Aspö Writing Lab London 2017


Aspö Writing Lab heads to the vibrating backstreets of Shoreditch, London. Our goal: Stronger screenplays enriched by diversity.

We are exited once again to collaborate with award winning professor, screenwriting coach and Wift member Marilyn Horowitz, New York, director Zanyar Adami & actors, and many more of the best creative minds in the industry. Join us June 19 - 21st 2017!


What you get

  • Have your scene performed live by a director and actors
  • Explore what happens to a scene when stereotypes are changed
  • Have the option to get your scene filmed (see below)
  • Discover how producers, directors and actors read your screenplay
  • Learn more about the craft of screenwriting, by watching and discussing the scenes performed
  • Network with the others in your industry

Your scene performed live!
Have your scene performed live by actors and overseen by a professional director. Get valuable feedback that will help you to improve not only your scene, but the rest of your screenplay. You can also have your scene recorded.

What a producer wants (and doesn't want!) in a screenplay - and why diversity matters
Meet producers and screenwriting gurus from Sweden, New York and London who will discuss what producers want and don't want in a screenplay, and the importance of diversity. A unique opportunity to explore the craft of screenplays with some of the best minds in the industry.

We watch and analyze film, and work in progress and finished short films by Aspö Writing Lab delegates.


Monday June 19th (12-10pm) Drop in brunch from 10 – 12 am

  • Coffee/Lunch
  • Welcome & introduction
  • Writing Class I – Plot & premise question
  • Scenes performed by Zanyar & actors
  • Mingle & networking

Tuesday June 20th (9am-10pm)

  • Coffee /Lunch
  • Writing Class II – Turning points
  • Scenes performed by Zanyar & actors
  • Creative storytelling
  • Film Jam

Wednesday June 21st (9am-4pm)

  • Coffee/Lunch
  • Writing Class III – Character
  • Stereotypes vs diversity – see it from the actors
  • What a producer wants (and don’t want!) in a screenplay
  • How to sell your screenplay - UK vs SWE Filmindustry
  • What have we learnt?


Aspö Writing Lab London is produced in collaboration with Women in Film and Television (WIFT).

How to apply

Your application should include:

  • A key scene from your screenplay (3-4 minutes). Max 5 actors (the screenplay doesn't need to be finished, only the scene).
  • A few words about yourself and why you'd like to join Aspö WritingLab in London

Send your key scene as a pdf to:

Limited number of places. If your application has been accepted you will be given information by June 1.



Apply here or use the email address above to send in your application. 


Aspö Writing Lab London


A three day Writing Lab



June 19 - 21th, 2017


Once  your application has been accepted you will recieve information how to pay for the class. You can then secure your place by paying the class fee.

  • Class fee: 250 UK pound + VAT
  • Film fee: 50 UK pound + VAT per filmed scene.
  • Included: Writing Lab + lunch/coffee breaks
  • NOT included: Travel + accomodation
  • Option: We are looking for a larger apartment for sharing of accommodation. Contact us if you are interested!
  • Free screenplay feedback in private consultation with Birgitta Liljedahl/Marilyn Horowitz


If you have any questions concerning this class, please contact Birgitta Liljedahl: