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BAFTA and BFI Screenwriters' Lecture Series in 2014

1 October 2014

In 2014 we saw a fantastic line-up for our Screenwriters' Lecture Series in partnership with  BFI. Speakers included; James Schamus, Emma Thompson and Steven Knight. 2014 marked the fifth year for the series which celebrates screenwriters' authorial contribution to film. Our speakers boast credits from a range of genres so please do enjoy the highlights and insights from their careers which we have captured. 

“It is the screenwriter who creates the blueprint for what we eventually see and experience on screen. The complex relationship between screenplay and completed film comes under vivid scrutiny this year, as we invite an impressive line-up of speakers combining their screenwriting talents with equally successful pursuits in directing, producing and acting.”

Jeremy Brock, Screenwriter and Founder of the Lecture Series


Screenwriters Lecture Series 2014 - James SchamusThursday 18 September 2014 

James Schamus

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Ice Storm

Watch James Schamus' lecture >


The BAFTA and BFI Screenwriters Lecture Series 2014 in association with The JJ Charitable Trust. British writer and actress Emma Thompson gives the second lecture in the series at the BFI Southbank on 20 September 2014. Chaired by Jeremy Brock. Other writeSaturday 20 September 2014

Emma Thompson

Effie Gray, Nanny McPhee, Pride & Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility

Watch Emma Thompson's lecture >


Screenwriters Lectures in 2014Monday 29 September 2014

Steven Knight

Closed Circuit, Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises

Watch Steven Knight's lecture >