Eran Creevy wins inaugural British Screenwriting Award
- Writer/Director of Shifty and Welcome To The Punch awarded at the London Screenwriters’ Festival by Basic Instinct writer Joe Eszterhas
Eran Creevy (photo), whose debut feature Shifty [+see also:
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Creevy said, “I am so honoured to be receiving the London Screenwriters’ Festival’s first screenwriting award and from Joe, a complete screenwriting legend and having him share his experience here with all of us filmmakers has been beyond words. This whole event is just brilliant for filmmakers and getting the kind of advice and access here to people who have done it and achieved success is fantastic and an inspiration.”
The London Screenwriters’ Festival is one of the world’s biggest events for professional screenwriters in film, television and games and was held at the London School of Film, Media & Performance in Regent’s Park, October 25-27. Festival sessions included the writers of internationally acclaimed films, TV shows and games including The Fall, Broadchurch, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa [+see also:
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Phoebe Gibson won The Pitch Factor for best pitch for One More Day and Tom Alexander won the best project prize for Love Reset.
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