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Friday 8th May 

7:30pm LondonSWF 365 Festival Opening WATCH HERE
Join the online LondonSWF 365 party and get primed to have the most outstanding month of May. Find out EXACTLY what is happening, when and where and how best to use this unique opportunity.

8:00pm Legends Writing Legends: The Career of David Goyer WATCH HERE
When Christopher Nolan was given Batman, there was only one man to call: David S. Goyer. Get inspired by the man who has come from humble beginnings to put the words “Why so serious?” into Heath Ledger’s mouth. 

9:00pm A Life in Movies and Other Writing Adventures: An Interview with Christopher Hampton WATCH HERE
One of the most successful and prolific writers ever to earn a Written By credit, Christopher Hampton’s words have been spoken by Oscar winners and popular favorites alike. In this engrossing interview, learn from his long writing journey as you embark on your own.

10:00pm 'Extraction'... Creating Netflix's Biggest Hit Ever WATCH HERE
As one might guess, the competition is fierce to write for Netflix, and rising to the top is a long shot. So how must it feel to create Netflix’s most successful film… EVER? Ande Parks, one of the geniuses behind EXTRACTION is here to tell us.

Saturday 9th May

3:30pm LondonSWF 365 Welcome To Day Two! WATCH HERE
The party continues! Welcome back to the biggest screenwriting conference on the planet! It is worldwide and it is happening LIVE! Check in here for any last minute changes and get ready for another exciting day.

4:00pm From Stage To Screen, From Oscar To Pulitzer: An Interview with John Patrick Shanley WATCH HERE
The Broadway and Hollywood writer offers his insights from a career that has earned him millions of fans and multiple prestigious awards.

5:30pm Write a Movie in 30 Days WATCH HERE
Finding time to get words on the page plagues us all. Join writer Pat Higgins as he guides you through the tricks and techniques he has developed in his decades in the business. He will show you how to get from vague idea to solid screenplay in 30 days without giving up the day job…AND how to have fun doing it.

7:00pm The Emperor's New Groove Script To Screen WATCH HERE
Dave Reynolds is a fantastic screenwriter and total legend. Expect deep insight into Disney, Pixar and Children’s movies during the script to screen for this Disney classic.

Sunday 10th May

9:00am Sunday Morning Writing
Set the world’s troubles aside as you spend Sunday morning writing. Dive deep into your work in progress, participate in writing exercises, get some one-on-one guidance, or simply put words on the page.

2:30pm One Story, Many Mediums WATCH HERE
Julie Gray makes her triumphant return to the London SWF fold to help you determine the most effective medium for you to use to tell your story. In a world of film, television, streaming, audiobooks, podcasts, and more, how does a storyteller determine the best way to impact the audience?

3:30pm Paul King: What I learned writing 'Paddington' WATCH HERE
The writer and director of 2014 hit film Paddington will discuss what he learned about writing over the years he spent bringing Michael Bond’s beloved books to the screen. Watch This Session…

Monday 11th May

10:00am Monday Mindfulness: The Pause Before WATCH HERE
Spend 30 minutes with Louisa Caine and other screenwriters as we get ourselves in the right ‘head space’ for the coming week.

8:00pm 'Downton Abbey' Script To Screen with Julian Fellowes (recorded at LondonSWF 2018) WATCH HERE
Join us for an extraordinary insight into the writing of the first episode of one of the biggest international TV hits, Downton Abbey, reading the screenplay and watching the episode with Julian Fellowes.

Tuesday 12th May

7:00pm Genre with Samantha Horley WATCH HERE
Your script’s genre classification can determine its success or failure, and having a crystal clear vision of your story’s genre from the jump can help sculpt your story from FADE IN. How do you determine your best genre and how much flexibility do you have within that classification?

8:00pm Inside the Writers' Room WATCH HERE
Ever wondered what it’s REALLY like inside the writers’ room? How does collaboration work? How do you crack a story? What happens when the ideas dry up? Or when no one agrees? Get the inside scoop from TV legend Tony Jordan, experienced showrunner and creator of some of Britain’s best-loved shows.

