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Adrian Wootton

Adrian Wootton OBE is the Chief Executive of Film London & The British Film Commission. Adrian is a Programme Advisor on Italian films to the BFI London Film Festival, in addition to being Programme Advisor to the Venice Film Festival and Noir in Fest (Milan & Como) and Founding Director of Shots in the Dark Festival. Adrian regularly lectures on film and curates film programmes around the world. In 2017 Adrian received an OBE for his services to film.
Ben Hecht: The Greatest American Screenwriter
Ben Hecht was, according to Jean-Luc Godard, ‘a genius’ who ‘invented 80% of what is used in Hollywood movies today’. Besides producing dozens of now classic scripts — including Wuthering Heights, Gone With the Wind (for which he was never credited) and Notorious — Ben Hecht was also known as an ace reporter, celebrated playwright, taboo-busting novelist, and the most quick-witted of provocateurs. During WWII, he was an outspoken crusad...