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Screenwriters' Lecture Series 2018

Friday, 23 November 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, 25 November 2018 - 5:30pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London

Now in its ninth edition, the Screenwriters’ Lecture Series exists to celebrate screenwriters’ authorial contribution to film and gives esteemed talent a platform to share highlights and insights from their careers with an audience of film-lovers and their peers. Created by BAFTA award-winning screenwriter Jeremy Brock, the series is supported by JJ Charitable Trust, one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts.

Ticket offer: £12 a lecture or £30 for three lectures!

Ol Parker

Friday 23 November, 19.00

BAFTA-nominated writer-director, whose projects include The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as well as the recent smash hit musical sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

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Taika Waititi

Saturday 24 November, 15.00

Celebrated New Zealand writer-director, actor, and comedian, whose work includes Eagle vs Shark, the BIFA-nominated Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and What We Do in the Shadows.

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Nicole Holofcener

Nicole Holofcener

Saturday 24 November, 18.00

The American writer-director is known for her lauded debut Walking and Talking, as well as Friends with Money and Enough Said. Most recently, she co-wrote the screenplay for the Melissa McCarthy-led biographical drama, Can You Ever Forgive Me? and wrote and directed The Land of Steady Habits.

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Alfonso Cuarón

Sunday 25 November, 12.00

The four-time BAFTA and two-time Oscar winner has written and directed a wide range of critically-acclaimed films including Y Tu Mamá También, Children of Men, Gravity, and his highly anticipated eighth feature, Roma, that sees Cuarón return to the Mexico City of his childhood.

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Nadine Labaki

Sunday 25 November, 15.00

After receiving critical acclaim for her films Where Do We Go Now? and Caramel, Lebanese writer, director and actress, Nadine Labaki made history at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival as the first female Arab filmmaker to win a major prize in the competition when she was awarded the Jury Prize for this year’s powerful drama, Capernaum.

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Paul Schrader

Sunday 25 November, 17.30

Legendary American writer-director, known for his frequent collaborations with Martin Scorsese: Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ and Bringing Out the Dead. He also wrote and directed American Gigolo and recent release First Reformed, starring Ethan Hawke.

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Members tickets go on sale on Wednesday 7 November, 9.30
Public tickets go on sale on Friday 9 November, 12.30
Tickets will be available for collection from reception 30 minutes before event start time