Speakers archive: LSF2012

Here’s who appeared at LSF2012.

It's so good to be creatively fed, be inspired and connect with other creatives. Thank you for the excellent experience.

Andrya, Screenwriter

Andrya, Screenwriter

Script Surgery

Paul Bassett Davies

Paul Bassett Davies – Writer

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
Paul Bassett Davies
Charles Harris

Charles Harris – Filmmaker, Writer and Educator

Has helped countless writers for over fifteen years.

Writer-director, Charles Harris has won international awards for his films for TV and cinema.
Charles Harris

What an emotional end to a fucking rockstar weekend!

Lee Burgess, Screenwriter

Lee Burgess, Screenwriter

PitchFest

Stewart Le Marechal

Stewart Le Marechal – Producer - MetFilm

Stewart is open to hearing most ideas although less keen on straight horror.
Neil Thompson

Neil Thompson – Producer - Formosa Films

Looking for: Fresh, compelling, contemporary thrillers and high concept comedies.
Gary Wild

Gary Wild – Agent - JFL Agency

We specialise in TV drama/comedy but have a growing interest in film. We value writers who demonstrate an awareness of the genres and markets for which they’re writing. General preference for scripts that have something to say about contemporary Britiain
Daniel O

Daniel O'Toole – Producer | ReelArt Media Limited

Indie producer with strong Hollywood studio ties, looking for large scale or high concept commercial projects.
Barry Ryan

Barry Ryan – MD/Creative Director | Free @ Last TV

Barry is looking for ideas that surprise, inspire and add new ideas to any genre.

LSF makes you step out of your comfort zone and experience the fear that will make you free

Richard Paul Wheildon, Screenwriter

Richard Paul Wheildon, Screenwriter

Headliners

Simon Beaufoy

Simon Beaufoy – Screenwriter

Credits include: Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours

Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy is responsible for some of the most successful British features in recent history.

Simon Beaufoy
Sally Phillips

Sally Phillips – Actress and Screenwriter

Credits include: Smack The Pony, Miranda

Sally co-created, wrote and starred in cult comedy classic Smack The Pony and is currently filming the new series of Miranda.
Sally Phillips
Luke Ryan

Luke Ryan – Executive Vice President | Disruption Entertainment

Credits include: Red Dawn, Cabin In The Woods

Luke Ryan is Executive Vice President of Disruption Entertainment, which has a first-look deal at Paramount Pictures.
Luke Ryan
Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh – Filmmaker

Credits include: Secrets & Lies, Naked and Another Year

Iconic British filmmaker with a unique approach to the screenplay.
Mike Leigh
Lisa Albert

Lisa Albert – Writer and Producer

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

Lisa Albert
Frank Spotnitz

Frank Spotnitz – Screenwriter and Producer

Credits include: The X Files, Hunted, Millennium

Frank Spotnitz is an award-winning writer and producer best known for his work on The X-Files.
Frank Spotnitz
David Yates

David Yates – Director

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.

David Yates
Pilar Alessandra

Pilar Alessandra – Script Consultant and Educator

Credits include: The Coffee Break Screenwriter

Pilar's students and clients have written for Lost, Prison Break, Nip Tuck, House of Lies, CSI and Family Guy.
Pilar Alessandra

I came from Paris and loved it, especially the PitchFest - I got 3 script requests and all the others asked for a one pager or gave me cards!

Eurydice Da Silva, Screenwriter

Eurydice Da Silva, Screenwriter

Screenwriters

David Hughes

David Hughes – Screenwriter, Author and Film Critic

Author of: The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made and Tales from Development Hell

David is a Screenwriter, Author and Film Critic.

