Speakers

SPEAKERS BEING ADDED DAILY
The London Screenwriters’ Festival features around 100 professional speakers from all aspects of the film and television business. Many have also agreed to intimate Script Chat sessions after their respective events so that you can get face time with them. New speakers are added periodically with the vast majority being confirmed late spring / early summer 2018. Get updates by signing up below.


A shot in the arm which keeps your screenwriting juices pumped for the next 12 months.

Tracy England, Screenwriter

Tracy England, Screenwriter

Headliners

Ed Neumeier

Ed Neumeier – Screenwriter & Producer

Credits include: Robocop & Starship Troopers

Brilliant satarist and Sci-Fi legend Ed Neumeier joins the line up for LSF18.
Ed Neumeier
Jonathan Lynn

Jonathan Lynn – Screenwriter, Director & Playwright

Credits include: Yes Minister, Clue

Jonathan co-wrote and created the quintessential political comedy 'Yes Minister'.
Jonathan Lynn
Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Downton Abbey, Gosford Park

Author of several best-seller novels, Oscar winner for Gosford Park and creator, writer and executive producer of the multi award-winning Downton Abbey.
Julian Fellowes
Scott Myers

Scott Myers – Screenwriter, Producer and Educator

Screenwriter of 'K-9' with Jim Belushi and 'Trojan War' with Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Screenwriter and producer, head honcho at 'Go Into The Story' and Black List offical blog scribe.
Scott Myers
Timothy Harris

Timothy Harris – Screenwriter

Credits include: Trading Places, Twins

Timothy is a BAFTA nominated Screenwriter, Author and Producer.
Timothy Harris

The LSF is unparalleled in terms of opportunity to network, pitch, learn and propel your career forwards.’

Stephan Burn, Writer

Stephan Burn, Writer

Awards Host

Betty Denville

Betty Denville – Actor

Credits include: Endeavour, M.I.High, Seed of Chucky

Betty is the youngest of 14 generations of actors in her family. She has worked on stage and on screen both in film and in TV from a young age.
Betty Denville

My mentor, Karol, has been phenomenal!

Amy Amani

Amy Amani

Screenwriters

Dan Mazer

Dan Mazer – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Borat, Bruno, The Dictator, Dirty Grandpa

Dan is currently making waves writing and directing the latest Sacha Baron Cohen phenomenon 'Who is America?'
Dan Mazer
Barrie Keeffe

Barrie Keeffe – Screenwriter and playwright

Credits include: The Long Good Friday, Sus

He wrote 'The Long Good Friday', easily one of the top ten British films of all time!
Barrie Keeffe
Roland Moore

Roland Moore – Screenwriter

Credits include: Land Girls, Rastamouse, Smack the Pony

Roland created the award-winning returning drama series Land Girls for BBC1 and has written for a range of television series.
Roland Moore
Phil Ford

Phil Ford – Screenwriter

Credits include: The Sarah Jane Adventures, Dr Who, Torchwood

Award winner Phil has written hundreds of hours of classic TV including The Sarah Jane Adventures, Dr Who and Torchwood.
Phil Ford
Justin Young

Justin Young – Screenwriter & Producer

Credits include: Holby City, Eastenders, Casualty

Accomplished playwright and TV writer Justin is now Head Writer and Consultant Series Producer on Holby City.
Justin Young
Tony Jordan

Tony Jordan – Writer and producer

Credits include: Hustle, Life On Mars, Holby Blue

He’s written for and created some of the most iconic and successful British TV series, including Life on Mars and East Enders.
Tony Jordan
Ben Ward

Ben Ward – Screenwriter

Credits include: Horrible Histories, Danger Mouse

Ben has written for numerous award winning children’s comedies and dramas, including 'Horrible Histories'.
Ben Ward
David Nicholls

David Nicholls – Screenwriter & Novelist

Credits include: Starter for Ten, Patrick Melrose

Award winning writer David's most recent work was Sky Atlantic's critically acclaimed 'Patrick Melrose' starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
David Nicholls
Debbie Moon

Debbie Moon – Screenwriter

Credits include: Wolfblood, Hinterland

Debbie is the BAFTA-winning creator and lead writer of the CBBC fantasy drama series Wolfblood, which ran for five series and is shown in nearly 60 countries.
Debbie Moon
Deborah Haywood

Deborah Haywood – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Pin Cushion, Lady Margaret

Deborah's feature debut Pin Cushion was released in July 2018 to four-star reviews across the board and was critic’s choice in The New York Times.
Deborah Haywood
Deborah Moggach

