Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Oscar winner Geoffrey Fletcher

'This time last year I was trying to get an agent' says American screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher speaking to an LA Times reporter in the clip below, having just won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay for Precious (based on the novel Push by Sapphire).

Fletcher is the first African American screenwriter to win an American Academy Award, and was largely overlooked in the run up to the ceremony, even in articles about the film.

However, the most recent issue of Written By (the Writers Guild of America, West magazine) put him on the cover - you can read the interview and related editorial online. There's also a video interview on YouTube.

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