David Hughes
Dave Turner

Dave Turner – Screenwriter

Credits include: How To Be Dead

Dave is a real life LSF success story having had a project optioned and snared himself an agent at last years festival.
Dave Turner
Danny Stack

Danny Stack – Screenwriter

Credits include: Origin, Eastenders, Liquid Lunch

Screenwriter, script editor and filmmaker. His latest feature is the live-action family film Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?
Danny Stack
Daniel Martin Eckhart

Daniel Martin Eckhart – Scriptwriter

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.
Daniel Martin Eckhart
Dan Mazer

Dan Mazer – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Borat, Bruno, The Dictator, Dirty Grandpa

In 2007, Dan was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing Borat.
Dan Mazer
Damon Rochefort

Damon Rochefort – Screenwriter

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.
Damon Rochefort
Chris Hill

Chris Hill – Screenwriter

Credits include: Skins, The Last Station, Butterfly Kick

Young gun Chris has his first feature screenplay due to start shooting later this year.
Chris Hill
Barbara Machin

Barbara Machin – Screenwriter

Credits include: Waking The Dead, The Bill

Barbara Machin is the BAFTA and EMMY award winning screenwriter who created BBC1’s worldwide selling hit series Waking The Dead.
Barbara Machin
Doug Naylor

Doug Naylor – Writer, producer and director

Doug is best known for co-creating and writing the comedy series ‘Red Dwarf’ which has gone on to achieve cult status... now rebooted!
Doug Naylor
Andrea Mann

Andrea Mann – Comedy Writer

Credits include: The News Quiz, Never MInd The Buzzcocks

Andrea Mann is Comedy Editor of The Huffington Post UK.
Andrea Mann
Adil Ray

Adil Ray – Screenwriter and Performer

Credits include: Citizen Khan, Bellamy's People

2012 is set to be a very exciting year for Adil as his character Mr Khan appears in his own BBC1 comedy show Citizen Khan.
Adil Ray
Tim Clague

Tim Clague – Screenwriter and games expert

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?
Tim Clague
Roland Moore

Roland Moore – Screenwriter

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.
Roland Moore
Tony Lee

Tony Lee – Screenwriter & Comic Writer

Credits include: Doctor Who Comic

Tony Lee is a #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of comics, novels and audio dramas.
Tony Lee
Ralf Little

Ralf Little – Actor and Writer

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.

Ralf Little
Rob Sprackling

Rob Sprackling – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Gnomeo & Juliet, Mike Bassett and Mariah Mundi And The Midas Box

Rob has written for the biggest names in film including 'Gnomeo and Juliet' which grossed $200m for Disney!
Rob Sprackling
Frazer Lee

Frazer Lee – Screenwriter and Director

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.

Frazer Lee
Tess Morris

Tess Morris – Screenwriter

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. 

Tess Morris
Noel Clarke

Noel Clarke – Actor, Director and Screenwriter

Credits include: Adulthood, Kidulthood, Dr Who

Winner of the 2009 Orange Rising Star BAFTA, Noel is a multi-award-winning Actor, Director and Screenwriter.

Noel Clarke
Tony Marchant

Tony Marchant – 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.

Tony Marchant
Jed Mercurio

Jed Mercurio – Screenwriter

Credits include: Line Of Duty, Cardiac Arrest

Jed's most recent credit, 'Line of Duty', is the most watched BBC2 drama series in the multichannel era.
Jed Mercurio
Tracy Brabin

Tracy Brabin – Actress and Screenwriter

Credits include: Shameless, Hollyoaks

Tracy has written on many TV shows including Crossroads, Family Affairs, Tracy Beaker, Heartbeat, Hollyoaks, Doctors and Shameless.

Tracy Brabin
Kevin Hood

Kevin Hood – Screenwriter

Credits include: Becoming Jane, Eastenders, Medics

Stage, Screen and TV writer Kevin wrote Becoming Jane and has hundreds of hours of British TV under his belt.
Kevin Hood
Matthew Graham

Matthew Graham – Screenwriter

Credits include: Ashes To Ashes, Life On Mars

Matthew's career has gone from Byker Grove to a live action TV version of Star Wars (yes, Star Wars!)
Matthew Graham
Isabelle Grey

Isabelle Grey – Writer

Credits include: Midsomer Murders, Genghis Khan, Accused

Isabelle is a veteran screenwriter and new novelist who concentrates on crime and psychological suspense.

