Speakers archive: LSF2011
The London Screenwriters’ Festival 2011 featured over 100 top industry speakers. Find out all about them here.
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Gordy Hoffman, CEO Bluecat
Credits include: Spitting Image, Alas Smith And Jones, Rory Bremner, Magic Roundabout
Paul has written for and directed the biggest names in comedy. He's also creative director of The London Comedy Writers' Festival
Has helped countless writers for over fifteen years.
Writer-director, Charles Harris has won international awards for his films for TV and cinema.
It's an amazing feeling being somewhere and thinking, 'Oh I get it - this is my place, and this is my thing'
Mandy Jayne Constance, Screenwriter
Credits include: The Fall, The White Queen
Controller of Drama Commissioning at the BBC and responsible for the re-emergence of drama on BBC Two.
We loved 'On Film-making', his collection of works by Alexander Mackendrick, so much we flew him in specially from New York
BAFTA-winning producer of some of the biggest Brit flicks of all time, including 'Four Weddings...' and 'Love Actually'
Story consultant to the biggest names in Hollywood, Chris Vogler has himself become a legend among screenwriters
The small-group sessions with accomplished screenwriting experts not only taught me loads, but made me feel like a worthy and welcome addition to the industry
Credits include: Origin, Eastenders, Liquid Lunch
Screenwriter, script editor and filmmaker. His latest feature is the live-action family film Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?
Credits include: Brother Grimm, Blood Eagle
These days Daniel works with some of Germany’s best networks, producers, directors and actors creating top-rated TV movies.
Credits include: Coronation Street, Birds Of A Feather
Damon is a TV creator, producer and writer with a wealth of experience and credits to his name.
Credits include: Skins, The Last Station, Butterfly Kick
Young gun Chris has his first feature screenplay due to start shooting later this year.
This up-and-coming writer is Hollywood-bound. He also came to the festival last year and ended up writing a $20m movie!
Credits include: Kajaki, Chalet Girl
Tom's most recent feature the critically acclaimed Kajaki was selected for TIFF and received a BAFTA nomination for 'Outstanding Debut' for it's Director and Producer.
Credits include: Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes
Ashley is a veteran TV writer who has created and written several long-running series for the BBC and ITV.
Accomplished comic and games writer with a raft of top titles to his name
Writer of some of the most successful games in recent years
Andrew S. Walsh has worked on close to 50 videogames, and written for radio, television, animation, film, theatre and radio
Sci-fi author, with novels, radio drama and BBC shows under his belt. And a history in helping writers too!
Youngest-ever writer on 'Hollyoaks' and core team writer for 'Skins'
With over 25 produced scripts, Greg has worked with the biggest names and is a veteran of the international writing marketplace
Credits Include: Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon
Author of 'Writing for Video Games' and an award-winning games script writer.
James wrote on the first five series of BBC1's hit comedy 'My Family' and three series of 'After You've Gone'
Adrian is the creator of 'Primeval', and has written several Brit films, including Ken Branagh's feature, 'My Week With Marilyn'
Stuart's credits include Exam, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Knowing and most recently Gods and Kings for Warner Bros.
With 'A Lonely Place to Die' set to go large in autumn, Will and his brother Julian are the ones to watch this year
This ex-popcorn seller has moved from one side of the screen to the other with a produced feature, courtesy of Hollywood!
Emma's has written for TV, film and theatre. Current commissions include adapting Daniel Defoe's novel, 'Roxana', for the BBC
Writer, blogger and master gamer
Tim Clague is a BAFTA nominated scriptwriter. His latest feature is the live-action family film Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?
TV comedy and drama writer with experience on both sides of the pond
This Sci-fi guy is a scriptwriter, novelist and former journalist
Robert is the creator and lead writer of the 8 x 60' BBC 1 television series 'Death in Paradise', his first broadcast credit.
Matt's first film, 'Control', won the BIFA for best film. His second, 'Nowhere Boy', is one the few to repay its UKFC investment
Credits include: Girl With A Pearl Earring
Screenwriter of 'Girl With The Pearl Earring' and 'Wuthering Heights'.
Writer of '28 Weeks Later', 'The American' and 'Brighton Rock', as well as a mountain of TV screenplays under his belt
Film and TV actor with his eye also on screenwriting and producing, Rhys knows what life can be like on both sides of the camera
Screenwriter for Ealing Studios, including 'Burke and Hare' and 'St Trinians'
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.
Writer of Canadian horror hit 'White Noise', followed up with Brit comedy 'Keeping Mum', with Rowan Atkinson and Maggie Smith
Credits include: Doctor Who Comic
Tony Lee is a #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of comics, novels and audio dramas.
Creator and writer of 'Glee'
I recommend LSF, not just to writers but to all story tellers – the actors, directors and producers because something quite magical happens when we mix.
Marcus Markou, Writer/ Director
People who get stuff made
Stuart Wilkins is Commercial Director for Blue Pencil Media Limited and will be running the legal clinic at the festival
Steven is Head of Development at Loves Me Not Films & Scripts.