Wednesday 13th May

10:00am Unleash Your Warrior Within WATCH HERE
Supporting YOUR story! You have a great idea, You decide to write your story but the overwhelm of doubt, procrastination perhaps fear shows up? Harriet will share with you how to manage your mindset and Unleash your Warrior Within to inspire you to enjoy the process and create your passion. 

7:00pm Meet Iain Smith… Producer of ‘Mad Max Fury Road’, ‘The Fountain’ and ‘Children of Men’ WATCH HERE
Few British producers have worked on as many iconic films as Iain, yet he remains an approachable champion of talent. In this intimate chat we will find out how Iain approaches his projects, how films get produced and what you should be writing now.

8:00pm Forensic Analysis of a Criminally Successful Career WATCH HERE
In a landscape awash with police procedurals and other crime dramas, it takes a distinctive voice and talent to stand out. With a career that includes The Tunnel, Unforgotten and Hustle, Chris Lang has kept audiences on the edges of their seats.

Thursday 14th May

8:00pm Why We're Obsessed with Killing Eve WATCH HERE
Killing Eve is the poster child for strong female leads and diversity in its well-drawn BAME and LGBT characters. But it’s not just its inclusiveness that makes it feel so fresh and authentic. Lucy V Hay discusses this iconic adaptation and why assassin stories never fail to capture the public’s imagination.

9:00pm Writing For Isolation: The Phenomenon Of Criminal WATCH HERE
Redefining the television crime thriller is no small feat, but George Kay has done exactly that both creatively and from the business end with his innovative, gripping series ‘Criminal’ on Netflix.

Friday 15th May

10:00am Finding Your Creative Flow WATCH HERE
There’s nothing quite as thrilling as finding your creative flow. That ease and joy that opens up when you hit your groove and the creativity just pours out of you, is just blissful. Meditation offers a powerful doorway to this place.

7:00pm Relive Your Childhood Fears to Write Horror WATCH HERE
Creating a scary horror screenplay is daunting. The universality of fear – ironically – makes it difficult to access in an audience. Join veteran independent horror writer/director Pat Higgins for cool tips on how to thrill and chill your audience. You may take a whole seat in this session, but you will only need… THE EDGE! 

8:30pm 'Poltergeist' Script To Screen WATCH HERE
Talking back to a flickering TV, a young girl warns her family with the line that chills spines to this very day… “They’re here.” And with that, the haunted house genre was transported to American suburbia. Join screenwriter Michael Grais as we revisit this terrifying classic.

Saturday 16th May

2:00pm Zoom Room Conversation With Producer Robert Jones WATCH HERE
Executive Producer Robert Jones has worked with everyone from Robert Altman to Christopher McQuarrie, from Keyser Soze to a man-eating Great White Shark. And now he is financing films in the 21st century. Join the Zoom conversation with a man who is more than an executive. This guy produces. 

7:00pm PRE-RECORD Sherlock: In Conversation with Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue - prerecorded at London Screenwriting Festival WATCH HERE
Three of the UK’s most high functioning creatives joined us for this special session focusing on the brilliant and phenomenally successful Sherlock at 2017’s LSF. Tune in to hear their insights and be inspired by their brilliance.

8:00pm Interview with Toy Story 4's Stephany Folsom WATCH HERE
It seemed impossible to create a fourth amazing chapter in the Toy Story franchise, but never underestimate Pixar. Just like that, another film took us to infinity and beyond. Dig in to the reigning Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature with writer Stephany Folsom.

Sunday 17th May

9:00am Sunday Morning Writing - NOT RECORDED 
Set the world’s troubles aside as you spend Sunday morning writing. Dive deep into your work in progress, participate in writing exercises, get some one-on-one guidance, or simply put words on the page.

3.00pm PRE-RECORD The Scott Myers Double Bill: Good Vs Evil - prerecorded at London Screenwriting Festival WATCH HERE
Dark and light, yin and yang… good and evil, all within us all and inside the characters we write. Scott Myers delves DEEP into powerful, authentic character exploration and development of both antagonist and protagonist in this juicy double bill.

7:30pm Mining for Meaning WATCH HERE
How exploring the innate yet immutable web of connections between genre, subject matter and theme can help you tell more engaging and profound stories.

