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Screenwriters on Screenwriting 2010

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The 2010 Lecture Series

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Aline Brosh Mckenna

Aline Brosh McKenna

21 September 2010

The writer of The Devil Wears Prada shares her love of workplace comedies, and the challenge of good exposition and transitions.

Aline Brosh McKenna Screenwriters Lecture

Simon Beaufoy

Simon Beaufoy

17 September 2010

The Slumdog Millionaire writer explores several aspects of screenwriting, including how a script's tone can completely change; The Full Monty was originally written as a drama.

Simon Beaufoy Screenwriters Lecture

Christopher Hampton

Christopher Hampton

10 September 2010

The Atonement writer discusses a script's structure and evolution, plus working with David Cronenberg on A Dangerous Method.

Christopher Hampton Screenwriters Lecture

Sir David Hare

David Hare

09 September 2010

Hare, who's adapted The Reader and The Hours, states that the role of the screenwriter is "The Fall Guy" and discusses the relationship between language and image.

David Hare Screenwriters Lecture

Sir Ronald Harwood

Sir Ronald Harwood

23 September 2010

Harwood discusses his work on films such as The Pianist and The Diving Bell & The Butterfly, and states that he never knows in advance how his scripts will end.

Ronald Harwood Screenwriters Lecture

Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan

20 September 2010

The Scottish writer is a key collaborator of director Ken Loach, with My Name Is Joe, The Wind That Shakes The Barley and Looking For Eric among their many projects together.

Peter Morgan Screenwriters Lecture