Highlighting Horror: Scriptwriting Day

Saturday 19 August 2017

Saturday 19th August, 10am-late
QUAD, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS

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Come along for the day and celebrate the horror genre with the world’s leading organisation for professional horror writers (horror.org/about/). Through exclusive interviews, informative panel discussions, and frightening short film screenings you will learn how to write and sell a script from leading members of the UK horror industry and a number of very special guests. There will also be opportunities to purchase books, get autographs, and socialise with many experienced writers, film-makers and publishers. 

Speakers confirmed so far:

Joe Ahearne, director and scriptwriter, The Replacement, The Secret of Crickley Hall, Apparitions, Ultraviolet (TV), B&B (feature film)

Jason Arnopp, scriptwriter and author, The Last Days of Jack Sparks, Stormhouse (feature film)

Cat Davies, producer, writer and actor, KEEN-wah, Connie, Blood Shed (short films)

Stephen Gallagher, scriptwriter, director and author, Oktober, Eleventh Hour, The Forgotten (TV)

Simeon Halligan, director, Splintered, The Blood Lands, Habit

Jennifer Handorf, producer, Prevenge, Minutes Past Midnight, Bait, The Devil’s Business

James Moran, writer and director, Severance, Tower Block, Cockneys vs Zombies (feature films), Primeval, Torchwood, Girl Number 9 (TV)

Stephen Volk, scriptwriter and author, Gothic, The Kiss, The Guardian, The Awakening (feature films), Midwinter of the Spirit, Afterlife, Ghostwatch (TV)

Tickets: £35.00

The event is FREE to HWA members (HWA members should contact Marie O’Regan at marie@marieoregan.net to arrange a ticket).