From Idea to Screenplay: SoA at BFI Future Film Festival

Location: Blue Room, BFI Southbank
Address: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road South Bank London SE1 8XT
Event time: 1.30-2.30pm
Join writers Jacqueline Haigh and Luke Shipman from the Society of Authors for a lesson on how to turn your ideas into screenplays.

Event details

The 12th BFI Future Film Festival is the UK's most important film industry festival for young, emerging filmmakers.

The Society of Authors will be offering 60-minute session on how to turn your ideas into screenplays. Join SoA member Luke Shipman (ghostwriter, scriptwriter and filmmaker) and Jacqueline Haigh (scriptwriter and story consultant) from the London Ghost Writing company in conversation with Theo Jones, co-secretary of SoA's Scriptwriters Group.

About the speakers

Jacqueline Haigh writes for film, TV, radio, stage and print. Feature film screenplays include The Glastonbury Grail, The Sacred Quest and Twinge. Books include the non-fiction Misadventures in Mature Dating. She has also made award-winning short films and works extensively in script editing, including BFI funded, animated feature Amazing Ray.

Writer Luke Shipman is the founder of The London Ghostwriting Company. His team write books and films for the market without credit. He works as a story consultant, and ghostwriter on novels, memoirs, non-fiction books and screenplays. He studied film theory, video and scriptwriting, and now with his own independent film company he plans to write and direct his own feature films.

Theo Jones is a Publishing Contracts Advisor at the Society of Authors, where he works to support the organisation’s mission to protect the rights and further the interests of writer creators: from novelists to translators, playwrights to children’s book illustrators and academics to ghost-writers. As Co-Secretary to the Scriptwriters Group he has particular expertise in representing writers and makers working across TV, film and radio as well as emerging AV media.

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