James Schamus, Emma Thompson and Steven Knight to lecture in September.

James Schamus, Emma Thompson and Steven Knight will headline BAFTA and BFI’s annual screenwriters lecture series this September.

These lectures, the first in the 2014 series, will take place between Sept 18-29.

Writer, producer and former Focus Features CEO Schamus, who co-wrote Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, The Ice Storm and Lust Caution, kicks the season off on Sept 18.

Writer and actress Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Nanny McPhee) takes to the stage at BFI Southbank on Sept 20, while writer and director Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises, Peaky Blinders, Locke) will follow on Sept 29.

The season is programmed by screenwriter Jeremy Brock and funded by JJ Charitable Trust, one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts.