Sunday, July 01, 2007

Tough Times for Screenwriters

In the Sunday Times Culture magazine, Richard Brooks comments on reports that Raj Persaud will be among the speakers at the Screenwriters' Festival in Cheltenham next week:
At the Cheltenham Screenwriters’ Festival, which starts on Tuesday, there are talks from David Hare, William Nicholson and Raj Persaud. Why the psychiatrist? He is there to expand on his theory, based on research, that film writers have a tougher time than directors or producers: apparently, award-winning screenwriters die earlier than other film folk. He blames anxiety about perfection and lack of recognition. I would have thought it’s constantly having your script rejected.

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