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The Breadwinner

Director Nora Twomey explains how her animated film about life under the Taliban in Afghanistan was produced by Angelina Jolie and made in Kilkenny.

With Francine Stock.

Nora Twomey, director of The Breadwinner, explains how an animation about life under the Taliban in Afghanistan was produced by Angelina Jolie and made in Kilkenny

Olivia Hetreed is president of the Writers Guild Of Great Britain that published a report this week which revealed that only 16% of screenwriters are female. She crunches the figures with Francine, and discusses the moment she woke up one day and wondered "where have all the women gone ?". She reveals why she has been stereotyped as a writer who specializes in costume dramas after penning the adaptation of Girl With The Pearl Earring, and why she would really love to write science fiction.

Perfume expert and film writer Dariush Alavi detects the scent of film noir in his olfactory history of the movies and reveals what Barbara Stanwyck might be wearing in Double Indemnity to tempt Fred MacMurray.

Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller joined an illustrious club when they were removed from the production of the latest Star Wars spin-off, Solo. Five directors, for instance, left the helm of The Wizard Of Oz, with Victor Fleming taking the ultimate credit. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh takes us through some of the famous names who were handed their P45,and reveals the contents of the lesser-known Eastwood Rule, named after Clint Eastwood.

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28 minutes

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Sun 27 May 2018 23:00

Equality Writes

Equality Writes

Find out more about the Writer's Guild campaign for equality HERE


Role Contributor
Presenter Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest Nora Twomey
Interviewed Guest Olivia Hetreed
Interviewed Guest Dariush Alavi
Interviewed Guest Larushka Ivan-Zadeh


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