Credits include: St. Trinians, Millions, Dorian Gray
Head Of Development at Ealing Studios
Editor with some of the biggest drama and genre TV shows under his belt, including 'Dr Who', 'The Royle Family' and 'Merlin'
Sarah is looking for thriller and comedy features (low budget)
Robert is the man that gets cutting edge drama made at Channel 4
Ecosse Films Producer Robert Bernstein's credits include the multi award winning 'Mrs Brown', 'Charlotte Gray' and 'Nowhere Boy'
Credits include: Waking The Dead, Medics
Writer, producer and script consultant Philip also runs the Channel Four Screenwriting course.
Paul Ashton is a Senior Film Executive at Creative England, leading the talent team in Sheffield where they develop emerging directors, writers and producers.
Luci routinely works with emerging talent, attaching the biggest named actors to exciting projects
Lucas Webb is the Director of Production and Acquisitions for Ingenious Media and Fox Searchlight
Producer Kathleen Hutchison has a staggering track record. Credits include, 'Eastenders', 'Holby City' and 'Playing The Field'
Agent and great supporter of emerging talent.
Julian has years of experience as a literary agent and was the founder of ScriptWriter magazine.
Executive producer for series at Company Pictures working on, amongst other things, 'Skins' and 'Wild At Heart
Jo has worked for all the major broadcasters and has become an expert in both focussing and inspiring new talent
If you have a story that suits the graphic novel format, Harry is the man to meet
Evan runs script consultancy Industrial Scripts, and is producing his first film with Bedlam Prods.
Working at the cutting edges of screenwriting, Ester has written and script edited a diverse portfolio of work
The BAFTA winner and Director of Entertainment & Comedy for ITV has commissioned shows from X-Factor to The Apprentice
This hot young actor and producer slays dragons in his spare time
Ed was Head of Film Development for Kudos Film and TV, responsible for the development of all Kudos film projects
The General Secretary of The Writers' Guild, Bernie Corbett is one of the Guardians of our profession
Having worked in Hollywood, South Africa and London, this script consultant knows what's Paramount in making movies work!
Producer of the wildly successful comedy series 'The Office', 'Bo Selecta!' and 'The IT Crowd'. Also the founder of Roughcut TV
A pioneer of music downloads, this guy now runs MoFilm.com, the biggest film competition site in the world!
Credits include: Baseline, Sign Language
Stephen Follows is an award-winning writer and 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.
I have taught at many events, but none as gorgeous as the LSF - the enthusiasm and smarts of the delegates was humbling
Julie Gray, Story consultant & writing mentor
Vadim Jean is a multi award winning features director specialising in live action/cgi and performance.
Sam Taylor-Wood makes highly charged photographs and films that examine our shared social and psychological conditions
This award-winning director has worked with Britain's finest actors and helped get some of UK's best TV to our screens
With a string of indie success stories behind him, Paul has his pulse on film making in the UK
With a history of writing and directing low budget British hit films, we should all listen to what Julian has to say!
Screenwriter and Director of the Cornetto Trilogy and legend!
It was extraordinary, beyond my expectations… What a wonderful celebration of this art form which we’re all so passionate about
Emily Lassalle, Screenwriter
People who know stuff
A direction consultant, Simon Phillips is equipped with all the tools to advise feature filmmakers and writers.
Script development is written in the stars for producer and writer Richard Tierney
Phoebe has over 15 years experience at the coalface of professional copywriting
Former editor of industry newspaper 'Screen International', this analyst and consultant specialises in film, music and new media
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.
An expert in human negotiation and behaviour, Linda will open your eyes to the blind spots in the way you negotiate everything
Author of: The 21st-Century Screenplay
Linda Aronson returns to dazzle LSF delegates with her game changing explanations of how to construct non-linear and multiple storyline films.
Credits include: Doctor Who Comic
Tony Lee is a #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of comics, novels and audio dramas.
Editor of Blue Pencil Laws Of Creativity Magazine
Julian Wilkins is Editorial Director for Blue Pencil Media Limited and will be running the legal clinic at the festival
No one knows more about working a room than Janice Day!
Screenwriter and developer of Firstlook, new software tool for writers launching at the festival
Ellin teaches screenwriting in the MA Scriptwriting program at Goldsmiths and has analyzed scripts for numerous production companies in the US and UK.
The Creative Screenwriter, Movies That Move Us
Craig has a PhD in screenwriting, is a senior lecturer, screenwriter, script consultant and author.
Has his roots in distribution, a long career in script and film fund management and a passion for helping writers and film maker
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.
Writer for top magazines and box office analyst for the Guardian, Charles has his finger on the pulse of the UK box office
Credits include: Death Of A President, Junkhearts
With years of script development under her belt, Angeli can help you identify where your script needs most work.
Why not pre visualise your script before it gets made? Meet our Moviestorm gurus who will show you how it's done
The result for me was 5 script requests, 4 treatment requests and a "call me". These opportunities are all down to the LSF
Dee Chilton, Screenwriter
Credits include: The Film Programme
Veteran LSF Karen brings her years in the media business to ensure insightful and entertaining sessions.
This presenter and journalist is all about the UK film industry and what's hot and what's not
Credits include: Direct Edition
One-time record promoter, music video director, writer, this comic book fan presents the comic book show 'Direct Edition'
Credits include: Sam Jackson's Secret Video Diary
Screenwriter and composer with a passion for storytelling for young audiences.
The LSF team and volunteers go to a huge effort to make the festival a completely mind-blowing experience
Charlotte Essex, screenwriter