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London Screenwriters’ Festival Beyond the Bio: Charles Harris

Posted on: July 30th, 2010 by Lucy V Hay No Comments

Charles HarrisCharles Harris first worked in film as a projectionist and has worked his way to the top as a writer/director through a circuitous route taking in everything from editing to photography to writing short stories.

You can read more about Charles on his London Screenwriters’ Festival bio page.  Here’s what he told us when he sat down for his Q&A: (more…)

London Screenwriters’ Festival ‘Beyond the Bio’: Danny Stack

Posted on: July 26th, 2010 by Lucy V Hay No Comments

Danny StackDanny Stack is a writer and script consultant with credits including Doctors and Eastenders among others.  He recently wrote and directed ‘Origin‘, a short film that promises to knock socks off everywhere it plays.

You can read Danny’s bio page for more about him or visit his blog. You can also follow Danny on Twitter, but for now here’s his LSWF Q&A: (more…)

London Screenwriters’ Festival ‘Beyond the Bio’: Julian Friedmann

Posted on: July 23rd, 2010 by Lucy V Hay No Comments

Julian FriedmannAs an agent to writers of all ilks and co-Founder of one of Britain’s biggest literary agencies for writers both print and screen, Julian Friedmann is one of the best-placed people in the industry to serve as our Senior Festival Advisor here at the London Screenwriters’ Festival.

On top of his work representing the cream of British writing talent at Blake Friedmann, Julian is also an author and noted speaker on screenwriting.  Linda Seger, renowned author and screenwriting guru, said of Julian’s ‘How To Make Money Scriptwriting‘, “It’s full of insights that help writers in the business of screenwriting – a great help to actually get a script sold.”

You can read more about Julian on his profile page, but first see what he had to say in his Q&A:


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: