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John Logan: Screenwriters' Lecture

20 December 2011

Part of BAFTA's 2011 Screenwriters' Lecture Series.

On the 20 September, John Logan spoke to a packed audience in London as part of the 2011 BAFTA and BFI Screenwriters' Lecture Series.

Widely regarded as one of Hollywood's leading screenwriters, John Logan has collaborated with some of the most visionary directors of our time: Tim Burton, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg.

He is notable for the diversity of his projects: in 2011 alone his writing is at the heart of animated comedy Rango, Ralph Fiennes’ directorial debut Coriolanus, Bond 23 directed by Sam Mendes, and Martin Scorsese's Hugo.

What I say to to young writers is: read your Shakespeare. Read your Shelley. Read your Keats. Read your Byron. Love language.