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All About Agents

4th October 2021

All members are invited to join us this week for an insightful online seminar in which three UK-based literary agents will inform you about securing representation; how agents can help your career and how the relationship between a writer and their agent works in practice.

Thursday, 7th October, 11.00 – 13.00
Online seminar open to all WGI members

Please check our newsletter [Vol. 17 Issue 20 • 29th September 2021] for details of attending.

Participating agents include:
Peter MacFarlane of MacFarlane Chard Associates
Kelly Knatchbull of Sayle Screen Limited
Giles Smart of United Agents

WGI would like to thank the BAI for supporting the event and Peter MacFarlane, Kelly Knatchbull and Giles Smart for their participation.

Peter MacFarlane

Peter MacFarlane launched MacFarlane Chard Associates in 1994 which has established itself as one of the UK’s leading agencies, representing literary and acting clients worldwide. It has since branched out to encompass several divisions including the prestigious MacFarlane Chard Ireland which was founded by Derick Mulvey,  Louise Tam and Peter.

Kelly Knatchbull

Kelly Knatchbull is an agent and director of Sayle Screen Ltd, one of the UK’s leading and longest standing independent agencies. She joined the agency nearly 10 years ago after starting out in development. She represents writers, directors and script editors across tv, film and theatre.

Giles Smart

In 1998, Giles Smart joined the Film, TV & Theatre Department at PFD in London, and began representing his own clients in 2003. In 2007, Giles left to join the new agency, United Agents, as one of its founding partners and he has worked there ever since.

Elliot Grove Seminar

21st September 2010

FilmbaseFilmbase is organising a book launch and seminar with Elliot Grove, writer of How to Write a Screenplay that Sells and founder of Raindance UK, from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday September 23rd. Tickets are €5 each.

There are two kinds of people who have to love your script. Agents, and Producers.

Why? Because they have the cash to buy it.

Raindance founder Elliot Grove takes screenwriters through the basics of writing a screenplay that producers will pick up and won’t be able to put down.

Elliot Grove has worked with writers and filmmakers at London’s Raindance Film Festival since 1992. He has produced over 150 short films, and 5 feature films. He has written 8 scripts, one of which is going into production late this year.