The brand-new service from The London Horror Society, dedicated to helping creative people of all experience levels and specialities bring their ideas to life.
We have created LHS Pro to be the ultimate solution to not only help writers, filmmakers and any other creative individuals find others to work and collaborate with…
…but also help demystify and simplify some of the more complex and time-consuming areas of the creative industry too.
And not only that, it aims to help both aspiring and seasoned professionals develop their talents by learning from those at the very top of their game – in every corner of the film industry.
What Do I Get As An LHS Pro Member?
First and foremost, you get access to our special LHS Pro members-only website, which will be where you find all of the your main perks of membership:
Access To The Private LHS Pro Discord Server
If you haven’t yet used it, Discord is an all-in-one text chat and forum that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. As soon as you join LHS Pro, you’ll be able to access our private Discord area, which is the ‘beating heart’ of our new service.
Once you’re inside, you’ll be able to meet and talk to your fellow Pros in real time and share news about what you’re working on.
But what we’re really excited about, is that you’ll also be able to find other people to collaborate with too. So, if you’re looking for assistance in bringing your film idea or script to life – or if you’re looking to find a project to get involved with, then this is the place to make it happen.
Each and every month, we’ll be hosting recorded online video Q&As with top industry experts from a wide range of specialities.
You’ll not only get your chance to pose questions to writers, directors and other creative maestros, but also those in the more niche areas of the industry, such as PR & marketing, or crowdfunding, to name just a couple.
In each Master Q&A session, we’ll be asking our guest questions sent in directly by you, our members.
Currently waiting for you inside are our first three sessions…
The first is with Dr Rebekah Louisa Smith, or as she’s better known to many, The Film Festival Doctor.
Dr Smith and her team currently help UK filmmakers of all levels get their films seen by audiences around the world. And so far, she has notched up more than 1000 film festival awards for her clients along the way.
This session is ready for you to watch as soon as you join LHS Pro, and in it, Dr Smith uncovers:
- How to best set out your festival strategy, and when to create one.
- How to maximise your selection chances.
- How to make the most of your exposure
- What to do if it all goes wrong!
In the second, we talk to Greg Day, Film PR specialist.
Greg is the managing director of Clout Communications, who boast an impressive client list including Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories) Derren Brown, Michael Madsen (Kill Bill, Resevoir Dogs) The Horror Channel, Signature Entertainment and many more. He has over 20 years experience in the sector, working for the likes of Channel 4 and Columbia Pictures.
Whether it be a film, theatre production or book, knowing how to best market your work is absolutely crucial in finding the right audience for you. In our time together, Greg and I discuss:
- What a good PR campaign looks like, and when to create one.
- How to try attract attention from distributors, even if you have a small following.
- What the absolute ‘must-haves’ are in your EPK or press pack.
- The most common PR mistakes that you could make.
And in the third, we talk to Jordan Allwood, Film Sales and Acquisitions specialist
Jordan Allwood has worked in International Sales and Distribution for over 5 years, beginning at Universal Pictures International. He is now Sales & Acquisitions manager at Independent Films.
Here, he sells the international rights for film titles, and seeks out new projects for the company to represent.
If you’re looking to lock in some form of distribution for your film, then a good sales agent is worth their weight in gold.
And in this Master Q&A, Jordan talks about:
- When a filmmaker should approach a sales agent.
- What you should be looking for when recruiting one.
- What agents specifically look for when acquiring new films.
- Why a provisional deal might fall through, and how to avoid it happening.
…plus even more valuable insights.
We’re incredibly passionate about helping both budding and experienced filmmakers, writers and other industry professionals get out there and create fabulous projects. After all, there’s so much to be learned by getting out there and learning through experience!
But this doesn’t mean that we don’t see value in formal training and better understanding the theory behind it.
That’s why at LHS Pro, we’re working with some highly respected tutors to develop condensed and concise recorded training sessions that aim to provide a deeper, more academic insight into a range of creative subjects.
And the moment you join LHS Pro, you’ll be able to access our first course: How To Write A Screenplay.
This 3-hour recorded video tutorial explores a proven method for developing concepts into production-ready scripts, and is written and developed by Paul Harker, a lecturer in Screenwriting at the University of Leeds and a screenwriting mentor at the Oakwood Film Academy.
