Speakers

Friday_17_Pitchfest LIVE_014NEW SPEAKERS TO BE ADDED IN SPRING 2018
The London Screenwriters’ Festival features around 150 professional speakers from all aspects of the film and television business. Many have also agreed to intimate Script Chat sessions after their respective events so that you can get face time with them. New speakers are added periodically with the vast majority being confirmed late spring / early summer 2018. Get updates by signing up below.


The shot in the arm you need to get you writing. I've done more in the past week after LSF than in the previous few months

Paul Sheeky, Screenwriter

Paul Sheeky, Screenwriter

Headliners

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

One of the best hours of my life - the Actors Table Read at LSF

Terry Comer, Screenwriter

Terry Comer, Screenwriter

Screenwriters

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

The panel cut through the gloss and directly attacked the projects weakest spots/problems. This I feel, was worth every penny of the Screenwriters ticket alone.

Elkie Yates, Screenwriter

Elkie Yates, Screenwriter

People who know stuff

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

We had script requests from Hat Trick and the BBC at the PitchFest. It’s my first LSF and it has more than exceeded our expectations.

Gareth Taylor, Screenwriter

Gareth Taylor, Screenwriter