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Charlie Kaufman: Screenwriters' Lecture

20 December 2011

Watch screenwriter Charlie Kaufman deliver his first public lecture - as part of the 2011 BAFTA and BFI Screenwriters' Lecture Series.

On the 30 September, in front of a sell-out theatre at the BFI in London, Charlie Kaufman delivered the final lecture in BAFTA's 2011 Screenwriters' Lecture Series.

Kaufman - one of the few contemporary screenwriters whose name commands top-billing status alongside his films' directors - has quickly established himself as an uncompromisingly original and imaginative talent. 1999's Being John Malkovich, in which the eponymous actor plays a fictional version of himself, earned Kaufman a BAFTA Film Award for Best Screenplay - an award he picked up again for Adaptation (2002) and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004).

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