Deborah Moggach – Novelist & Screenwriter

Credits include: Pride & Prejudice, Tulip Fever

Deborah has written 20 novels, 5 of which she adapted for TV and was BAFTA nominated for Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley.
Deborah Moggach
Dominic Minghella

Dominic Minghella – Screenwriter & Producer

Credits include: Doc Martin, Hamish Macbeth

Dominic has an exceptional reputation for creating, producing and writing internationally successful drama.
Dominic Minghella
Emmanuel Oberg

Emmanuel Oberg – Screenwriter & Consultant

Credits include: Double Game

Over the last few years, Emmanuel has written and developed feature films for Working Title, Film4 and Gold Circle.
Emmanuel Oberg
Hania Elkington

Hania Elkington – Screenwriter

Credits include: The Innocents

Hania's first project to his screens, 'The Innocents', co-created with Simon Duric premieres on Netflix this August.
Hania Elkington
Hans Rosenfeldt

Hans Rosenfeldt – Screenwriter & Author

Credits include: The Bridge, The Tunnel, Marcella

Hans is one of the creators of the incredibly successful and award-winning Scandinavian TV-series 'The Bridge'.
Hans Rosenfeldt
Hugh Stoddart

Hugh Stoddart – Screenwriter

Credits include: We Think the World of You, Remembrance

Hugh’s first film Begging the Ring won the Grierson Award and was screened by the BBC, beginning a long career as a screenwriter.
Hugh Stoddart
Jack Bernhardt

Jack Bernhardt – Screenwriter

Credits include: The Lentil Sorters

Recipient of the BBC Radio Comedy Writer's Bursary, Jack has written for a wide range of shows and regularly contributed to series such as The News Quiz and Dead Ringers.
Jack Bernhardt
Janet van Eeden

Janet van Eeden – Screenwriter & Educator

Screenwriter and Head of Post Graduate Studies at AFDA Durban’s Film, Television and Performance School
Janet van Eeden
John Dorney

John Dorney – Writer

Credits include: Doctor Who, The Avengers, Survivors

John’s scripts have been produced on stage, radio and as audiobooks and he has won multiple international awards.
John Dorney
Jon Gilbert

Jon Gilbert – Screenwriter & Script Consultant

Credits include: The Zigzag Kid

Jon is a screenwriter and script consultant with over fifteen years’ experience working in the U.K. and U.S. film industries.
Jon Gilbert
Jonathan Ruffle

Jonathan Ruffle – Writer & Producer

Credits include: Tommies, Never Mind The Buzzcocks

Jonathan created, writes and produces the a four-and-a-half year real-time drama - Tommies which airs on BBC Radio this autumn.
Jonathan Ruffle
Joseph Lidster

Joseph Lidster – Screenwriter

Credits include: Torchwood, Wizards Vs. Aliens

Joseph has written scripts for radio and television, including episodes of Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Wizards Vs Aliens and Hetty Feather.
Joseph Lidster
Lisa McMullin

Lisa McMullin – Screenwriter

Credits include: Doctors

Lisa’s first episode of BBC drama Doctors aired in June and she has been commissioned for two more; as well as an episode of Eastenders.
Lisa McMullin
Lucinda Whiteley

Lucinda Whiteley – Screenwriter & Producer

Credits include: Horrid Henry, Fimbles, Maisy

Writer and Producer of over 700 TV programmes, Lucinda is co-founder and Creative Director of Novel Entertainment.
Lucinda Whiteley
Lucy van Smit

Lucy van Smit – Novelist & Screenwriter

Credits include: The Hurting 

Lucy's debut novel The Hurting was brought by JK Rowling’s publisher – the legendary Barry Cunningham and Chicken House Books.
Lucy van Smit
Marcy Kahan

Marcy Kahan – Screenwriter & Playwright

Credits include: War and Peace, The Wizard of Oz, Antonia & Jane

Marcy Kahan is an award-winning radio and theatre playwright and screenwriter.
Marcy Kahan
Matt Fitton

Matt Fitton – Writer & Script Editor

Credits include: Doctor Who, Terry Nation's Survivors

Matt writes for a/o Big Finish's 'Doctor Who' range, including the continuing audio adventures of Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor.
Matt Fitton
Nat Saunders & James Serafinowicz

Nat Saunders & James Serafinowicz – Screenwriters

Credits include: Misery Bear, Big Train

Nat and James created Netflix comedy Sick Note and are Creative Directors at Stolen Picture, set up by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
Nat Saunders & James Serafinowicz
Ol Parker

