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Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By The Sea), Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann), Park Chan-wook (Old Boy) and Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie) are to deliver this year’s BAFTA Screenwriters’ Lectures in October.

Now in its seventh year, the Screenwriters’ Lecture Series celebrates screenwriters’ contribution to film, and gives well known writers a platform to share highlights and insights from their careers.

The series, funded by JJ Charitable Trust (one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts), was created by BAFTA-winning screenwriter Jeremy Brock.

This year’s lecture by Park Chan-wook is hosted in partnership with the BFI.

Dame Pippa Harris, chair of the BAFTA Film Committee said: “The Screenwriters’ Lecture Series, brilliantly overseen by Jeremy Brock, offers an invaluable opportunity to hear today’s most acclaimed screenwriters share their wisdom and secrets of the trade. This year we have an outstanding line up of diverse, international talent, and I can’t wait to hear their insights.”

Event dates and venues:

Friday 7 October - Kenneth Lonergan - BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

Sunday 9 October - Maren Ade - BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

Saturday 22 October - Park Chan-wook - BFI Southbank

To be announced - Phil Lord and Chris Miller - BAFTA 195 Piccadilly