We get to take our Script Clinic out on the road, hear about all kinds of exciting film projects, and meet lots of interesting and talented new (and familiar) people.
The LSF is a great event for writers, featuring:
- Inspirational and informative talks;
- Film industry luminaries sharing ideas and experiences;
- The opportunity to network with people you'd never meet anywhere else;
And, last but not least ...
- The chance to pitch your film project to people who can get it made.
But beware this common error.
Too many writers pitch an idea to a producer at LSF, get a positive response - then delay sending the script because they know, deep down, that it isn't ready.
We've seen this happen many times.
Writers then spend a month or two trying to wrestle their story into shape, producers forget about meeting them, the moment passes ... and the script never gets sent out.
So now is the time to get your film project in shape for October.
And we can help!
Our 'doctors' can give you the feedback you need to make the right improvements to your story, so you'll feel confident to show it (immediately) to anyone who's interested.
After all, we're the people the LSF trusts to give feedback. Otherwise, we wouldn't be on-site for the entire Festival, offering appointments and drop-in help at the Script Clinic.
You can read more about our feedback services here.
The Script Clinic
Every year, we take our Script Clinic to the LSF. And every year we get the same comments - that, of all the events on offer, it's the one most directly concerned with helping writers, and the one most focused on their projects.
At the Script Clinic, writers get the best possible advice on their stories in a friendly, one-to-one meeting with a professional editor who has read their material.
We can even give you last-minute help with your pitch.
But it takes a while to write a new draft - usually much longer than writers imagine. So, with our help, make the best use of your time before the Festival.