Here’s who appeared at LSF2012.
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
Credits include: Spitting Image, Alas Smith And Jones, Rory Bremner, Magic Roundabout
Has helped countless writers for over fifteen years.
I enjoyed every minute of it. 10/10 and will return.
Craig Warren, Screenwriter
What a fantastic event. I talked loads, pitched loads, and learned loads.
Sinéad Fagan, Screenwriter
Credits include: Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours
Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy is responsible for some of the most successful British features in recent history.
Credits include: Smack The Pony, Miranda
Credits include: Red Dawn, Cabin In The Woods
Credits include: Secrets & Lies, Naked and Another Year
Credits include: Mad Men, Murphy Brown, Hannah Montana
Lisa has won three Emmy awards, four Writers Guild awards and a Peabody for her work on Mad Men.
Credits include: The X Files, Hunted, Millennium
Credits include: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2
Director David Yates brought the Harry Potter film series to an epic conclusion, having directed the last four of the eight films in the franchise.
Credits include: The Coffee Break Screenwriter
Great speakers, great venue, smart, sensible and provocative programming – it should be an essential event in every screenwriter’s calendar
John Yorke, former Head Ch4 Drama/BBC Drama
Author of: The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made and Tales from Development Hell
David is a Screenwriter, Author and Film Critic.
Credits include: How To Be Dead
Credits include: Origin, Eastenders, Liquid Lunch
Credits include: Brother Grimm, Blood Eagle
Credits include: Borat, Bruno, The Dictator, Dirty Grandpa
Credits include: Coronation Street, Birds Of A Feather
Credits include: Skins, The Last Station, Butterfly Kick
Credits include: Waking The Dead, The Bill
Credits include: The News Quiz, Never MInd The Buzzcocks
Credits include: Citizen Khan, Bellamy's People
Writer, blogger and master gamer
Credits include: Land Girls, Rastamouse, Smack the Pony
Credits include: Doctor Who Comic
Credits include: The Cafe, The Royle Family, Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps
Actor Ralf Little is now embarking on the second series of acclaimed comedy The Cafe for Sky1 which he both writes and stars in.
Credits include: Gnomeo & Juliet, Mike Bassett and Mariah Mundi And The Midas Box
Credits include: On Edge, Red Lines, Panic Button
Frazer is the award-winning writer/director of short horror films On Edge and Red Lines, both starring 'Pinhead' from Hellraiser.
Credits include: Man Up, Charlie Ferrari, My Family
Tess' 2011 Brit List maker Man Up has been fast tracked by Big Talk for a February 2013 shoot.
Credits include: Adulthood, Kidulthood, Dr Who
Winner of the 2009 Orange Rising Star BAFTA, Noel is a multi-award-winning Actor, Director and Screenwriter.
Credits include: Garrow's Law, Great Expectations (BBC)
Tony Marchant won The 1999 Dennis Potter Award at BAFTA for his writing services to television.
Credits include: Line Of Duty, Cardiac Arrest
Credits include: Shameless, Hollyoaks
Tracy has written on many TV shows including Crossroads, Family Affairs, Tracy Beaker, Heartbeat, Hollyoaks, Doctors and Shameless.
Credits include: Becoming Jane, Eastenders, Medics
Credits include: Ashes To Ashes, Life On Mars
Credits include: Midsomer Murders, Genghis Khan, Accused
Isabelle is a veteran screenwriter and new novelist who concentrates on crime and psychological suspense.
Credits include: Waking The Dead, Silent Witness
Actor turned Writer and Director Tony McHale has written hundreds of hours of iconic british crime television.
Credits include: Mum & Dad, Dead Mine
Steven's first feature Mum & Dad was the first project to come out of Film London’s Microwave scheme and was the first feature to be released simultaneously to cinemas, DVD, PPV and VOD.
Credits include: Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes (Audio Drama)
Credits include: Malum TV, Jimmy Will Play
Credits include: Going Postal, Primeval, Sinbad
Credits include: Holby City, Eastenders, Casualty
Accomplished playwright and TV writer Justin is now Head Writer and Consultant Series Producer on Holby City.
Credits include: The Movies, Fable: The Journey, Milo & Kate
Video game writer Martin is one of the most active and versatile scriptwriters and narrative designers within the industry.
Credits include: Raptured, The Last Thakur
Credits include: The Legend of Dick and Dom
Credits include: Dennis & Gnasher, Numtums
Credits include: Red Dwarf, Highway To Hell
Credits include: Project Milo
Credits include: The Earthquake Girl
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
People who get stuff made
Credits include: Eastenders, Holby City
Credits include: Kes, Beautiful Thing, This Life
Tony has had a prestigious and varied career as an actor, script editor, screenwriter, director and producer.
