The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have announced that the latest in their prestigious series of lectures by the world’s leading screenwriters will feature writer-directors Kenneth Lonergan, Maren Ade, Park Chan-wook, and Phil Lord and Chris Miller this October.
Now in its seventh year, the Screenwriters’ Lecture Series exists to celebrate screenwriters’ authorial contribution to film, and gives esteemed writers a platform to share highlights and insights from their careers with an audience of film-lovers and their peers.
This year’s lectures will begin with BAFTA and Oscar-nominated American playwright, screenwriter and director Kenneth Lonergan (Gangs of New York, Manchester by the Sea) at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly on Friday 7 October. German director, screenwriter and producer Maren Ade (Everyone Else, Toni Erdmann) will then take to the stage at BAFTA on Sunday 9 October.
South Korean director, screenwriter and producer Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden) will deliver his lecture on Saturday 22 October at BFI Southbank. Audiences will also hear from BAFTA-winning American screenwriters, producers, directors, actors and animators Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, The LEGO Movie) at BAFTA, the date of which will be announced shortly.
Public tickets for Kenneth Lonergan, Maren Ade, Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be available from 1pm on Friday 16 September via the BAFTA website at www.bafta.org/whats-on
Tickets for Park Chan-wook are on sale from Tuesday 4 October through the BFI Southbank box office (www.bfi.org.uk/whatson)