Ol Parker – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,

After making his start on Grange Hill, Ol's career path has led him all the way to the BAFTA nominated 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'.
Ol Parker
Rachel Paterson

Rachel Paterson – Screenwriter

Credits include: Casualty

Rachel finished her first spec script in 2016, and started writing for 'Casualty' in 2018. Her first episode will air in October 2018.
Rachel Paterson
Rhianna Pratchett

Rhianna Pratchett – Games Writer & Developer

Credits include: Heavenly Sword, Tomb Raider

Rhianna is a sixteen-year veteran of the video games industry is one of the most respected writers and narrative designers in her field.
Rhianna Pratchett
Richard Kurti

Richard Kurti – Screenwriter

Credits include: Wolfblood, Primeval

Richard and his writing partner Bev Doyle broke into the business by writing and selling a spec script, Newton's Law, which led to 14 further movie commissions.
Richard Kurti
Sam Leifer

Sam Leifer – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Plebs, How Not To Live Your Life

Sam is the co-creator, writer and director of 'Plebs', the multi-award-winning Ancient Roman sitcom.
Sam Leifer
Simon Duric

Simon Duric – Screenwriter, Director & Producer

Credits include: The Innocents, Later

Simon is the Co-creator, Co-writer and Executive Producer of new Netflix Original show 'The Innocents'.
Simon Duric
Stephen Volk

Stephen Volk – Screenwriter & Playwright

Credits: Ghostwatch, Afterlife

Stephen Volk is a BAFTA-winning writer best known for the controversial 1992 BBCTV "Hallowe’en hoax" Ghostwatch. 
Stephen Volk
Tim Stimpson

Tim Stimpson – Screenwriter

Credits include: The Archers, Eastenders, Doctors

Tim has written hundreds of episodes of the BBC's much beloved radio soap 'The Archers' - the longest running radio soap in the world.
Tim Stimpson
Tim Telling

Tim Telling – Writer

Credits include: The Mash Report

Tim is the editor of the Daily Mash, the UK’s most popular original satire website, and lead writer of the hit BBC2 topical show The Mash Report.
Tim Telling
Tom Basden

Tom Basden – Screenwriter & Actor

Credits include: Plebs, Peep Show, Gap year

Tom is co-creator and co-writer of 'Plebs' and has written for some of the best comedy shows.
Tom Basden

This festival helped create some amazing friendships that I already know will last a lifetime

Clara Emanuel, Writer & Actor

Clara Emanuel, Writer & Actor

People who get stuff made

Julian Friedmann

Julian Friedmann – Film, TV and literary agent

Agent and great supporter of emerging talent.

Julian has years of experience as a literary agent and was the founder of ScriptWriter magazine.
Julian Friedmann
Gub Neal

Gub Neal – Producer

Credits include: Prime Suspect, Cracker, Queer As Folk

Gub is an award-winning producer who has headed up the Drama departments at both Channel 4 and Granada.
Gub Neal
David Nicholas Wilkinson

David Nicholas Wilkinson – Producer

Credits Include: The First Film, How To Change The World

David has been involved in the production/ distribution of over 100 British feature films with budgets from £20,000 to $16 million.
David Nicholas Wilkinson
Andromeda Godfrey & Diana Juhr DeBenedetti

Andromeda Godfrey & Diana Juhr DeBenedetti – Actress & Screenwriter

Credits include: 2:Hrs, Dream Date

Actress Andromeda and Screenwriter Diana founded Makelight Productions in 2010 to develop and produce entertaining independent films.
Andromeda Godfrey & Diana Juhr DeBenedetti
Catherine Williams

Catherine Williams – Series Co-creator & Head Writer

Credits include: Pet Squad, Teletubbies

Catherine's credits in pre-school include the award-winning Topsy + Tim, Waffle the Wonder Dog and forthcoming Chip & Potato on Netflix.
Catherine Williams
Chris Stott

Chris Stott – Executive Producer

Credits include: The Mash Report

Chris is the creator and executive producer of 'The Mash Report'.
Chris Stott
Gary Phillips

Gary Phillips – MD & Founder | Moviehouse Entertainment

Gary's Moviehouse Entertainment is one of very few truly independent film sales and production companies operating in London.
Gary Phillips
Gavin Humphries

