Author Archive | Leilani Holmes

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Actors And The Script: How Actors Find Their Way To Your Work #LondonSWF

Both artistically and commercially, attracting the right talent to your project can make all the difference. Actors Rebecca Root, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Casting Director Manuel Puro sat down with Screenwriter Tom Kerevan about the process of attaching actors to a project and what people look for when seeking out screenplays. First Steps Before a script lands […]

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Six Things You Can Do Right Now To Beat Writer’s Block! #LondonSWF

Script Consultant and educator, Pilar Alessandra joined us early in the London Screenwriters’ Festival to talk about how, even among the most employed writers in Hollywood, writer’s block can stump our writing and freeze our creative motion. If you are finding yourself blocked and can’t get to the end of a script you are likely micromanaging. […]

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Producers Notes: Kill Your Darlings Without Killing Your Writing! #LondonSWF

Writers Danny Brocklehurst, Roland Moore and Ashley Pharoah, and Producer Angus Lamont came together with Script Editor Karol Griffiths at this year’s London Screenwriters’ Festival to talk about the process of receiving script notes, what it feels like, why it happens, how you cope and what you gain. Starting Out For writers beginning in the […]

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Joseph Lidster & Louis Savy: Top Tips For Writing Great Sci-Fi #LondonSWF

Science Fiction has, perhaps above other genres, developed a reputation for polarising audiences. But it’s true that some of the largest grossing film and TV properties (not to mention books and games) are in the Sci-Fi genre and have expanded their reach into the global psyche. It’s been said that those Science Fiction ideas which […]

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Christopher Vogler on Making an Introduction #LondonSWF

One person who needs little introduction at the London Screenwriters’ Festival is Christopher Vogler, author and story consultant known around the globe for his expertise on The Hero’s Journey. Among the detailed advice he had to give us today about creating fresh and dynamic characters from ancient mythological archetypes, Christopher shared his top tips for […]

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JAWS: Script to Screen Live with Carl Gottlieb ~ #LondonSWF

With the opportunity to read the original screenplay in the approach to the festival, then a chance to see the film with the screenwriter’s live commentary, Script to Screen Live events are a real treat of the London Screenwriters’ Festival. When the film is a monster success like JAWS on the 40th anniversary of it’s release it’s a sensational experience. Jaws was a phenomenal […]

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