We Will Read Your Script: The Script Surgery

Room: Online

with Paul Bassett Davies, Ian Long, Alizée Musson, Elizabeth Clegg, and Fenella Greenfield
moderated by Anji Loman Field

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Do you need an expert to offer concise, practical and immediately useful feedback on your screenplay or treatment?

If the answer is yes, then you should apply to be considered for the Euroscript Script Surgery.

How Does It Work?

You must have a ticket for the festival to use this service. The Story and Script Clinic is an opportunity for writers to get advice from our experienced script doctors about their stories, scripts, and ideas.

Successful applicants will be able to book one of our 50-minute appointments via the booking system when it goes live. All consults are delieverd online outside the main festival dates.

You can review the world class Script Doctors you can see at the festival HERE.

Submissions open on January 14th and close on February 18th. To submit your application you will need to upload:

  • A story outline of no more than two pages.
  • The first ten pages of a script (we can only assess the first ten pages).
  • (optional) Questions about the project or your writing.

We try to be flexible about these guidelines but please follow them as closely as possible.

We have limited time to read material in advance, and for the session itself, so think carefully about what you want to send.

The clinic is open for all three days of the festival.

This is a submissions ONLY process. Submissions open on January 14th and close on February 18th.

Successful applicants will be notified in due course.

We’ll Also be Operating a Drop-In Desk At The Festival

Want some face to face Expert Advice on your script or career? The drop in desk at the festival is manned by a duty script doctor who’ll be happy to talk to you about your work in an informal workshop with any other writers who may be using the service.

  • “If you can get to do this – do it. Best thing I’ve done by far at LSF.”
    Rachel Meaden, Screenwriter
  • 1040705945“This alone was worth the trip to LSF.”
    Faith Pennick, Screenwriter
  • 1039135648“Extremely helpful practical advice – expert insight into the structure of the screenplay.”
    Luke Harding, Screenwriter
  • 1040895885“Really nice feedback and tutor. I think it was just brilliant.”
    Gaile Garnelyte, Screenwriter
  • “Brilliant, detailed feedback – really helped me see next steps for script.”
    Lorren Boniface, Screenwriter
  • 1039401441“The tutor gave me concise, useful, intelligent feedback and was lovely … I thought it was perfect.”
    Joanna Gordon, Screenwriter
  • 798296295.bin“Helped me get to the core of my story. Make sure you do it again next year!”
    Rita Wheeler, Screenwriter

 

Appearing in this session

Alizée Musson

Alizée Musson – Script Editor

ALIZÉE MUSSON is a script & development consultant, writer, and translator working internationally in French and English.
Anji Loman Field

Anji Loman Field – Writer/Producer

Credits include EastEnders, Holby City, Doctors, Taste of Life, House with Many Windows,

Anji Loman Field is a writer/producer working in TV, radio and film. She is currently writing a feature script for a UK client and has a slate of other projects at various stages of development.
Elizabeth Clegg

Elizabeth Clegg – Writer, development consultant, and teacher.

Specialises in writing feature films and television series based on real lives/true events and, alongside script consultancy for Euroscript
Fenella Greenfield

Fenella Greenfield – Script Doctor, Lecturer

Credits include Weekending, Doctors, The Attendant

Founding member of Euroscript, Writer, Director & Producer
Ian Long

Ian Long – Screenwriter and Story Consultant

Credits include: Euroscript, UK Film Council, the First Film Foundation, The Script Factory

Ian Long is a writer, story consultant and teacher.
Ian Long
Paul Bassett Davies

Paul Bassett Davies – Writer, producer, broadcaster

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

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