 

Isabelle Grey
Tony McHale

Tony McHale – Screenwriter and Director

Credits include: Waking The Dead, Silent Witness

Actor turned Writer and Director Tony McHale has written hundreds of hours of iconic british crime television.

Tony McHale
Steven Sheil

Steven Sheil – Screenwriter and Director

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.

Steven Sheil
Richard Dinnick

Richard Dinnick – Writer

Credits include: Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes (Audio Drama)

Richard writes audio drama scripts for franchises such as Doctor Who, Stargate and Sherlock Holmes.
Richard Dinnick
Mawaan Rizwan

Mawaan Rizwan – Screenwriter

Credits include: Malum TV, Jimmy Will Play

Mawaan writes, produces & performs in his own comedy show on YouTube, which has drawn in over 14 million views.
Mawaan Rizwan
Kurti & Doyle

Kurti & Doyle – Screenwriters

Credits include: Going Postal, Primeval, Sinbad

Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle broke into the business by writing and selling a spec script, Newton's Law, which led to 14 further movie commissions.
Kurti & Doyle
Justin Young

Justin Young – Screenwriter & Producer

Credits include: Holby City, Eastenders, Casualty

Accomplished playwright and TV writer Justin is now Head Writer and Consultant Series Producer on Holby City.

Justin Young
Martin Korda

Martin Korda – Video Game Scriptwriter

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.

Martin Korda
Heather Taylor

Heather Taylor – Screenwriter and Director

Credits include: Raptured, The Last Thakur

Writer, director Heather's sci-fi web series Raptured has had nearly a half a million views. Season 2 launches in 2013.
Heather Taylor
Tony Cooke

Tony Cooke – Screenwriter

Credits include: The Legend of Dick and Dom

Tony was a lead writer and co-wrote 17 episodes of the BAFTA nominated CBBC sitcom The Legend of Dick and Dom.
Tony Cooke
Tim Bain

Tim Bain – Screenwriter

Credits include: Dennis & Gnasher, Numtums

Tim writes TV comedy and animation for both adults and kids.
Tim Bain
Robert Llewellyn

Robert Llewellyn – Screenwriter and Actor

Credits include: Red Dwarf, Highway To Hell

Screenwriter, Comedian, Actor and TV Presenter Robert is possibly best known as the worlds most famous hologram 'Kryten'.
Robert Llewellyn
Lin Coghlan

Lin Coghlan – Screen and Games Writer

Credits include: Project Milo

In addition to her Screenwriting, Lin was lead writer on Lionhead Studios/Microsoft’s Project Milo for XBOX360
Lin Coghlan
Katie Hims

Katie Hims – Writer

Credits include: The Earthquake Girl

Katie’s first radio play The Earthquake Girl won the Richard Imison Award.
Katie Hims

Thank you for such an AWESOME festival, it was truly incredible and has really reignited that drive and desire to make it in the film industry.

David Jacobson, LSF Superhero Volunteer

David Jacobson, LSF Superhero Volunteer

People who get stuff made

Tony Garnett

Tony Garnett – Producer

Credits include: Kes, Beautiful Thing, This Life

Tony has had a prestigious and varied career as an actor, script editor, screenwriter, director and producer.
Tony Garnett
Sophie Meyer

Sophie Meyer – Head of Development, Ealing Studios

Credits include: St. Trinians, Millions, Dorian Gray

Head Of Development at Ealing Studios

Sophie Meyer
Signe Olynyk

Signe Olynyk – Producer and Writer

Credits include: Below Zero, Check It Out

Writer and Producer Signe is also Creater and Founder of the Great American PitchFest and the Great Canadian PitchFest.
Signe Olynyk
Sarah Olley

Sarah Olley – Head of Development | Formosa Films

Sarah is looking for thriller and comedy features (low budget)
Sarah Olley
Rob Kraitt

Rob Kraitt – Agent

Agent Rob started his career as a script editor and consultant for many top UK film production companies.
Rob Kraitt
Richard Cardona

Richard Cardona – Creative Executive | After Dark Films

Credits Include: Bullet To The Head

After Dark has a first look deal with Lionsgate and is the largest horror distribution and production company in the US.
Richard Cardona
Philip Shelley

Philip Shelley – Channel Four Screenwriting Course and Script editor

Credits include: Waking The Dead, Medics

Writer, producer and script consultant Philip also runs the Channel Four Screenwriting course.
Philip Shelley
Pete Thornton

Pete Thornton – Creative Head, Comedy | BBC

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.

