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Euroscript ‘Script Surgery’ applications now open for delegates

If you would like a one hour consult about your script, project or career at LondonSWF, you can now apply via the submissions, booking and information page on the site. This is only open to delegates. You can read more … MORE

How ‘Gifted’ Screenwriter Tom Flynn Switched Genres and Got Disney Interested

It’s the film that’s keeping tissue companies everywhere in business… Gifted is the story of a young prodigy and her uncle’s fight to keep custody and give her a real childhood. The film stars Captain America himself, Chris Evans, and … MORE

Why you should expose your writing to a live reading by Vera Mark

So you are working on a screenplay, a short story or a novel. Perhaps you’ve finished a draft, or a rewrite, you’ve gathered feedback, you feel it’s pretty much good to go. What else can you do? Read it out … MORE

Perfect Your Pitch: One day Masterclass August 5th / £48.50

Consider… When you meet that all important person and you have a few minutes with them, will you nail that pitch with confidence? Will you project effortless grace and share a well crafted idea, then get a read request or … MORE

One Important Lesson for Success from ’71 Screenwriter Gregory Burke…

Write… Write what you can and MAKE THEM REMEMBER YOU! Working as a playwright was never Gregory Burke’s goal, and yet he found himself writing several successful plays (and becoming one of the country’s most renowned playwrights), without ever actually … MORE

Scene Description Spotlight: “Unforgiven”

By Scott Myers I remember reading the script to Unforgiven (1992) and being struck by two things: It was a clean read and it was a compelling read. This scene, which takes place in Act Three, is a great example … MORE

Why we should all be learning from Legendary Screenwriter Paul Abbott…

Paul has been responsible for some of the greatest British television produced over the last few decades… …he is the creator/writer of Shameless, State of Play and most recently No Offence. Paul was also a writer for the hit and … MORE

The Coen Brothers, Storytelling, and Fate…by Scott Myers

By Scott Myers One motif we see in Coen brothers movies is fate. Characters may dream. Characters may scheme. But their actions often have unintended consequences. Plus other characters may enter the narrative who significantly alter the flow of the … MORE

Actor/Producer and Powerhouse Justin Baldoni challenges the status quo to develop first all-male talk show!

Wait, what? All male? Seriously? Picture it now…The panel, the topics and debates, the cheering audience. The colours may vary, the studio, the desk and the audience size. All of these things are changeable to make shows more distinctive. However, … MORE

Trailblazer Colette Kane is coming to the London Screenwriter’s Festival!

We are incredibly excited to announce that the inspirational Colette Kane will be a speaker at the London Screenwriter’s Festival 2017! Colette Kane is a world-class actress, screenwriter and playwright, whose most recent work includes the BBC’s acclaimed series Broken, which stars … MORE