When: Friday June 9th (2:30pm) // Where: Phoenix Artists Club, WC2H 8BU // How much: £15.00
Join us for what promises to be an enlightening and inspirational Breakfast Club with one of the UK’s most promising new writers where we will discuss…
And remember, aside from a great talk, you will also get the opportunity to ask Joe questions after the session, enjoy a pre-weekend bevy or two and also network with other filmmakers and screenwriters just like you.
Joe Barton is a writer who’s star is most definitely on the rise. Having spent three years being rejected by every agent in town, he now holds the accolade of being the writer of
the first UK feature to be commissioned by Netflix (IBoy) and a TV show with them also in the works.
Young and incredibly talented, there seems to be no genre or project that Joe cannot accomplish with aplomb. Starting off in comedy (E4’s Beaver Falls), Joe really stretched his writing chops with the haunting and powerful Our World War, the breakout hit of the BBCs World War One season.
After that, he took another left turn joining the writing team on Channel 4’s smash sci-fi hit Humans. Which led him straight to Netflix with the Maisie Williams starrer Iboy. So with Netflix being the uncrackable nut for so many writers and creatives these days, how exactly did Joe manage to find his way to the Screenwriter’s Holy Grail?
‘The atmosphere at these events is always uplifting. It reminds you why you love writing so much. You go home renewed, ready to face the blank page again.’!’
When: Fri 28th April // Where: Phoenix Artists Club, WC2H 8BU // How much: £15.00
Doors Open: 2.30pm // Talk starts: 3.00pm // Networking: 4.00pm - Onward, till as late as you like
‘A very inspiring morning with lots of valuable information... Looking forward to the next one!’
Writer & Director Daniel and Producer Afolabi Kuti join us at the Breakfast Club to talk about the genesis and making of 2017's BAFTA winning short film 'Home'; and the power and challenges of adapting current events to the screen.
The Breakfast Club is monthly initiative to connect creative and business professionals in film and TV. We do this by creating a safe place to network whilst listening to thought leaders, industry gurus and entrepreneurs.
‘Inspiration and a full English Breakfast in a fantastic venue all before 10.00 a.m on a Friday morning!’
Ava Regal, Writer
...and write, produce, direct, act, compose, design or even do the accounts and legal, you would be welcomed both by our amazing team, as well as our delegates eager to connect with you.
...with the guest speaker presenting around 3pm. This means by 4pm, you can head back to work, or better yet you can hang out and network into the evening. The best of both worlds.
After a short break, the London Breakfast Club was back. At the new, more sociable time of Pimms O’Clock on a Friday, the Phoenix Artist Club was yet again packed out to hear words of wisdom from
a Hollywood great.
I was lucky enough to get a bit of time beforehand to talk with Christopher. What struck me most about him was that the old adage 'leave your ego at the door' just didn't apply here, simply because he didn't have an ego to start with. An incredibly generous and genuine soul who seemed to enjoy being in a room of writers as much as we enjoyed listening to him.
‘I went to network and as a result an award winning documentary filmmaker has agreed to make a documentary with my client Nisha Kalema and I also have half a dozen or so
other new contacts to follow up on.’
The Breakfast Club is a London Screenwriters’ Festival Creative Community initiative.