Schedule at a Glance

Full descriptions below. We will encourage delegates to network during breaks, lunch and in the evenings. Buckle up for a rollercoaster two days of mind-bending knowledge and experience!

Saturday Morning Sessions
  • Let's ACCELERATE! with Chris Jones
  • Will Your Story Hook Pierce Armour-Plated Cynicism? with Samantha Horley
  • Building A SMART Career in Screenwriting in 2019… The NEW rules with Dominic Morgan
  • The Game is Afoot… with Phil Hughes and Ted Wilkes
  • Ronald Reagan, Jaws and the Cycle of Grief with John Yorke
Saturday Afternoon Sessions
  • My 50 First Dates in TV with Rachel Paterson
  • Unspoken Truths: Strategies for Sourcing and Elevating Subtext with David Pope
  • The Commissioning Process: Writing Your Story Without Compromising Your Vision with Mellie Buse
  • How I Broke into Five Million Homes with Philip Lawrence
  • Writing for Netflix, the Beeb and Other Broadcasters in 2019 with Ceri Meyrick, Marc Lorber and Steve November
  • Screenwriting: It's Not Brain Surgery... Wait, What? with Cera Rose Pickering
  • Interrogating your Integrity with Catherine Williams
  • Facing Down Your Inner Saboteur with Bob Schultz
  • Day One Conclusion with Chris Jones
Sunday Morning Sessions
  • Meet YOUR Nemesis with Chris Jones
  • Genre Trauma with Stephen Follows
  • Why We Tell Stories with Kira-Anne Pelican
  • Acting is Reacting: The Myth of the Passive Protagonist with Jon Gilbert
  • A Life in Movies and Other Writing Adventures — Interview with Christopher Hampton
  • Peaky Blinders: Decrypting TV Success with Kate Phillips and Jamie Glazebrook
Sunday Afternoon Sessions
  • Bridge of Spies Script to Screen with Matt Charman
  • The Final Battle... How YOUR Work Needs to Survive and Thrive When it Meets the Industry and the Public with Robyn Larkin
  • Your Screenwriting Journey Map — Saying Yes to Success and Defining What Success Means to You with Karol Griffiths
  • Writing YOUR Voice, and WHY It’s Essential for Success Today with Ashley Pharaoh
  • Never Give Up, NEVER SURRENDER! with Simon Cox
  • Beyond ACCELERATE! with Chris Jones






Building A SMART Career in Screenwriting… The NEW rules with Dominic Morgan

Learn the secret of developing a career strategy, how to attract a top agent and land paid script deals. So much has changed in the way we view film and TV that it is inevitable that the way projects get optioned and people get hired will evolve too. Crammed with tips and tricks, strategies and tactics, this interactive workshop will help you build YOUR roadmap to success NOW.

Full Schedule In Detail
Saturday 2nd November 2019

Please note that sessions and timings may change. New speakers still being confirmed and sessions being added, so expect some delicious surprises!


8.00am to 9.00am Registration

Arrive early and get breakfast onsite with other screenwriters.


9.00am to 9.30am Buckle Up

Let's ACCELERATE! with Chris Jones

London Screenwriters' Festival creative director prepares you for the two-day experience... Get the plan for both days and buckle up for the adventure!


9.30am to 11.10am Saturday Morning Sessions

Building A SMART Career in Screenwriting… The NEW rules with Dominic Morgan

Learn the secret of developing a career strategy, how to attract a top agent and land paid script deals. So much has changed in the way we view film and TV that it is inevitable that the way projects get optioned and people get hired will evolve too. Crammed with tips and tricks, strategies and tactics, this interactive workshop will help you build YOUR roadmap to success NOW.

11.10am to 11.40am Saturday Morning Sessions

Building A SMART Career in Screenwriting… The NEW rules with Dominic Morgan

Learn the secret of developing a career strategy, how to attract a top agent and land paid script deals. So much has changed in the way we view film and TV that it is inevitable that the way projects get optioned and people get hired will evolve too. Crammed with tips and tricks, strategies and tactics, this interactive workshop will help you build YOUR roadmap to success NOW.

Building A SMART Career in Screenwriting… The NEW rules with Dominic Morgan

Learn the secret of developing a career strategy, how to attract a top agent and land paid script deals. So much has changed in the way we view film and TV that it is inevitable that the way projects get optioned and people get hired will evolve too. Crammed with tips and tricks, strategies and tactics, this interactive workshop will help you build YOUR roadmap to success NOW.