Well, another year has gone by, the fourth in the life of the London Screenwriters’ Festival and every year there is so much to see and it seems to grow in community, comradeship and courage as do we, the writers who attend. So much goes into making this space for us to gather and learn from those who have long careers and great screenwriting knowledge but we learn from each other too and from the attitude of inclusion that the festival fosters. A huge, huge thank you to every single person who contributed to making the festival happen. We appreciate it so much and it means a great deal. We hope to see staff and volunteers again in 2014 which I’m sure Chris is already preparing for. As he so often likes to say. Onwards and Upwards!
Here’s a few of the other faces I saw at today’s festival!
Cinematographer Samuel Pearce has shot a couple of my films. He was at the festival today helping to film seminars and as usual gave me a ‘look’ for taking his picture. I guess some people are just more comfortable behind the camera!
Writer/Director Deanna Dewey who’d just been at a Sci-Fi writing seminar. Three guesses what genre her next film might be?
Vanessa Mayfield, Delegate Liaison at the festival satisfied that all the delegates had what they needed before attending.
Chris Jones wearing his happy face.
Lucy V Hay has been signing coppies of her book, ‘Writing and Selling Thriller Screenplays’ during the festival.
She’s certainly looking thrilled to me so I’m glad I got my copy!
Festival Stage Manager Oliver Purches and Great British Pitchfest producer Michael Clarkson.
Both happy to be in the home stretch after a busy and successful weekend.
Michelle Goode, script reader and consultant, catching up with friends and contacts in the lobby.
Gail Hackston, Marketing and PR support for the festival happy and still very busy on the last day.
And finally me. Leilani Holmes. Actor, writer and director I’ve been for the duration your festival tweeter and blogger.
A bit tired. Sad it’s come to an end. But already looking forward to the year ahead.
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Leilani Holmes from the London Screenwriters’ Festival
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