[Video]: The Charlie Kaufman Masterclass

‘Situation comedy writing… you sit in a room with a bunch of other comedy writers and you pitch jokes. The first job I got, I didn’t say a word for six weeks and every day I, I would go home and think I was going to get fired that day… I was so scared, and so shy, and so inhibited… ‘

Charlie Kaufman, the flesh-and-blood half of the Kaufman brothers, gives an endearingly awkward, viscerally honest screenwriting masterclass at the Göteborg International Film Festival on the art of surviving as a writer, the impossibility of Hollywood romance in everyday life, and the value of personal honesty in your art.

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