Edinburgh adds to masterclasses

Leigh, Campion, Madden join Story Works

LONDON — Mike Leigh, Jane Campion and John Madden have signed up to lead masterclasses for the newly established screenwriters’ initiative The Story Works at this year’s Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival.

Campion and Leigh will join scribes Ronald Harwood (“The Pianist”), Kenneth Lonergan (“Gangs of New York”), Mogens Rukov (“Festen”) and D.V. DeVincentis (“High Fidelity”) to undertake masterclasses with the participating screenwriters.

Other masterclass guests include “Shakespeare in Love” helmer Madden, “Gladiator” DoP John Mathieson, “Good Will Hunting” editor Pietro Scalia and Christopher Nolan’s regular composer David Julyan.

The Story Works is a screenwriters’ initiative headed up by story editor Kate Leys with “An Education” producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey.

The program, backed by Skillset and Scottish Screen, is for 10 experienced Brit scribes, and will run for a year with a residential week of masterclasses kicking off before the start of the Edinburgh fest.

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