Death In Paradise, the primetime BBC 1 cop show was created and written by Robert Thorogood.
Amma Asante is a British screenwriter and filmmaker whose film ‘Belle’ is on screens now, and the story of how it got made and what happened subsequently is as dramatic as the movie itself.
What they both have in common is they are a ten year or more ‘over night’ success. They have the battle scars to prove it, but they found success by marching through.
Join Robert and Amma as they share with LSF Creative Director Chris Jones their personal insights into what makes a successful screenwriting career. Expect to leave both informed AND inspired.
Ahead of this session you can read one of Robert’s screenplays for Death In Paradise (now on the private delegate page) and you can also listen to a podcast Chris recorded in the very first year of the Screenwriters’ Festival when Robert just got his big break by winning the Red Planet competition with his spec TV show Caribbean Cops which later became Death In Paradise.
If you are looking for information and inspiration, this session is guaranteed to deliver the goods.
Listen to the podcast from when Robert just got his break below.
Appearing in this session
Credits include: A Way Of Life
Credits include: Oscars shortlisted Gone Fishing, the Guerilla Handbooks and a bunch of feature films
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.
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Scott Myers digs deep into the Coen brothers movies revealing narrative dynamics you can use to craft the unique nature of your own stories. Learn from the masters in this unmissable session.
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.
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.
Get the gate keepers to your success – the script readers – insider tips, advice and strategies for navigating your way through the woods and into the hidden fortress of screenwriting success.
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.
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.
Following his 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!
Meet the LondonSWF screenwriters who have taken action and acted as producers, actors or directors on their own scripts. Join them as we screen their movies and share their successes, failures and strategies… all with a view to helping you follow in their footsteps.
Live and dynamic script redraft, edit, slash and burn… Only for the bravest of writers!
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.