|LondonSWF 2021 (September) Update
All script chats will move online for the Autumn 2021 festival and they will take place outside of the main festival dates. You will get regular email updates about who, what, where, how and when. The advantage to delegates is that they can attend every single one live and also watch on catch up later. Plus, we expect to deliver double the usual amount of script chats.
It’s one thing sitting in an audience listening to that producer, agent or writer… it’s an entirely different thing getting real face to face time with them
(right Christopher McQuarrie ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ and ‘The Usual Suspects’ talks with delegates in a script chat).
‘Script chat was the best thing at the festival for me. It was such a wonderful opportunity to be able to talk to the speakers in such a personal, comfortable atmosphere.’
At the end of each session there is a half hour break where you can spend time chatting to speakers in depth. And you are not limited to half an hour, these sessions have often run on for an hour and a half. And even our biggest names have held Script Chats, including Tim Bevan, Stephen Frears, Dave Reynolds, Griff Rhys Jones, Stephen Mangan, Jessica Hynes, Chritopher McQuarrie, Carl Gottlieb and Tony Jordan.
I then sat at a small table with Stephen fricking Frears and chatted with him. I chatted with Stephen Frears!"
Lisa McMullin, Screenwriter
You do not need to book a place at the Script Chat sessions, though sometimes it can get a little busy. On the whole, even our biggest names attract only a dozen or so people, many of whom drift away after a short time.
Please note that not all speakers will be available for Script Chats for a number of reasons.
Being surrounded by the support and love of this group is something I will never forget as long as I live // 10 Stars (out of 5) "