Pete Thornton
Paul Ashton

Paul Ashton – Senior Film Exec | Creative England

Paul Ashton is a Senior Film Executive at Creative England, leading the talent team in Sheffield where they develop emerging directors, writers and producers.
Paul Ashton
Micho Rutare

Micho Rutare – Director Of Development | The Asylum

Credits include: Bigfoot, Dragonquest

As Director of Development at The Asylum, Micho has overseen the development of more than 30 films, with 25 more in the pipeline.
Micho Rutare
Lisa Bryer

Lisa Bryer – Producer

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. 

Lisa Bryer
Lara Greenway

Lara Greenway – Director and Producer

Credits include: Deviation, Hard Boiled Sweets

Lara's varied career includes acting, presenting, writing, producing and directing (though not usually all 5 at the same time!).  
Lara Greenway
Julian Friedmann

Julian Friedmann – Film, TV and literary agent

Agent and great supporter of emerging talent.

Julian has years of experience as a literary agent and was the founder of ScriptWriter magazine.
Julian Friedmann
Jeremy Howe

Jeremy Howe – Drama Commissioning Editor | Radio 4

Credits include: The Archers, Bloomsday

Jeremy is responsible for commissioning over 300 titles a year for Radio 4.
Jeremy Howe
Jason Taylor

Jason Taylor – President of Production | Bad Hat Harry Productions

Credits include: X-Men: First Class, Valkyrie

Jason's impressive credits include X-Men: First Class, Jack The Giant Killer, Valkyrie and the TV series Dirty Sexy Money.  
Jason Taylor
Gub Neal

Gub Neal – Producer

Credits include: Prime Suspect, Cracker, Queer As Folk

Gub is an award-winning producer who has headed up the Drama departments at both Channel 4 and Granada.
Gub Neal
Evan Leighton-Davis

Evan Leighton-Davis – Industrial Scripts & Takedown Pictures

Evan runs script consultancy Industrial Scripts, and is producing his first film with Bedlam Prods.
Evan Leighton-Davis
David Tyler

David Tyler – Producer and Director

Credits include: Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive

David has produced, directed and exec'd many of the most successful radio and TV comedies of the last 20 years.
Christine Glover

Christine Glover – Agent

Former Head of Media Department at AP Watt, Christine will shortly be joining the ranks at the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency.

Christine Glover
Chris Sussman

Chris Sussman – Commissioning Editor | BBC Comedy

Currently seeking: We’re looking for funny and original 30’ scripted comedy ideas that can play on BBC1, BBC2, BBC3 or BBC4. We don’t commission films, comedy dramas or comedy entertainment formats.
Chris Sussman
Caroline Raphael

Caroline Raphael – Commissioning Editor | Radio 4

Caroline Raphael is Commissioning Editor for Comedy & Entertainment for BBC Radio 4
Caroline Raphael
David Nicholas Wilkinson

David Nicholas Wilkinson – 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.
David Nicholas Wilkinson

  LSF was a celebration of screenwriting and of our screenwriting tribe.

Gordon Slack, Screenwriter

Gordon Slack, Screenwriter

Directors

Catherine Arton

Catherine Arton – Director

Credits include: Gone Fishing, Urban Ghost Story

Catherine has written and directed commercials, drama and recently directed the film ‘Be Heard’ which is due to have its premiere at BAFTA in November.
Catherine Arton
The Theory

The Theory – Writer and Directors

Credits include: Address Is Approximate

The Theory - aka Simon Sharp and Tom Jenkins - recently signed signed a deal with Sony Pictures to write and direct their new movie Giants.
The Theory
Jonathan Newman

Jonathan Newman – Writer & Director

Credits include: Swinging With The Finkels, Foster, Maria Mundi and the Midas Box

Jonathan most recently directed the $25m movie Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box.
Jonathan Newman
John Dower

John Dower – Director

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. 