9:00pm You Had Me At Page One - A craft intensive with Pilar Alessandra WATCH HERE
Learn writing tools and rewrite techniques that help your script hit the ground running. Through script examples, you will take a hard look at word choice, scene direction, dialogue approach, and the nuances of the page.

Monday 18th May

10:00am Monday Mindfulness: The Pause Before WATCH HERE
Spend 30 minutes with Louisa Caine and other screenwriters as we get ourselves in the right ‘head space’ for the coming week.

Tuesday 19th May

10:00am LSF365 Zoom Cafe 
Hang out, work on writing, chat in breakout groups - be together. 

8:00pm Get Legal Advice at the Legal Clinic
We all have concerns about our screenplays and career, but often can’t afford a specialist lawyer. We are happy to offer you face time with media lawyer Julian Wilkins in a special session to answer your legal questions.

9:00pm Robert McKee Presents: Primacy Of Story (Available on Replay Days)
The legendary author and storytelling instructor Robert McKee delivers a masterclass on the deep reason we write and tell stories, and the civilizing impact it has on our way of life.

Wednesday 20th May

10:00am Unleash Your Warrior Within  WATCH HERE
Supporting YOUR story! You have a great idea, You decide to write your story but the overwhelm of doubt, procrastination perhaps fear shows up? Harriet will share with you how to manage your mindset and Unleash your Warrior Within to inspire you to enjoy the process and create your passion.

2:00pm Zoom Room, Legal Style with Julian Wilkins  WATCH HERE
Following Julian’s informative session on Tuesday, come get some face time via Zoom to hear him answer more specific questions, and maybe ask him your own in a 1-on-1 breakout room.

7:30pm How To Develop A Super Story Master Plan  WATCH HERE
Wherever you thought your story was going to fit into the global entertainment marketplace, that foundation is built on soft sand. Find specific strategies to function in the new paradigm in this inspirational and educational session.

9:30pm Writing Animation For Netflix - Are You More Man Than Horse?  WATCH HERE
Netflix’s subscription model gives inventive creators the opportunity to really stretch. Case in point: the story of former sitcom star (and talking horse) Bojack Horseman. Writer Alison Flierl joins us to chat about fully realising your own creative vision.

Thursday 21st May

10:00am Cafe Zoom - Your Morning Coffee Meeting Place  WATCH HERE
Pour yourself a cup o’ joe, and come let us fill the gap left by your local coffee joint. Cafe Zoom is your opportunity to chat with fellow writers about whatever’s tickling your brain stem this morning.

2:00pm Script Chat, Crime Style with Chris Lang  WATCH HERE
Chris Lang has spent his career getting into the minds of criminals on shows such as Unforgotten, the Tunnel, Hustle, Primeval, and many many more. Now is your chance to pick his brain in this Zoom experience.

7:00pm Endings: The Good, The Bad, and the Insanely Great PRE-RECORD  WATCH HERE
The Oscar-winning writer Michael Arndt has mastered all things screenwriting, and this thoughtful analysis of what makes an ending awesome will definitely — DEFINITELY — make your writing better.

8:30pm Robert McKee Presents: Primacy Of Story (Replay)
If you missed Robert McKee’sa masterclass Tuesday night, here’s your chance. The legendary screenplay analyst discusses the deep reason we write and tell stories, and the civilizing impact it has on our way of life.

10:00pm-midnight: Zoom Night Cafe  
Grab a nightcap or a morning cuppa wherever you are in the world and meet new people, discuss great sessions you've seen, work in smaller breakout rooms such as the 30 Day Challenge room, or chat about the festival- all are welcome. Host: Savannah

Friday 22nd May

10:00am Finding Your Creative Flow  WATCH HERE
There’s nothing quite as thrilling as finding your creative flow. That ease and joy that opens up when you hit your groove and the creativity just pours out of you, is just blissful. Meditation offers a powerful doorway to this place.

2:00pm Script Chat, Script Editor Style with Lucy V. Hay  WATCH HERE
Lucy is legendary for her enthusiasm and the knowledge she shares with her Bang2Write community and is a core member of the LSF team.

