Speakers

We are assembling the GREATEST  roster of screenwriting speakers for our 2024 programme!

The London Screenwriters’ Festival will host around 130 professional speakers from all areas of the film and television business. Many have also agreed to intimate online Script Chats after their respective sessions so that you can get facetime with them. Although speakers are being added continuously, the vast majority will be confirmed in the summer of 2024. Get updates by signing up below.

Speakers will trickle into the schedule in the run-up to the festival, so make sure to check back every so often so you can plan your festival!

 
 

The Script Surgery provided excellent advice and improved my screenplay story structure."

Gordon Slack, Screenwriter

Gordon Slack, Screenwriter

Headliners

Scott Myers

Scott Myers – Screenwriter, Producer, Educator

Credits include K-9 with Jim Belushi and Trojan War with Jennifer Love Hewitt

Scott is head honcho and scribe at Go Into The Story, official screenwriting blog for the Black List.
Scott Myers

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

People Who Get Stuff Made

John Yorke

John Yorke – MD | Angel Station

Credits include Wolf Hall, Shameless, Life On Mars, EastEnders

John is author of Into the Woods and a drama producer, consultant and lecturer on all forms of storytelling. He also executive produced Wolf Hall.
John Yorke
Samantha Horley

Samantha Horley – Writer, Script Consultant, Lecturer

Credits include Executive Producer on Grabbers, Miss You Already

Sam has 20 years' experience in international film sales, development, production and marketing.
Samantha Horley

The LSF was the perfect combination of the practical and the inspirational, with just plain amazing on top."

Colleen Burn, Screenwriter

Colleen Burn, Screenwriter

People Who Know Stuff

Lucy V Hay

Lucy V Hay – Script Editor | Bang2write

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

Lucy is legendary for her enthusiasm and the knowledge she shares with her Bang2Write community and is a core member of the LSF team.
Lucy V Hay
Chris Jones

Chris Jones – LSF Director & Founder, Filmmaker, Author

Credits include the Oscar®-shortlisted Gone Fishing; author of the Guerilla Handbooks

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

Bob Schultz – Writer, Producer, Professor, Instructor

Credits include Below Zero, Hitlersaurus!

Writer, producer, screenwriting professor and co-founder of ScriptFest.
Bob Schultz

Thank you for this unforgettable time and life-changing experience. It was magical!"

Valeriya Ordinartseva, Screenwriter

Valeriya Ordinartseva, Screenwriter