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‘Withnail and I’ Script to Screen with Bruce Robinson #LondonSWF

Bruce Robinson started out his industry life as an actor. Having trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and acted as Benvolio in Franco Zeffirelli’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ he found himself broke and living in a house with one light bulb which he would take from room to room and mostly use while […]

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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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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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Debbie Horsfield on Adapting #Poldark ~ #LondonSWF

Winston Graham’s historical epic is a beloved British classic both for the book series and the much cherished 1970’s BBC adaptation. When production co Mammoth Screen wanted to do a new BBC adaptation, they brought the project to veteran TV writer Debbie Horsfield who with a background in literature and a trusted reputation for writing great TV seemed a great […]

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