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London Screenwriters’ Festival: ‘Beyond the Bio’: Lisa Holdsworth

Posted on: July 21st, 2010 by Lucy V Hay 1 Comment

Lisa HoldsworthLisa Holdsworth made her debut as a writer with an episode of ‘Fat Friends’ that saw her short-listed for a Best New Writer BAFTA award.  Since then she has spent three years on the Emmerdale writing staff and gone on to contribute episodes to ‘New Tricks’, ‘Robin Hood’ and ‘Waterloo Road’

You can read Lisa’s full bio on her speaker’s page, but before that, here is the Leeds-born writer’s Q&A:


London Screenwriters’ Festival ‘Beyond the Bio’: Jonathan Newman

Posted on: July 19th, 2010 by Lucy V Hay 1 Comment

Jonathan NewmanWelcome to the first in our London Screenwriters’ Festival Q&A series that will be running here in the build up to the festival. It’s your chance to find out a little bit more about the speakers who will be at LSWF and go deeper than just a regular bio.

First up it’s writer-director Jonathan Newman, who has become one of the UK’s most exciting filmmakers after twice turning his own short films into hugely successful features: “Swinging With The Finkels” starring Martin Freeman (The Office, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) and Mandy Moore (Chasing Liberty, Southland Tales) and “Foster” with Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense), Ioan Gruffordd (Fantastic Four), Richard E Grant (Withnail & I, Jack and Sarah) and Hayley Mills (Pollyanna, The Parent Trap).

You can read his bio on the main site, but to delve a little deeper, click through to his Q&A: