Appearing in 107 films in a dazzling three-decade career, Laurel and Hardy are built into the bedrock of classic Hollywood comedy. Last year, the film Stan & Ollie, written by Jeff Pope, took audiences on a magical journey behind the curtain of these stars of vaudeville, film, and television. The performances of Steve Coogan (Stan Laurel) and John C. Reilly (Oliver Hardy) are transformative, bringing back to life these epic comic powerhouses.
Read the script first, then come see the boys get in another fine mess with screenwriter Jeff Pope in attendance delivering a live chat track. He will discuss the challenges of telling the story of such legendary superstars. How much must one pay tribute to their legacy, while still telling the tale of the men behind the legend?
The London Screenwriters’ Festival’s Script to Screen presentations have become a consistent source of enlightenment and entertainment throughout our long history. This one promises to be a whopper. Don’t miss it.
Appearing in this session
Credits include Slaughterhouse Rulez, Born a King
Credits include Stan & Ollie; Philomena; Dirty, Filthy Love; A Confession
Script to Screen
It’s about time we did a deep-dive analysis into how animated features get written and produced, which is why we are SUPER excited to get up close and personal with Po, Crane, Mantis, Tigress, Monkey, Oogway and Master Shifu… and of course the film’s director, John Stevenson.
With season six currently in production, Peaky Blinders manages to fuse urban fact with myth to deliver a show crammed with fascinating, compelling and dynamic characters and plot twists and turns that have us all yelling at the screen. Join the show’s director, Anthony Byrne, as he talks us through an episode.
Download the script, read it, then watch the episode accompanied by live commentary from Karol Griffiths, who has over twenty years’ experience as script editor and development consultant on global smash-hit comedies such as Friends, Roseanne and How I Met Your Mother.
Phil is blazing a trail into British television. His fist major gig was on EastEnders last year, and in this intimate and personal session, Phil will share his writing journey through pitch, first draft, rewrites and final shooting via selected scenes.