John Dower
Eran Creevy

Eran Creevy – Director and Screenwriter

Credits include: Shifty, Welcome To The Punch

Eran wrote and directed the BAFTA nominated Shifty; his latest feature Welcome To The Punch was Executive Produced by Ridley Scott.
Eran Creevy
Debbie Isitt

Debbie Isitt – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Confetti, Nativity 1, 2 & 3

Debbie's unique improvisational methods have attracted the cream of UK comedy to her projects including Martin Freeman, Alan Carr, Jessica Hynes, Stephen Mangan and David Tennant.
Debbie Isitt

Loved every minute! Made some great new friends and loads of contacts. Just bought my ticket for next year! :)

Joanna Gordon, Screenwirter

Joanna Gordon, Screenwirter

People who know stuff

Zara Waldeback

Zara Waldeback – Screenwriting lecturer

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.

 

Zara Waldeback
Zack Gutin

Zack Gutin – Director Of Studio Relations | Final Draft

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.

Zack Gutin
Tracy Thomas

Tracy Thomas – Owner & Founder of Saucy Horse Digital Marketing

Tracy's Saucy Horse specialises in social media management for businesses who want to know how to make Social Media work for them.

 

Tracy Thomas
Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips – Screenplay and direction consultant

A direction consultant, Simon Phillips is equipped with all the tools to advise feature filmmakers and writers.

Simon Phillips
Rudolf Kremers

Rudolf Kremers – Game Developer and Writer

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.

Rudolf Kremers
Philip Gladwin

Philip Gladwin – Screenwriter and Script Editor

Credits include: Trial & Retribution, The Bill, Casualty

TV, radio and stage writer Philip also runs the screenwriting site 'Screenwriting Goldmine'.

Philip Gladwin
Phil Parker

Phil Parker – Development consultant

Phil has worked as a consultant for the BBC, C4, Aardman, Berlin Brandenburg Medianboard, Prime Exchange and developed Oscar® winning and box office feature films.  
Phil Parker
Peter Buckingham

Peter Buckingham – Director | Kube Consultancy

Peter is a well-known industry figure who was previously Head of Distribution & Exhibition at the UKFC and subsequently the BFI.

 

Peter Buckingham
Nish Panchal

Nish Panchal – Agent Assistant

Starting out as a Development Assistant at BBC Films, Nish now works alongside Joe Phillips at Curtis Brown.
Nish Panchal
Mary Kate O Flanagan

Mary Kate O Flanagan – Screenwriter and Script Consultant

Screenwriter and Script Doctor Mary Kate has written five features, all of which have been funded by The Irish Film Board.

Mary Kate O Flanagan
Lucy V Hay

Lucy V Hay – Script editor | Bang2write

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.
Lucy V Hay
Linda Aronson

Linda Aronson – Practitioner and screenwriter

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.
Linda Aronson
Jurgen Wolff

Jurgen Wolff – Screenwriter

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.

Jurgen Wolff
Tony Lee

Tony Lee – Screenwriter & Comic Writer

Credits include: Doctor Who Comic

Tony Lee is a #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of comics, novels and audio dramas.
Tony Lee
Julian Wilkins

Julian Wilkins – Lawyer

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
Julian Wilkins
Jason Watkins

Jason Watkins – Actor

Credits include: Nativity! 2, Confetti, Trollied

Prolific stage, film and television actor Jason Watkins has a credit list as long as your arm!
Jason Watkins
Hayley McKenzie

Hayley McKenzie – Script Editor

Credits include: Hollyoaks, Casualty, Blue Murder

Hayley McKenzie is an experienced Script Editor in UK television and feature films and the founder of Script Angel.
Hayley McKenzie
Dr Raj Persaud

Dr Raj Persaud – Consultant Psychiatrist, Broadcaster and Author

Credits include: Staying Sane: How To Make Your Mind Work For You

Eminent Psychiatrist Dr Raj offers fascinating insights into the mind and mechanics of the screenwriter.
Dr Raj Persaud
Debbie Wiseman

Debbie Wiseman – Composer

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.

