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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

Booksmart Screenwriter… ‘Use two conflicting words to describe your characters’ and six other tips I learned from Susanna Fogel

By Guy Mannerings NOTE: We recorded this event and will be posting to the LSF delegate 2020 area, so if you want to hear it the full hour, sign up and you will get a link when it is uploaded. … MORE

Next Level Screenwriting Part Two by Hayley McKenzie

Guest blog by Hayley McKenzie, founder and CEO of Script Angel So you’ve elevated your concept, your genre execution and story. Now we roll our sleeves up and really dive into the detail. Characters Basic:  Your character first-meets are clear; … MORE