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Screenwriters on Screenwriting 2011

A series of lectures from the world's leading screenwriters hosted by BAFTA and the BFI in 2011. The series was curated and introduced by prolific screenwriter; Jeremy Brock.

The 2011 Lecture Series

Charlie Kaufman

30 September 2011

One of modern cinema’s most celebrated writers, Kaufman’s work includes surreal fantasy Being John Malkovich, cerebral sci-fi Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and comedy drama Adaptation.

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William Nicholson

13 September 2011

Nicholson's feature scripts range from acclaimed romantic drama Shadowlands to action adventures like Gladiator and Elizabeth: The Golden Age and intense human dramas such as Nell and Firelight.

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Moira Buffini

16 September 2011

Buffini is a playwright and screenwriter with ambitious and confident vision. Her feature scripts include adaptations of Tamara Drewe and Jane Eyre and the forthcoming Byzantium.

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John Logan

20 September 2011

The man behind Russell Crowe’s brilliant line “At my signal, unleash hell” in Gladiator, Logan is one of Hollywood's most prolific writers. His other credits include The Aviator, Rango and Hugo.

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Guillermo Arriaga

26 September 2011

One of the contemporary kings of non-linear narratives, Arriaga’s passion for the human condition runs through all his films, including Amores Perros, Babel and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.

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Frank Cottrell Boyce

27 September 2011

The Liverpudlian writer has proved a deft hand in a range of genres, from powerful family drama Hilary & Jackie to family adventure Millions, sci-fi drama Code 46 and comedy biopic 24 Hour Party People.

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Paul Laverty

29 September 2011

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.

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