Gavin Humphries – Producer

Credits include: Pin Cushion

Gavin is a BAFTA nominated and Cannes winning producer having worked on projects with the British Film Institute, Google, Film4, Tate Modern and the BBC.
Gavin Humphries
Jeff Norton

Jeff Norton – Writer-Producer & Author

Credits include: MetaWars, Trucktown, Princess Ponies

Jeff is a writer-producer, and author of the award-winning thriller series MetaWars.
Jeff Norton
John Yorke

John Yorke – MD Angel Station

Credits include: Wolf Hall, Shameless, Life On Mars

John Yorke is Managing Director of Angel Station where he works as a drama producer, consultant and lecturer on all forms of storytelling.
John Yorke
Julia McKenzie

Julia McKenzie – Head of BBC Radio Comedy

Credits include: The Jason Byrne Show, French & Saunders

Julia produces comedies for Radio 2.
Julia McKenzie
Louise Pedersen

Louise Pedersen – CEO | all3media international

Louise recently returned to lead all3media International as CEO after spending 18 months as MD of drama prod. co. Playground Television.
Louise Pedersen
Lucy Clarke

Lucy Clarke – Screenwriter & Producer

Credits include: Horrible Histories, Fabulous

Lucy Clarke has been a comedy writer for 15 years following an award-winning career as a TV producer.
Lucy Clarke
Martin Alltimes

Martin Alltimes – CEO/Founder | The Imaginati Studio

Martin and Imaginati Studios are currently focused on creating games based on 'The Planet of Apes' franchise on console and PC.
Martin Alltimes
Natalie Brenner

Natalie Brenner – Founder Partner | Metro International Entertainment

Credits include: Journey's End, Dorian Gray

Natalie Brenner has over 30 years of experience in the film industry starting her career in film sales with J&M Entertainment
Natalie Brenner
Nicola Larder

Nicola Larder – Executive Producer | Buccaneer Media

Credits include: Marcella, The Tunnel, Dracula

Nicola Larder joined team Buccaneer by pitching 'Marcella' to Tony Wood as an 8 part series penned by Scandi-noir writer, Hans Rosenfeldt.
Nicola Larder
Nik Powell

Nik Powell – Producer and Director of National Film and Television School

Credits include: The Crying Game, Mona Lisa

Virgin co-founder turned Producer, Nik is the man behind some of the most successful and acclaimed British films of all time.
Nik Powell
Nikki Wilson

Nikki Wilson – Producer

Credits include: Doctor Who, Wizards Vs Aliens

Nikki is currently producing Doctor Who!
Nikki Wilson
Rhona Foulis

Rhona Foulis – Executive Assistant

Credits include: Salmon, The Man in the High Castle

Rhona is Executive Assistant to Frank Spotnitz and Jamie Hall at Big Light Productions, a TV drama production company.
Rhona Foulis
Robyn Slovo

Robyn Slovo – Producer

Credits include: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Former exec at BBC Films and head of film at Company Pictures, Robyn is now an independent producer.
Robyn Slovo
Simon Harper

Simon Harper – Series Producer of Holby City

Credits include: Holby City

Simon has many years of script editing under his belt and is now Series Producer on Holby City.
Simon Harper
Tom Leggett

Tom Leggett – Development Producer | Mammoth Screen

Credits include: '71, Room, High Rise

In March 2018, Tom joined Mammoth Screen, where he is developing a slate of new projects with new and established talent.
Tom Leggett

Amazing seminars, world-class speakers, uber-friendly delegates, and everywhere energy, energy and generosity

Matthew Curlewis, Writer

Matthew Curlewis, Writer

Directors

Craig McCall

Craig McCall – Director and Producer

Credits include: Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff

Craig is an award winning commercial and music video director.
Craig McCall
Simon Rumley

Simon Rumley – Director

Credits include: Fashionista

Having directed 9 feature films and 2 anthology films, Simon Rumley is one of the most successful and prolific UK directors of his generation.
Simon Rumley

It's so rare to have so many writers - some of the most intelligent, imaginative souls there are - in one place at the same time...

