Writing for the Female Gaze by Lucy van Smit

AWAITING VIDEO By Lucy van Smit A stellar panel on how to navigate against a prevailing culture. Great advice for any writer, regardless of gender.  Upbeat. Insightful.  Witty. Brilliantly moderated by Sarah Williams, with award-winning screenwriter/playwright Lucinda Coxon, (The Danish Boy/The Crimson Petal and The White) actor Anna … MORE

Phil and Ted, LondonSWF favourites finally release book!

Regular LondonSWF contributors and crowd favourites Phil Hughes and Ted Wilkes have been promising us a book for a while now, and it has finally arrived! Born out of their presentations to LondonSWF festivalgoers and their work with screenwriting students … MORE

The London Screenwriters’ Festival Returns!

Pitching, Networking, Great Talks, World Class Training and A Massive Dose Of Creative Rocket Fuel Buckle up Buttercup, The London Screenwriters’ Festival is BACK, and we are going to shake things up! So yes, The London Screenwriters’ Festival is returning! … MORE

Screenwriting Mastery 2023: Take Your Professional Screenwriting Career To The Next Level

Like structure, genre is a foundational component in storytelling. Professionally, producers and agents know this. Instinctively, audiences sense this as consumer. As a professional writer, you NEED to master genre. No matter your personal preference when it comes to genre, … MORE

We don’t change just because it’s a good idea by Rebecca Jean Caroll

Script consultant, story analyst and “Inside Story” author Dara Marks notes that we are currently living what may be the greatest story of our generation. We are on the cusp of change; what that change is we do not yet know, but … MORE

Adele Lim on Crazy Rich Asians and representation in film and TV

by Akinna Aquino After finding Adele Lim on a popular Facebook group used to share delightfully relatable memes between members of the Asian diaspora, I flippantly joked with my partner that I would reach out to her and ask if … MORE

My top 5 non-craft takeaways from The London Screenwriters’ Festival Online 2020 by Guy Mannerings

By Guy Mannerings For those of you who attended the first London SWF Online, you will know that it was an insane, fully-packed month of screenwriting goodness. For four weeks, we were treated to insightful talks from world-class industry experts … MORE

Script to Screen for ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood’ by Hana Hall

In this video from Script to Screen, Pollock Theatre director Matt Ryan interviews writer, actor and producer Noah Harpster who answers questions about his film, ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood’ starring Tom Hanks.  Harpster recounts his deep personal connection … MORE

Michael Arndt: What makes great endings, beginnings and middles

We know Michael Arndt from some of our favourite films; Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3 spring to mind. In this session and script chat, he opened up about his process when it comes to conceptualising and structuring stories. If you didn’t listen … MORE

Clarity Clarity Clarity – Writing the Killer Treatment by Sam Kurd

Fenella Greenfield knows a thing or two about script treatments. Running the annual Euroscript Screen Story Competition for over 15 years gives you some insight.  During this session, Fenella was kind enough to give us some top pointers when it … MORE