Debbie Wiseman
David Varela

David Varela – Writer

Credits include: Zombies, Run! , Clockwork Watch

David writes for an extremely broad range of media.
David Varela
David Freeman

David Freeman – Screenwriter and Educator

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)

David Freeman
Daisy Allsop

Daisy Allsop – Screenwriter & Producer

Credits include: Skellig, I Can't Think Straight

Daisy's extensive career spans film distribution, acquisitions, development, screenwriting and producing.
Daisy Allsop
Craig Batty

Craig Batty – Senior Lecturer, RMIT University, Melbourne

The Creative Screenwriter, Movies That Move Us

Craig has a PhD in screenwriting, is a senior lecturer, screenwriter, script consultant and author.
Craig Batty
Christopher Walker

Christopher Walker – Producer and Educator

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.

Christopher Walker
Christopher Booker

Christopher Booker – Author and Journalist

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.

Christopher Booker
Chris Jones

Chris Jones – Filmmaker and author

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.
Chris Jones
Ben Galley

Ben Galley – Writer and eBook self-publishing expert

Writing for Ben wasn't the problem, it was getting published. So he self published, and will share what he learned with you.  
Ben Galley
Angeli Macfarlane

Angeli Macfarlane – Script developer

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.
Angeli Macfarlane
Stephen Follows

Stephen Follows – Writer and producer

Credits include: Baseline, Sign Language

Stephen Follows is an award-winning writer and producer. 
Stephen Follows
Jean Kitson

Jean Kitson – Agent - Kitson Press Associates

Founder: Kitson Press Associates

Jean Kitson is an agent representing film, TV, theatre and radio writers and directors.
Jean Kitson

The Elevator Pitch was the best shot of adrenaline I’ve had in years – the perfect legal high

Diana Rampton, Writer & Filmmaker

Diana Rampton, Writer & Filmmaker

Moderators

Mark Pallis

Mark Pallis – Screenwriter

Credits include: Garrow's Law, Iron Monk, Tales of Peter Rabbit

Barrister turned writer Mark served as story editor on Garrow's Law and has several TV and feature projects ready to go.
Mark Pallis
Bob Schultz

Bob Schultz – Writer and Producer

Credits include: Great American Pitchfest

Bob has been the Executive Director of the Great American Pitchfest & Screenwriting Conference (GAPF) for 13 years.
Bob Schultz
Nigel Floyd

Nigel Floyd – Film Critic and Broadcaster

Credits include: Time Out, Radio 5, Radio 4, Radio 3

Time Out film critic Nigel will be interviewing top speakers for the London Screenwriters Festival 2013.
Nigel Floyd
Karen Krizanovich

Karen Krizanovich – Writer, broadcaster, presenter and producer

Credits include: The Film Programme

Veteran LSF Karen brings her years in the media business to ensure insightful and entertaining sessions.
Karen Krizanovich
Iyare Igiehon

Iyare Igiehon – Presenter, producer and director

Credits include: Direct Edition

One-time record promoter, music video director, writer, this comic book fan presents the comic book show 'Direct Edition'
Iyare Igiehon
Guy Rowland

Guy Rowland – Screenwriter

Credits include: Sam Jackson's Secret Video Diary

Screenwriter and composer with a passion for storytelling for young audiences.

Guy Rowland
Conrad Williams

Conrad Williams – Literary agent

He has been representing top talent for over 24 years.
Chris Atkins

Chris Atkins – Independent Film Maker

Credits include: Starsuckers, Taking Liberties

Chris Atkins is an independent film maker, who likes to court controversy.
Chris Atkins

LSF has done a wonderful at job fostering a tight-knit global community of screenwriters. Truly a memorable and worthwhile experience.

Nicole Perlman, 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Nicole Perlman,