It’s split into 3 unique sessions:
- Session 1: 101 Film Structure
- Session 2: Using Structure to develop loglines
- Session 3: From Logline to finished script
This degree-level series is ideal for screenwriting beginners and early career writers — but it’s also a fantastic ‘refresher’ course for those that are more experienced too. And all three parts are available for you to digest as soon as you join LHS Pro.
LHS Pro Partners
This is where you can link up with our preferred list of industry partners. We’ve picked out who we believe are the best providers of key services such as kit hire, prop hire and crowdfunding support, with more to be added very soon!
The aim here is to save you time and effort shopping around for the best cover, package, or whatever else you might need to develop your project — we’ve already done the hard work for you!
What’s more, we’ve arranged some exclusive special offers and packages too, saving you even more money!
This includes a fantastic 30% off Final Draft — the leading screenwriting software. That saving on its own is worth more than the cost of LHS Pro membership!
“ASK LHS PRO”
We imagine a number of you might well be unsure about joining a new service right at the very beginning of its life. And we understand that – it can absolutely be scary to be among the first group of people to take the plunge into something new!
And also, we fully appreciate that it might take a bit of time for new members to filter in to the service, making our Discord server quieter at the start.
So we wanted to do something extra special for those people – our ‘founder members’ – who decide to join us from the very start.
That’s why, for a limited time only1, all ‘founder members’ who come on board will have access to a very special perk indeed: Ask LHS Pro.
This bonus benefit gives you the opportunity to come to us with any particular problem or obstacle that you might be experiencing with a project – and we’ll come back to you with suggestions on how best we think you could solve it.
(Although please note, we can’t provide any specific legal advice.)
Think of it as a special ‘helpline’ of sorts, that gives you instant access to the London Horror Society and our wealth of contacts and experience. With this perk at your fingertips, we’re extremely confident that we can guide you through whatever is causing you issues.
Weekly Industry News Digest
It can be tricky keeping up with everything that’s happening in the industry. That’s why every Saturday morning, we’ll send you a shortlist of the most important news stories that have occurred over the past week, in a quick, easy-to-digest email.
What Our Members Have Said About Us…
“We have worked with LHS on our horror film festival for the last few years and they are fantastic! The passion, knowledge and enthusiasm they have for the horror genre is second to none”
– J.W. Festival Director
“The LHS has been amazing at helping to promote our work online – from shorts to features, and even our crowdfunding campaigns. It helps bring our work to a new audience and has enabled us to form ongoing relationships with other filmmakers, both in the UK and beyond.
Their reviews are fair and balanced, and the events they run are a great opportunity for like-minded horror fans and creators to engage in the community. I’ve always felt very welcomed and enthused by their concentration on the genre.”
R.R. Film Producer & Director
“Uncanny Collective have been working with The London Horror Society for some time now, having our live events, online shows and podcast promoted through their website, newsletter and social media. Every communication and interaction with their entire team is an absolute joy!
Our content is always welcomed with open arms and distributed to their members in a speedy and effective manner. With their help and promotion, our audiences we perform to, our social media following and general horror network are continuing to grow and we’re so thankful for their contribution to that. The whole LHS are definitely considered part of our Horror Family.”
“The London Horror Society is a terrific, awesome place filled with love for all the things indie horror. Our little dark gem KEEP MUM found love and support here while we discovered many terrific, visionary and thrilling voices too! You must join! The London Horror Society is the Best!”
L.D.P. Film Director
How Much Does Access To LHS Pro Cost?
Now, when you consider the sheer amount of value contained inside LHS Pro, you wouldn’t be alone in thinking that the cost of membership could have run into hundreds of pounds a year.
But we wanted to make LHS Pro as accessible to as many people as we possibly can.
Which is why we have decided to price a full 12 months of membership at just £49. That works out to less than £1 a week!1
We are so proud of what we’ve accomplished here at The London Horror Society already, and are so excited to be entering the next stage of our journey to hopefully help everyone try and make the very most of their creative careers.
To join us at LHS Pro, simply click the button below and follow the simple instructions.
We sincerely look forward to welcoming you inside LHS Pro!
The London Horror Society Team
Your card will be charged £49 for your first year of service. At the end of your first year, your subscription will automatically renew at £49 annually unless cancelled. You may cancel your membership at any time by contacting email@example.com. Please note that your initial subscription fee is non-refundable. The ‘Ask LHS Pro’ perk will only be available to the first 300 people that subscribe, and the deadline for submitting questions is 15th October 2021. Please see our terms of service for the full details.