J Beltrame, Screenwriter

J Beltrame, Screenwriter

Actors

Angela Dixon

Angela Dixon – Actress

Credits include: Never Let Go, Offensive

Angela Dixon is an international actress and star of Howard J Ford's abduction thriller feature film 'Never Let Go'.
Angela Dixon
Ingrid Oliver

Ingrid Oliver – Actor, Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Doctor Who, Peep Show

Ingrid is best known as one half of the comic double act 'Watson & Oliver'. Or maybe as Osgood on 'Doctor Who'.
Ingrid Oliver
Katy Manning

Katy Manning – Actor

Credits include: Doctor Who, Iris Wildthyme, Casualty

Katy’s enchanted millions by playing Doctor Who’s Jo Grant opposite Jon Pertwee.
Katy Manning
Lisa Bowerman

Lisa Bowerman – Audio Director & Actress

Credits include: Doctor Who, Casualty, Bernice Summerfield

Lisa is a prolific actress and audio director for among others Big Finish Productions.
Lisa Bowerman
Mark Arnold

Mark Arnold – Actor

Credits include: Teen Wolf, Blade Runner 2049

Since making his mark in 80's cult classic Teen Wolf, Mark has appeared in films such as Florence Foster Jenkins, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and Blade Runner 2049.
Mark Arnold

The perfect place for creative shots in the arm, kicks up the backside and clouts around the head.

Stephanie Wessell, Screenwriter

Stephanie Wessell, Screenwriter

People who know stuff

Lucy V Hay

Lucy V Hay – Script editor | Bang2write

Bionic blogger, script editor and the voice of new writers!

Legendary for her enthusiasm and knowledge which she shares with her community at Bang2Write. Core member of the LSF team.
Lucy V Hay
Chris Jones

Chris Jones – Filmmaker and author

Credits include: Oscars shortlisted Gone Fishing, the Guerilla Handbooks and a bunch of feature films

Chris has spent his life making movies, writing books  and helping others make their movies.
Chris Jones
Alejandro Seri

Alejandro Seri – Marketing & Communications Director | Final Draft

Credits include: Placebo Effect, Final Girl

Alejandro Seri is an award-winning, bilingual screenwriter and director.
Alejandro Seri
Anne Edyvean

Anne Edyvean – Head of BBC Writers Room

Credits include: The Break, Holby City, Casualty

Anne finds and develops new writers (and some directors), and champions them across television, radio and on-line through the Writers Room
Anne Edyvean
Caroline Marchal

Caroline Marchal – Game Designer

Credits include: Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls

Caroline is a narrative game designer with over 15 years of experience in the industry, passionnate about interactive storytelling.
Caroline Marchal
Chris Hewitt

Chris Hewitt – News Editor | Empire Magazine

Chris Hewitt is the News Editor at the always OUTSTANDING Empire Magazine.
Chris Hewitt
Dave Clarke

Dave Clarke – EVP Content | DRG and Atrium TV

Dave is a Television Executive with 20 years experience covering broadcast, commissioning, distribution and production. 
Dave Clarke
David Baboulene Ph.D

David Baboulene Ph.D – Author, Scriptwriter, Narrative Theorist & Story Consultant

Credits include: Story Theory

David's research into narrative theory has demonstrated how the power of every story lies in the way a story resonates with a human mind.
David Baboulene Ph.D
Emma Pullar

Emma Pullar – Novelist

Credits include: Curly from Shirley, Skeletal

Emma is a writer of dark fiction and children’s books.
Emma Pullar
Farah Abushwesha

Farah Abushwesha – Producer & Founder of Rocliffe

Credits include: Irreplaceable You

Farah is a BAFTA nominated producer, best selling author and founder of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writers Competition.
Farah Abushwesha
Georgina Sherrington

Georgina Sherrington – Development Producer

Georgina Sherrington has worked in development at the BBC and in the indie sector for producers including Maxine Lapiduss (Friends, Roseanne) and BJ Rack (Black Hawk Down).
Henri Ward

Henri Ward – Researcher

Credits include: Horrible Histories

Henri works as a researcher for 'Horrible Histories' and more.
Henri Ward
Jack Attridge

Jack Attridge – Co-Founder | Flavourworks

Credits include: NeverDead, Sniper Elite V2

Building on a background in film and games, Jack co-founded Flavourworks with the goal of marrying the two mediums together in a way that had never previously been achieved.
Jack Attridge
Joey Tuccio

Joey Tuccio – Roadmap Writers | CEO

Roadmap Writers aims to bridge the gap between fresh, talented voices and the industry execs who can make things happen.
Joey Tuccio
John Rhodes

John Rhodes – Co-Founder of ScreenCraft

John is co-founder of ScreenCraft Media, a screenwriting talent discovery and development company.
John Rhodes
Jon Sen

Jon Sen – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Casualty, Holby City

Writer, Director Jon recently directed Casualty’s ground breaking 'One' – an entire episode in one shot.
Jon Sen
Karol Griffiths

