with Scott Myers
Together Joel and Ethan Coen have written and directed movies which have been nominated for 33 Academy Awards and won 6 while pursuing their distinctive storytelling vision.
Scott Myers digs deep into the Coen brothers movies revealing narrative dynamics you can use to craft the unique nature of your own stories.
- Ordinary Character / Extraordinary Circumstance
- The Long Shadow of Authority Figures
- The Shiny Hope of Grand Schemes
- The Dynamism of Violence
- Morally Complicated Universe
- Unresolved Endings
Learn how the Coen brothers approach traditional narrative structure in non-traditional ways and bring those sensibilities to your own writing.
Appearing in this session
Screenwriter of 'K-9' with Jim Belushi and 'Trojan War' with Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Screenwriting Practical help
You plowed through act one, wrote some entertaining fun and games and then … you got stuck. Don’t worry. “Act 2B” is conquerable! You’ll leave this class with your story strengthened and some of your most pressing writing problems solved.
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.
Stopped in your tracks by where to go next with a plot point, a character, or a scene? Or maybe you feel it’s just not happening today? Pilar will show you a number of tools that will immediately and powerfully unstick your creativity so the words continue to flow.
Kira-Anne Pelican returns to the LSF with this essential session guaranteed to bring fresh insights into your character creation, shaping, complexities and nuances.
Pilar Alessandra, Hollywood Script Consultant, is here to help you spice up your scripts with memorable, engaging and dynamic dialogue.
Final Draft tips and tricks + special guest Christopher Vogler
Discover the myriad paths writers are using today to get their work noticed and break in. And learn the practical steps you can take right now to help you get from hobbyist to professional screenwriter.
Script Readers, Assistants, and Interns have their own career objectives: to become the big players of tomorrow. Learning to connect to them is an integral part of a long-term career strategy. And you can kick it off with this eye-opening session.
Over the last few years, LondonSWF has been running a writing initiative around short horror stories. We reveal what we learned and how all writers can position themselves better for success.
Your script is polished and brilliant. Your emails are getting returned. You have, as they say, buzz. But what you don’t have yet is the lay of the land. Get the rough guide to Hollywood and make that first trip to LA fully prepared.
True stories that will inspire and terrify but most of all, offer insight, into how writers got their agent.
Farah Abushwesha founder of BAFTA Rocliffe presents this essential session with tips and strategies for finding the right producer for you and your project.
In this dynamic workshop, Christopher Vogler will show you how and why you should build your modern, dynamic and fresh characters from the DNA of the ancient mythological and archetypes from the Heros Journey.
From designing a classical misunderstanding to shaping the structure of scenes, sequences and even the whole screenplay, this session should help raise your comedy writing skills to the next level.
Scott Myers debunks the mythical screenwriting ‘rules’ surrounding scene descriptions and demonstrates the ways in which successful professional writers convey their voice through screenplay style.
Meet the LondonSWF screenwriters who have taken action and acted as producers, actors or directors on their own scripts. Learn how to follow in their footsteps.
Following their packed to capacity sessions in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Chris Jones and Jonathan Newman are back to run this highly successful and super controversial manifesting success workshop.
Find out what’s going to get you hired and what’s going to get you fired by the Producers you need to impress. In this session, our panel of seasoned Producers will share their stories from the trenches of writer relationships gone very very right… and very very wrong.
What can we learn from the most recently successful writers among us? Those of us who were, maybe just a year or two ago, fighting like the rest of us for the big break, to make ends meet and to start to make money from what we love.
Great American Pitchfest Guru Bob Schultz will start every day with a short 30 minute PitchFest bootcamp to get you ready for your pitch!
Can social media really help you or your production succeed? Or is it just a place for bitter comments and distraction? Don’t feel like a twit when it comes to Twitter, come to Jo’s talk and discover the bitter-sweet partner you can have in social media.
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What does an actual writers’ career look like, and what sort of money might you earn at what stage of your career?
Live and dynamic script redraft, edit, slash and burn… Only for the bravest of writers!
Are you up for the challenge? Are you ready to take control of your own career? In this hands-on practical session we will take one lucky delegate from the blank page to completed short before the conclusion of the LSF17.
In this necessary and insightful panel, writers who have made an impact writing authentic LGBT stories and characters will discuss how to write authentically to a largely mis (and under) represented audience.
In this presentation with Scott Myers, you will learn key principles to help you craft a Nemesis who goes beyond the stereotypical Bad Guy to a living, breathing, and powerful antagonist figure.
Make the reader love you on the first page… So they cannot wait for the next! Learn writing techniques that help your script hit the ground running with top LA Script Consultant Pilar Alessandra.