5:30pm Script Chat, Super Story Style with Houston Howard  WATCH HERE
Viewing story through a transmedia lens, a thought leader and creator of the SUPER STORY method.

7:00pm The Writers’ Journey with Christopher Vogler  WATCH HERE
A half-million book sales, the creator of the story blueprint that defined movies for more than 20 years, and certified legendary status in the industry. Not a bad CV. Chris Vogler returns via Zoom to advise and enlighten all of us.

8.00pm What I Learned Directing 100 Episodes of Television with MJ Bassett  WATCH HERE
With directing and producing credits on some of the biggest television shows ever, MJ Bassett has a unique perspective on where television has been, and where it is going.

Saturday 23rd May

2:00pm Every Payoff Needs a Setup - Philip Hughes and Ted Wilkes WATCH HERE
If you have a problem with your end, you really have a problem with the beginning. Every payoff needs a setup. The more satisfying the payoff, and we all love a good ending, the more work the writers have done in the first thirty pages of the script.

3:00pm Script Chat, Hughes and Wilkes Style WATCH HERE
A great chance to ask any burning questions their previous "Every Payoff Needs a Setup" session left you wanting to ask! 

7:00pm The Art, Craft and Business of Seduction: Getting a YES (almost) Every Time! WATCH HERE
Consultant psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud reveals, veil by veil, the hidden psychology that you can immediately leverage to radically improve your hit rate.

8:00pm Face/Off Script To Screen WATCH HERE
The body swap genre was turned upside-down and inside-out with the Travolta/Cage adrenaline pump Face/Off. And it all sprung from the minds of Michael Colleary and Mike Werb. Now they are joining us for our biggest, most outrageous Script To Screen yet.

Sunday 24th May

9:00am Sunday Morning Writing (zoom)
Set the world’s troubles aside as you spend Sunday morning writing. Dive deep into your work in progress, participate in writing exercises, get some one-on-one guidance, or simply put words on the page.

2:00pm How to Write Characters that Change Authentically and Satisfy Audiences WATCH HERE
Character transformation is at the heart of most screenplays, but why is it so important? Is character transformation just a tried and tested Hollywood formula based on outdated hero myths?

3:00pm-3:30pm Script Chat with Kira-Anne Pelican WATCH HERE

5:00pm (Pre-Record) The Beginning: Crafting the First Ten Pages That Hook the Reader WATCH HERE
LSF Superstar Joey Tuccio guides you through the first 10 pages of your script — the most important pages of them all — in this session from 2018.

6:00pm Master Negotiation, Your Career and Elevate Your Opportunities WATCH HERE
Your writing is your writing. It can always be better. But how you ‘occur’ in the world to others, is often more important to a producer, agent or director than you might imagine. We are ALL zooming where we have never zoomed before, and in this session, Linda will help you elevate your communication skills, give you negotiation tools to help you achieve your goals and give you a MASSIVE confidence shot in the arm so you cannot wait to get out there… albeit digitally today, and begin to manifest new opportunities right now.

 

Monday 25th May

10:00am Monday Mindfulness: The Pause Before WATCH HERE
Spend 30 minutes with Louisa Caine and other screenwriters as we get ourselves in the right ‘head space’ for the coming week.

11:00am Script Chat, Holby Style with Nic Ransome WATCH HERE
Nic has written for Holby City and Freefonix and has developed TV for Silver Pictures Television, Starz, Artists Studio and Bentley Productions.

8:00pm Q&A with Joey Tuccio WATCH HERE
Get on a Zoom call and dig deep with Joey Tuccio. Have a question about your first 10 pages? Ask Joey. Want to work on your logline? Ask Joey. Wondering about how to get an agent? Ask Joey!

Tuesday 26th May

10:00am Cafe Zoom - Your Morning Coffee Meeting Place
Pour yourself a cup o’ joe, and come let us fill the gap left by your local coffee joint. Cafe Zoom is your opportunity to chat with fellow writers about whatever’s tickling your brain stem this morning.

6:00pm Final Draft 1 – The Basics and Beyond WATCH HERE
Join Shelly Mellott, Vice President of Final Draft, as she demos the basics of the industry standard screenwriting software, then dive into how writers can use powerful new tools to brainstorm, visualise, collaborate, and customise the writing environment like never before.

