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Alfonso Cuarón

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) has revealed the 2018 line-up of speakers for its screenwriters’ lecture series.

This year will feature Alfonso Cuarón, Nicole Holofcener, Nadine Labaki, Ol Parker, Paul Schrader and Taika Waititi.

The series, taking place at Bafta’s HQ in Piccadilly, will kick off on Friday November 23 with Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again writer/director Ol Parker.

On Saturday November 24 New Zealand film director, screenwriter and actor Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok) will deliver his lecture, as will American writer-director Nicole Holofcener (Friends with Money, Enough Said).

Mexican writer-director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, the upcoming ROMA) and Lebanese writer-director Nadine Labaki (Cannes prize winner Capernaum) will appear on Sunday November 25.

Also on Sunday, the closing lecture will be delivered by Taxi Driver and Raging Bull writer Paul Schrader.

The events are open to the public, with podcasts of all the lectures available later in the year.