Credits include: St. Trinians, Millions, Dorian Gray
Head Of Development at Ealing Studios
Credits include: Below Zero, Check It Out
Credits Include: Bullet To The Head
Credits include: Waking The Dead, Medics
Credits include: Father Ted, Brass Eye, Miranda
After a term as Commissioning Editor for Comedy Central, Pete rejoined the BBC as Creative Head for Comedy in April 2012.
Credits include: Bigfoot, Dragonquest
Credits include: The Last King Of Scotland, The Hole
Lisa has produced hundreds of music videos and commercials as well as Oscar and BAFTA winning features.
Credits include: Deviation, Hard Boiled Sweets
Agent and great supporter of emerging talent.
Credits include: The Archers, Bloomsday
Credits include: X-Men: First Class, Valkyrie
Credits include: Prime Suspect, Cracker, Queer As Folk
Credits include: Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive
Former Head of Media Department at AP Watt, Christine will shortly be joining the ranks at the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency.
Credits include: Baseline, Sign Language
Credits Include: The First Film, How To Change The World
You really have managed to pull off the impossible – a festival that is so much fun to attend for delegates and speakers alike
Sascha Hecks, Producer
Credits include: Gone Fishing, Urban Ghost Story
Credits include: Address Is Approximate
Credits include: Casualty, The Bill, Eastenders
John has directed several award winning short films and many episodes of Television drama including Casualty, Eastenders and The Bill.
Credits include: Shifty, Welcome To The Punch
Credits include: Confetti, Nativity 1, 2 & 3
A life changing experience
Francisco Mata, Screenwriter
People who know stuff
Credits include: The Creative Screenwriter
Zara has taught at Sussex University, Brunel University and was for many years Senior Lecturer at Thames Valley University, where she also developed the 'Creative Screenwriting' MA.
Credits include: Saturday Night Live
Zack has served as a script consultant and – as a writer himself – has a deep working knowledge of the technical and practical uses of Final Draft.
Tracy's Saucy Horse specialises in social media management for businesses who want to know how to make Social Media work for them.
A direction consultant, Simon Phillips is equipped with all the tools to advise feature filmmakers and writers.
Credits include: StarLit, Eufloria Adventures
Rudolf’s work has been nominated for various industry awards including a BAFTA and the renowned Independent Game Festival’s Grand Prize.
Credits include: Trial & Retribution, The Bill, Casualty
TV, radio and stage writer Philip also runs the screenwriting site 'Screenwriting Goldmine'.
Peter is a well-known industry figure who was previously Head of Distribution & Exhibition at the UKFC and subsequently the BFI.
Screenwriter and Script Doctor Mary Kate has written five features, all of which have been funded by The Irish Film Board.
Bionic blogger, script editor and the voice of new writers!
Author of: The 21st-Century Screenplay
Credits include: Family Ties, Benson, The Love Boat
Jurgen has written over 100 episodes of TV including classics such as Family Ties, Benson and The Love Boat.
Credits include: Doctor Who Comic
Editor of Blue Pencil Laws Of Creativity Magazine
Credits include: Nativity! 2, Confetti, Trollied
Credits include: Hollyoaks, Casualty, Blue Murder
Credits include: Staying Sane: How To Make Your Mind Work For You
Credits include: Wilde, Warriors, Land Girls
One of the UK’s most successful female music ambassadors, Debbie is in demand not only as a composer, but also as a conductor and presenter.
Credits include: Zombies, Run! , Clockwork Watch
Credits include: Beyond Structure (Workshop)
David's workshop is one of the most popular screenwriting and script development classes in LA, London and around the world. (via Skype)
Credits include: Skellig, I Can't Think Straight
The Creative Screenwriter, Movies That Move Us
Author: The Insiders Guide to Writing for TV
Script editor and producer Christopher is also programme leader for De Montfort’s MA in TV Scriptwriting.
Credits include: The Seven Basic Plots: why we tell stories
Christopher is the best selling author of The Seven Basic Plots: why we tell stories.
Credits include: Oscars shortlisted Gone Fishing, the Guerilla Handbooks and a bunch of feature films
Credits include: Death Of A President, Junkhearts
Founder: Kitson Press Associates
I have come away inspired, energized, and equipped with a whole load of new tools both for writing and for pulling off the tricky business of selling my skills as a writer.
Adam Preston, Screenwriter
Credits include: Garrow's Law, Iron Monk, Tales of Peter Rabbit
Credits include: Great American Pitchfest
Credits include: Time Out, Radio 5, Radio 4, Radio 3
Credits include: The Film Programme
Credits include: Direct Edition
Credits include: Sam Jackson's Secret Video Diary
Screenwriter and composer with a passion for storytelling for young audiences.
Credits include: Starsuckers, Taking Liberties
Some absolute stand out sessions for me and not one duff one - now that is a hell of an achievement