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Christopher Vogler’s Top Quotes For The Hero’s Journey

Christopher Vogler is one of the most influential teachers of screenwriting for me. His book, The Writer’s Journey, about the Hero’s Journey and mythic structure has influenced almost everything I do – in filmmaking, screenwriting and also presenting seminars. I am delighted that he is coming to the London Screenwriters’ Festival this year, as well […]

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Robert Mckee taking the main stage at the LSF

Robert McKee on Dialogue, Story and Being a Writer, Podcast

Last week I sat for an hour with Robert McKee, discussing storytelling today, with a particular emphasis on long form screenwriting and the explosion in high quality television writing. The conversation was both illuminating and inspiring and you can listen here… [soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=cd4400&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] We are in full blown prep no […]

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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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Breaking into C4: Fast Track Into TV Drama

C4’s 4Screenwriting program 4Screenwriting was initiated and has been run by Phillip Shelley since 2011 helping to facilitate and fast-track writer’s careers in the television industry. He joined us today to talk about the initiative along with co-ordinator Lisa Walters and two of the programs alumni, screenwriters Anna Symon and Jane Eden. In it’s sixth year the program is […]

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Jeff Norton: Creating Rich And Believable Words #LondonSWF

  In a very practical LSF session writer-producer and author Jeff Norton talked to us about creating an immersive world for characters to inhabit and have us begin to flesh out and document the story world for our own personal screenplay. People after all are creations of nature and nurture, who they are, why they act the way they act, what […]

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Christopher McQuarrie: From the Usual Suspects to Mission Impossible. #LondonSWF

Sharing his journey to success in an interview with Rogue Nation editor Eddie Hamilton, Christopher McQuarrie began speaking with the words “I was always in love with telling stories.” As a child he would write stories to entertain himself. When discovered doing this, a teacher asked if that’s what he wanted to do when he was grown […]

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