Friday, December 07, 2007

Screenwriter Peter Straughan

Just a quickie for the weekend: something you might be interested in if you're free on Monday night and live in London, Brighton or the South East.

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Talent Focus: Peter Straughan at Brighton's Lighthouse

"Recently named by Variety as one of 10 screenwriters to watch (the only Brit in the pack), Peter Straughan’s star is rapidly rising, with offers flooding in from Hollywood. Currently in the pipeline is a project with George Clooney - OUR BRAND IS CRISIS - an adaptation of a documentary about U.S. campaigning tactics for a Bolivian election.

Regarded as a bold, inventive and versatile writer, Peter has worked across many mediums including radio, theatre, television, novels, short stories and most recently, film. With two screenplays produced so far, SIXTY SIX and MRS RATCLIFFE’S REVOLUTION, his adaptation of Toby Young’s memoir, HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE is set for release in 2008.

With his reputation as a screenwriter fast racking up an impressive number of collaborations with some of film’s biggest names, Variety recently described Straughan as “just about the most in-demand Brit scribe out there.”

Hear Peter in conversation with Dan MacRae (Optimum Releasing), discussing his career to date, plans for the future, and the trials and tribulations of being one of the UK’s most sought after screenwriters.

We will also be screening an exclusive teaser trailer of HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE.

To book tickets, please call 01273 647197 or for enquiries please email: info @ lighthouse.org.uk

Monday 10th December
7.00pm: Doors and Bar
7.30pm: Event Start
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ
Entry: £5/£4 concs"

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And if anyone does go, be sure to blog or tell us about it.

1 comment:

Lucy said...

Chip should do it. Or die.

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