Screenwriters embrace the world through words. Championing unique viewpoints, diverse stories and provocative conversations, screenwriters are changing and challenging the film landscape today. 'From script to screen' starts with the script, and we're proud to say that these scriptwriters' journeys have started at Covent Garden.
Female representation and ‘strong women’ paradox with LFS Honorary Associate and 2019 BAFTA winner for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema, Elizabeth Karlsen
At a time when much of the conversation in the film industry revolves around gender parity and representation of women on the world’s top film sets, Elizabeth Karlsen is one of the industry’s mavericks whose views on the subject might offer some insight. The multi-award-winning producer’s most recent films Colette and Carol are illustrative of the type of stories that can win critics and audiences while giving women’s narratives centre stage. She is currently a Patron of the Women’s Film and Television Network.
Winning Sundance, selling yourself, and distinct cinematic voices: an interview with producer Olivier Kaempfer
Olivier is in that enviable position of being part of the establishment whilst still retaining an edge. BAFTA-nominated, Sundance-winning, and the executive director of one of the most important film funds in the UK, Microwave, he’s one of the best people you could hope to talk to about time management as well as the state of British cinema.
We are pleased to announce that the Leverhulme Trust has awarded the London Film School a grant for Leverhulme Arts Scholarships. These awards will be available for the terms starting in September 2019.
London Film School has something of a reputation for developing talent and filmmakers’ creative voices. Often the most formative and remunerative work directors do, particularly early on in their careers, is commercials. One of LFS’s graduates who has been carving out a name for himself as a commercial director, is TJ O’Grady Peyton, graduated from LFS’ MA Filmmaking in 2010.
Many congratulations to MA Screenwriting grad Lawrie Doran for being one of 12 John Brabourne recipients!
We’re proud to see further screenings for MA Filmmaking graduate Lara Zeidan’s grad film ‘Three Centimetres’ at the only LGBT Festival in Russia, Side By Side.
Sophie McVeigh on CanneSeries and signing up with an agent: Sophie graduated from the MA in Screenwriting (MAS) in 2017 and will be known to following MAS cohorts as one of the students that course leaders like to hold up as the golden mean when it comes to essay writing. A prior teacher and hobby writer, Sophie is one of those people who decided to give up on it all in order to dedicate herself to screenwriting, starting with the MA at London Film School (LFS). The results have paid off.