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LondonSWF 2020 Update PLEASE READ

First up. Are you OK? I mean it. Because the truth is the amount of uncertainty we face can feel almost as bad as the potential threat from Covid-19. I for one have moved off Facebook and opted for phone … MORE

Announcing Plans for the First Online Festival to Tackle Covid-19

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have chosen to move the dates for the physical part of the London Screenwriters Festival to September. Simultaneously, we are also announcing that we will run an online festival that will begin … MORE

LondonSWF 2020 (and Festival Week Events) and the Coronavirus UPDATE

UPDATE: We will be postponing LondonSWF2020 until September 2020. I wrote about this logic leading to this decision last week and you can read that here… https://www.londonscreenwritersfestival.com/london-screenwriters-festival-and-coronavirus-update/ Since I wrote that, it has become increasingly clear that we will not … MORE

London Screenwriters’ Festival and Coronavirus Update

We’ve been contacted by a number of people asking if the LSF will be going ahead next month. The short answer is that we don’t know yet. As of the time I’m writing this, we would still like to run … MORE

Writing For Video Games… Five Hacks From LondonSWF

 At the last festival, Shooting people sent their top reporter Adem Ay, to send daily… no hourly reports on his experience. We will post these over the next few days as it gives a great insight into on delegates … MORE

What I learned from Lynne Ramsay: ‘You Were Never Really Here’ at LondonSWF

At the last festival, Shooting people sent their top reporter Adem Ay, to send daily… no hourly reports on his experience. We will post these over the next few days as it gives a great insight into on delegates experience… … MORE

Shooters Eye View… Trading Places

Hello Shooters I have returned from the London Screenwriters’ Festival and I have much to share. After nearly 20 hours of screenwriting seminars, screenwriter interviews, and panel discussions, I have collected enough gold nuggets to excite a Bond villain, and … MORE

Six Things I Learned About ‘Starship Troopers’ with Ed Neumeier

At the last festival, Shooting people sent their top reporter Adem Ay, to send daily… no hourly reports on his experience. We will post these over the next few days as it gives a great insight into on delegates experience… … MORE

‘Going Wireless’ with Julia Mckenzie, Ming Ho, Tim Stimpson & Jack Bernhardt…

At the last festival, Shooting people sent their top reporter Adem Ay, to send daily… no hourly reports on his experience. We will post these over the next few days as it gives a great insight into on delegates experience… … MORE

Top 5 Tired Screenwriting Tropes and How To Avoid Them

Avoiding cliché is the first job of any writer. Anybody you submit your script to will have read hundreds of scripts, and as soon as you start to feel “samey,” you are doomed. Whilst some of these conventions can be … MORE