7:00pm Breaking Your Story for Maximum Impact WATCH HERE
If your script has become a calamity of plotting chaos, this session is for you. Nicholl Fellow Sean Robert Daniel will provide specific strategies and techniques to help you find your way out of the weeds and make your script a powerful, irresistible juggernaut.

8:00pm Writing for Unlimited Budgets and Creativity: Audio Drama WATCH HERE
Big Finish creates official audio dramas such as Doctor Who and Sherlock, adding depth to these worlds in ways TV cannot. Discover how to write exciting, limitless audio stories – from sci-fi to horror or futuristic to historical, audio drama can be anything.

Wednesday 27th May

10:00am Unleash Your Warrior Within WATCH HERE
Supporting YOUR story! You have a great idea, You decide to write your story but the overwhelm of doubt, procrastination perhaps fear shows up? Harriet will share with you how to manage your mindset and Unleash your Warrior Within to inspire you to enjoy the process and create your passion.

7:00pm Breaking into Genre TV WATCH HERE
In the crowded landscape of television production, binge watchers search by genre. Netflix, Amazon, and every other streaming service automatically feed viewers more of what they like. Writing in a specific genre is more important than ever before. How do you appeal to the fans of your chosen genre?

8:00pm EastEnders Script to Screen: One Writer’s Journey with Philip Lawrence WATCH HERE
Phil is blazing a trail into British television. His fist major gig was on EastEnders last year, and in this intimate and personal session, Phil will share his writing journey through pitch, first draft, rewrites and final shooting via selected scenes.

Thursday 28th May

10:00am Cafe Zoom - Your Morning Coffee Meeting Place
Pour yourself a cup o’ joe, and come let us fill the gap left by your local coffee joint. Cafe Zoom is your opportunity to chat with fellow writers about whatever’s tickling your brain stem this morning.

5:45pm Final Draft 2 – Insider Tips, Tricks and Hacks
As the world’s leading scriptwriting software, Final Draft automatically formats and paginates scripts, but it can do so much more. In this in-depth session, Final Draft VP Shelly Mellott will show you how to unlock the software’s powerful prewriting, visualising, character developing, and reporting tools.

7:00pm Script Chat, Face/Off Style, with Michael Colleary & Mike Werb

You loved their tales from the Hollywood trenches on the Face/Off Script To Screen, now get some quality Face/Time with writers Michael Colleary and Mike Werb in a Zoom Script Chat. Be ready to marvel and laugh as they advise and inspire and answer YOUR questions.

8.00pm Peaky Blinders: Decrypting TV Success with Kate Phillips and Jamie Glazebrook
We all love Peaky Blinders. But what makes it endure? What makes it compelling? What is it SPECIFICALLY about the writing, the characters, the universe, the season arcs..? What is it that makes it so… so blindingly awesome?

9:00pm-11:00pm: Zoom Night Cafe  
Grab a nightcap or a morning cuppa wherever you are in the world and meet new people, discuss great sessions you've seen, work in smaller breakout rooms such as the 30 Day Challenge room, or chat about the festival- all are welcome. Host: Savannah

Friday 29th May

10:00am Finding Your Creative Flow
There’s nothing quite as thrilling as finding your creative flow. That ease and joy that opens up when you hit your groove and the creativity just pours out of you, is just blissful. Meditation offers a powerful doorway to this place.

7:00pm A Quiet Place, A Revolutionary Script with Scott Beck & Bryan Woods
“A Quiet Place” was a sensation, blowing audience minds around the world. With an irresistible premise that both exploits and subverts expectations, writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are with us to discuss how they did it, and what’s next.

8:00pm Dracula: A Modern Take on a Vintage Classic
Following their magnificent reimaginings of such icons as The Doctor and Sherlock, creative titans Steven Moffat and Mark Gattis have once again given their treatment to a legendary character. Come hear the duo and producer Sue Vertue — LIVE via Livestream — on how they brought their unique interpretation of Dracula to our screens.

