The first InternationalScreenwriters Festival, scheduled for June 27-30 in Cheltenham, has added a masterclass with Nicolas Roeg and Allan Scott, director and screenwriter of classic Don't Look Now.

The pair will screen theirfilm Cold Heaven and discuss their collaborativerelationship.

Other speakers confirmed forthe inaugural event include producer Kevin Loader and writer Olivia Hetreed on the art of adapting; screenwriter Jimmy McGoverndiscussing his work; William Nicholson on surviving in Hollywood; Film Four Labhead Peter Carlton about simultaneous release patterns; producer Gina Carter onfinancing; Julian Fellowes on creating commercialfilms; and Ingenious Finance's Paula Jalfon andCapitol Films' Ed Clarke on what makes a script attractive for investors andsales companies.

The festival also announcedthat its New Writers Day will now include "Pitch Factor," a feature film coachingand pitching session in association with Channel 4's Ideas Factory.

The festival is backed by FilmFour, the UK Film Council, South West Screen,Cheltenham Studios, Wiggin, AristaDevelopment and other supporters. Screen International is a media partner.

More information can be found on the festival website.

For more on screenwriting,see this week's Screen International.