The UK’s major film organisations come together to present Sargent-Disc BAFTA Filmmakers’ Market on Saturday 13 July at BAFTA HQ in London. Featuring a packed day of seminars, workshops, screenings and free speed surgeries with key industry professionals all aimed at improving filmmakers’ understanding of the craft and business of film. Each session is £6 and the day will finish with a free networking reception http://bit.ly/19RIwNR
LFA presents: MEET THE STORY EDITOR
A great film starts with a brilliant story and is realised through the hands and eyes of great story-tellers. A story editor can become a filmmaker’s strongest ally through the development process, helping them realise their full potential in the form of a polished entertaining and marketable script.
Understanding audience is key and whether you’re aiming for success in the mainstream or to impress the art-house crowd, a good story editor is on hand to guide a writer and their creative team through 3 and 5 act structure, genre-convention, character-driven narrative, plotting and subtext whist simultaneously steering them away from exposition and on-the-nose dialogue. Hear how they do it and find out how they can benefit you and your story.
RACHEL WARDLOW began working in film as a production runner on feature films such as Blow Dry and The Gathering before joining Ruby Films in 2002 where she worked in all aspects of development and production on films Love + Hate, Sylvia, Proof, Brick Lane & The Other Boleyn Girl.
In 2005 she co-ordinated the Development Fund for the UK Film Council before becoming the Head of Development at Magic Light Pictures (The Cottage, Wild Target and Chico & Rita). In 2008 she became the Development Producer for Bigger Pictures (Exhibit A). She left there in May 2009 to line-produce a feature film, I Am Nasrine, for writer/director Tina Gharavi which was nominated for a BAFTA in 2013.
Rachel’s first short, Inseparable, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Natalie Press premiered at the London Film Festival before going to screen at festival such as Brest International and LA Shorts. It was nominated for a New Producer’s Alliance Award and short-listed for British Independent Film Award in 2007. It is now distributed via itunes by Shorts International. Her latest short film Incorporated premiered at The BFI London Film Festival in October 2010. As well as being short-listed for a BAFTA it took the runner-up prize at Born Shorts and won Best Short under 30 minutes at Victoria Independent Film Festival in 2012.
Rachel is currently developing a slate of feature films and television projects with emerging writers and directors.
Rachel is the lead tutor on LFA's Screenwriting Diploma and Screenwriting Foundation.
CLIVE BRADLEY has written extensively for film and television. He was nominated for a Writers Guild of Great Britain Award for City of Vice (Channel Four); his That Summer Day (BBC) won the Bafta for Best Children’s Drama in 2007. Other credits include Last Rights (Channel Four), a three-part thriller for schools; A Harlot’s Progress (Channel Four), a two-hour single drama. He has also written for The Vice (ITV), Waking the Dead (BBC), and Single-handed (RTE/ITV).
He wrote the original screenplay for W∆Z (Vertigo 2008, directed by Tom Shankland).
Currently he is working on a number of film projects, including Baptism (Slingshot films); Gold Dust (Oxford Films), an adaptation of the novel by Ibrahim al-Koni, set in Libya in 1911, to which Peter Webber is attached; and The Hard Goodbye (Rialto Films, Copenhagen), to which Julian Simpson is attached.
He is developing a television series, Pharaoh, with Anonymous Content, Robert Cort Productions and Fox TV (US) and Atlantique Productions (France). He is also co-writing (with Rod Lurie) a six-part mini-series, Lawrence of Arabia (Fremantle Media), to be directed by Roland Emmerich.
Clive is the guest tutor on LFA's Screenwriting Diploma.
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