Meet the LondonSWF screenwriters who have taken action in their career and acted as producers or actors or directors on their own scripts. At the heart of everything we do at the festival is the philosophy of taking control of ones destiny and causing success to happen proactively.
In this session we will meet the screenwriters, discuss their journey, their successes and failures, and their strategies… all in such a way as to help you follow in their footsteps. We will also watch their short films too, helping to make the whole journey more real and tangible for us all.
We will discuss:
- Why it’s better to act now than wait for permission or recognition for others
- How to get your script and film funded
- How to attract cast and crew
- Pitfalls and problems and avoiding them
- Getting it to festivals and in front of agents
- Costs, schedules, resources, facts and figures
- The hidden benefits no-one ever tells you about making your film
Get produced by learning how these screenwriters did it, and perhaps more importantly, experience the sheer joy of watching your words become a reality onscreen without waiting forever for someone else to make it happen for you.
Appearing in this session
Credits include: Girl A, Dolls
Credits include: Home, Arthur & Merlin
Credits include: Love, Last Request
Credits include: Tear Me Apart
Credits include: Eastenders, Southcliffe, Seeing Him
Credits include: Swinging With The Finkels, Foster, Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box
Screenwriting Practical help
How do actors and a director approach your screenplay? What happens when your words are reinterpreted through other artists? Join us for a sensational live onstage performance and deconstruction of one LSF delegate’s script.
Great American Pitchfest Guru Bob Schultz will start every day with a short 30 minute PitchFest bootcamp to get you ready for your pitch!