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Joss Whedon: A Life in Pictures

14 June 2013

The writer/director of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Serenity and The Avengers discusses his fascinating career in this A Life in Pictures interview.

Screenwriters' Lecture: Abi Morgan

29 October 2012

The woman who reimagined Margaret Thatcher's ailing years for the silver screen, Abi Morgan has proved her impressive range across Film, Television and beyond in work such as The Iron Lady, Shame and The Hour.

Screenwriters' Lecture: Brian Helgeland

26 October 2012

Writer Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) explains what it feels like to win an Oscar an a Razzie on the same weekend, why he thinks writer's block is a myth, and reveals Clint Eastwood's unique powers of persuasion. 

Screenwriters' Lecture: Peter Straughan

24 October 2012

The writer behind Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Men Who Stare at Goats discusses the complexities of adaptation, and how he strives to weave together "a net of words and silence, images and music" in every script.

Screenwriters' Lecture: Scott Frank

1 October 2012

In this lecture, Scott Frank illustrates the importance of opening scenes, the challenges his craft encompasses and how, ultimately, "it’s all about the words". 

Screenwriters Lectures in 2012

Screenwriters' Lecture: Julian Fellowes

26 September 2012

Acclaimed screenwriter Fellowes found success later in life, carving out his niche in British period dramas for Film and Television. His international hits include Downton Abbey and Gosford Park.

Screenwriters Lectures in 2011

Screenwriters' Lecture: 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.

Winners and guests at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel for the British Academy Scotland Awards 2012 on Sunday 18 November

Screenwriters' Lecture: 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.