Saturday 30th May

2:00pm Based on a True Story: Keeping It Real… Or Not
How do screenwriters balance staying facts with drama? How many liberties can you take before leaving reality behind? Explore these and other questions involved in adapting stories based on real events and consider how these relate to YOUR projects.

7:00pm All Killer and No Filler: Up Close with Israel's Hottest Screenwriter, Michal Aviram
“All killer and no filler” tweeted Stephen King of hit Netflix thriller, Fauda, on which Michal Aviram is one of the lead writers. Named Israel’s Best Screenwriter in 2017, Michal will discuss her storied career and being on the cusp of worldwide fame and success.

8:30pm Pontypool Script To Screen
Fear. Isolation. An invisible killer. Sound familiar? A decade ago, the world was introduced to PONTYPOOL, a cracking one-room thriller with a fascinating spin on the genre. Join writer Tony Burgess for this screening, and learn about how his novel moved to a radio play, and — over a few bumps — a feature film.

 

Sunday 31st May

9:00am Sunday Morning Writing
Set the world’s troubles aside as you spend Sunday morning writing. Dive deep into your work in progress, participate in writing exercises, get some one-on-one guidance, or simply put words on the page.

2:00pm And So it Begins... with John Yorke
LondonSWF365 takes a deep dive into the fundamental mechanics of what makes a story grab the reader and take them on a wonderous journey. John is a leading expert in this area, as well as a practitioner with BAFTA’s and Emmys under his belt. What better way to start… than at the beginning. FADE IN:

5:00pm The X-Files Script To Screen
X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz has chosen one of his favorite episodes, and now he’s going to watch it with us as we give “Memento Mori” the Script To Screen treatment. Pop some corn, settle in, and learn the truth (which is, as always, out there) in this essential episode.

7:00pm The DIY Script Doctor – How to Find and Fix the Flaws in Your Script
It’s not always easy to see them, but 90% of the flaws in your screenplay can be self-diagnosed, providing you know how to analyse a script.

8:00pm Script Chat, Process Style with Clive Frayne
Clive Frayne is an award-winning writer and filmmaker with thirty years’ experience writing professionally.

Monday 1st June

10:00am Monday Mindfulness: The Pause Before
Spend 30 minutes with Louisa Caine and other screenwriters as we get ourselves in the right ‘head space’ for the coming week.

Pre-record: Writing for the Female Gaze - Anna Chancellor, Lucinda Coxon, Martha Fiennes
We have heard so much about the male gaze in film, but what about the female gaze? How can we write powerful and emotional stories from this female stand point?

 Tuesday 2nd June

10:00am Cafe Zoom - Your Morning Coffee Meeting Place
Pour yourself a cup o’ joe, and come let us fill the gap left by your local coffee joint. Cafe Zoom is your opportunity to chat with fellow writers about whatever’s tickling your brain stem this morning.

11:00am Script Chat with Philip Lawrence
Just a few short years ago, Philip Lawrence made a vow to himself -- and the larger community of writers -- at the London Screenwriters' Festival. He was going to be a professional writer, whatever it took. Now, Phil writes for Eastenders, and he'll never look back. Join us for a Script Chat with one of our own.
5:00pm Ask the Agent with Julian Friedmann
Many writers see an agent as the Holy Grail. But how much can an agent help a new writer? And how does a writer secure representation? Agent Julian Friedmann is here (via Zoom) to answer your questions about before, during, and after your relationship with your agent.
8:00pm Crafting the Perfect Episode of Television
What makes viewers reach for that PLAY NEXT button at the end of each episode? How does your script demonstrate the best route to the next installment? And the one after that? Marc Jobst shares some inspiration, some education, and some sobering truths.
9:00pm Reading for The Stars: WME Story Editor Christopher Lockhart
Dig deep with Christopher Lockhart, Story Editor at one of the most powerful agencies on Earth: William Morris Endeavor. Learn about pitching, reading, and what it feels like to answer your phone with “Hi, Denzel!”

Wednesday 3rd June

10:00am Unleash Your Warrior Within
Supporting YOUR story! You have a great idea, You decide to write your story but the overwhelm of doubt, procrastination perhaps fear shows up? Harriet will share with you how to manage your mindset and Unleash your Warrior Within to inspire you to enjoy the process and create your passion.

