rest of us for the big break, to make ends meet and to start to make money from what we love.
Great American Pitchfest Guru Bob Schultz will start every day with a short 30 minute PitchFest bootcamp to get you ready for your pitch!
Meet the LondonSWF screenwriters who have taken action and acted as producers, actors or directors on their own scripts. Join them as we screen their movies and share their successes, failures and strategies… all with a view to helping you follow in their footsteps.
Live and dynamic script redraft, edit, slash and burn… Only for the bravest of writers!
Make the reader love you on the first page… So they cannot wait for the next! Learn writing techniques that help your script hit the ground running with top LA Script Consultant Pilar Alessandra.