Karol Griffiths – Script Editor & Supervisor

Credits include: How I Met Your Mother, Friends

Karol Griffiths is a successful script editor and development consultant with over twenty years of experience.
Karol Griffiths
Kira-Anne Pelican, PhD

Kira-Anne Pelican, PhD – Script Consultant and Researcher

Kira-Anne is an independent script consultant, a PhD researcher in Screenwriting, and visiting tutor at the Met Film School, London.
Kira-Anne Pelican, PhD
Leonardo Rizzi

Leonardo Rizzi – Writer, Script Editor & Educator

Leonardo is incredibly passionate about storytelling in all its forms.
Leonardo Rizzi
Loretta Preece

Loretta Preece – Producer, Story Producer & Script Editor

Loretta has been personally responsible for storylining over 2000 episodes of mainstream British television.
Loretta Preece
Manuel Puro

Manuel Puro – Casting Director

Credits include: Moon, The Machine, Scar Tissue

Manuel has worked with industry heavy hitters including Guillermo del Toro, Richard Attenborough and Nic Roeg, Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn.
Manuel Puro
Matthew Kalil

Matthew Kalil – Screenwriter, Director and Script Editor

Credits include: The Three Wells of Screenwriting

He has written and co-written over 40 produced TV shows and has been helping screenwriters with their craft and careers for over 20 years.
Matthew Kalil
May Gibson

May Gibson – Producer & Script Development Executive

Credits include: The Musketeers, Wolfblood

May has worked on the development and production of many television drama, comedy and children’s programmes for the UK and the US.
May Gibson
Nasreen Ahmed

Nasreen Ahmed – Script Editor

Credits include: Doctors, Coronation Street

Script Editor on 'Doctors' and recently also story edited a five week special on the subject of Homelessness.
Nasreen Ahmed
Nic Ransome

Nic Ransome – Script Editor & Screenwriter

Nic has written for Holby City and Freefonix and has developed TV for Silver Pictures Television, Starz, Artists Studio and Bentley Productions.
Nic Ransome
Paul Testar

Paul Testar – Script Editor

Credits include: Tripped, Endeavour

Paul is a script editor for leading drama company Mammoth Screen.
Paul Testar
Philip Hughes

Philip Hughes – Screenwriter & Educator

Credits include: Thunderpants, I Want Candy

Phil is Course Leader for BA(Hons) Screenwriting & Producing degree and MA Writing for Screen & Stage at Regent’s University, London.
Philip Hughes
Rossa McPhillips MBE

Rossa McPhillips MBE – Screenwriter

Credits include: An MBE (for services he can't tell you about)

Rossa left the army after receiving his MBE and is now pursuing a career as a screenwriting, specialising in military and spy projects.
Rossa McPhillips MBE
Ted Wilkes

Ted Wilkes – Screenwriter & Educator

Ted currently teaches Screenwriting and Digital Media at Regent's University.
Ted Wilkes
Victoria Morris

Victoria Morris – Development Assistant - Artists Studio

We’re always on the look-out from for interesting, provocative and character-led television drama.
Victoria Morris
Zak Abby

Zak Abby – Development Team Assistant | Bandit Television

Zak is also the assistant to the Emmy and BAFTA Award winning producer Phillippa Giles.
Zak Abby

I loved the warm atmosphere created by Chris and his team. They made me feel cared for and I felt like nothing was too much for them

Janet Van Eeden, Writer & Filmmaker

Janet Van Eeden, Writer & Filmmaker

Moderators

Bob Schultz

Bob Schultz – Writer and Producer

Credits include: Great American Pitchfest

Writer, Producer, Screenwriting Professor, and President and co-founder of ScriptFest & The Great American PitchFest for 14 years.
Bob Schultz
Guy Rowland

Guy Rowland – Screenwriter

Credits include: Sam Jackson's Secret Video Diary

Screenwriter, composer and sound designer with a passion for storytelling in all of those forms.
Guy Rowland
Anna Smith

Anna Smith – Film Critic & Broadcaster

A critic for Metro, The Guardian, Sight & Sound and Time Out, Anna is a regular on Radio 4 and also appears on BBC and Sky TV.
Anna Smith
Sarah Drew

Sarah Drew – Screenwriter

Screenwriter, musician and producer, Sarah brings her impeccable moderating skills back to the LSF this year.
Sarah Drew

A production company I pitched to were interested in my idea for an adapted screenplay. I negotiated an option for the film rights with the publisher, and am about to submit my draft

Louise Vale

Louise Vale