8:00pm Anatomy Of Funny: How to crank up comedy to hysterical heights in your writing
Comedy expert Steve Kaplan has brought his expertise to the likes of HBO, Disney, and Aardman. And now he is here to provide you with usable, practical tools to elevate your comic screenplay to side-splitting greatness. 

9:00pm Inside Story: The Power Of The Transformational Arc with Dara Marks
Expand your ability to identify and stay focused on unifying principles that link plot and character to theme.

9:50pm Script Chat with Dara Marks
Directly after her session, ask your questions for the creator of Inside Story: The Power of the Transformational Arc in a Zoom Script Chat!

Thursday 4th June

10:00am Cafe Zoom - Your Morning Coffee Meeting Place
Pour yourself a cup o’ joe, and come let us fill the gap left by your local coffee joint. Cafe Zoom is your opportunity to chat with fellow writers about whatever’s tickling your brain stem this morning.

2:00pm Zoom Q&A Consulting Cops
Have you got a question you’ve always wanted to ask a cop but been too afraid to do so? Well now is your chance. For crime writers or anyone interested in crime three members of Consulting Cops will give you their views on how to make your writing as authentic as it can be.
7:00pm Screenwriting Competitions: How to Navigate Them
Many writers see competitions as the best way to get recognised. Hear from festival organisers, readers, and winners about the pros and cons of each competition, and how to use them as a springboard to the next level.
8:00pm What Will Actually Happen to Your Finished Script? Live Script Edit
Live and dynamic script redraft, edit, slash and burn… Only for the bravest of writers!

10:00pm 'Unorthodox' Deconstructed: Creating and interweaving Multiplot/flashback TV serials
Linda Aronson returns with her original and exciting thoughts on structure, this time by examining Netflix hit ‘Unorthodox’. Linda consistently sells out our biggest rooms., but now, the LSF Online format will give everyone a front row seat.

Friday 5th June

10:00am Finding Your Creative Flow
There’s nothing quite as thrilling as finding your creative flow. That ease and joy that opens up when you hit your groove and the creativity just pours out of you, is just blissful. Meditation offers a powerful doorway to this place.

8:00pm Achieving Greatness: 1-on-1 with Michael Arndt
A master at character, structure, and theme in equal measure, Michael Arndt has worked for studios, on spec, and everything in between on his way to being the first writer ever nominated for BOTH screenwriting Oscars in his first two produced features.

9:30pm The Pitch Factor
Have you got the Pitch Factor? Live from the London Screenwriters Festival, the Pitch Factor returns with CASH prizes and our very own motley crew of judges!

Saturday 6th June

11am - 1pm Script Chat with Linda Aronson

Deep dive into longform, flashback, parallel narrative, multiple protagonist and ALL the ultra cool story tech Linda is the worlds leading expert on. Unmissable.

2:00pm Writing the Killer Treatment, with Fenella Greenfield

3:00pm Script Chat with Fenella Greenfield

4:00pm Based on a True Story: Keeping It Real… Or Not, with Ellin Stein

5:00pm Script Chat with Ellin Stein

7:00pm Braveheart Script to Screen
Few films pack as much emotional punch, adventure and romance as Braveheart. And we are privileged to have the Oscar®-nominated screenwriter, Randall Wallace, to join us for this 25th anniversary screening at LondonSWF.

Sunday 7th June

9:00am Sunday morning cafe zoom. 

3:00pm LSF Zoom Pub Quiz

5:00pm I Wrote A Movie In 30 Days
A full month of learning, writing, and inspiration comes to a successful conclusion as Pat Higgins returns to check in on your progress. What obstacles have you overcome? What happens next for this screenplay? And what screenplay is next?

6:00pm Script Chat with Michael Arndt. 

7:00pm One Hour Of Screenwriting Truth Bombs That Will Transform Your Script - Chris Jones and Bob Schultz. 

8:00pm Continuing Your Creative Journey with Karol Griffiths

Monday 8th June

8:00pm - Chris McQuarrie - From The Usual Suspects to Mission: Impossible (Recorded at LSF 2015)