Shawn Slovo


Shawn Slovo (writer) wrote her first screenplay, “A World Apart,” in 1987. The film won the Jury Prize and the Ecumenical and Best Actress Awards at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival and the 1988 BAFTA Best Original Screenplay Award. Her adaptation of “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” for Working Title/Universal was directed by John Madden in 2000. “Catch a Fire,” an original screenplay for Working Title Films, directed by Phillip Noyce, was released by Focus Features in 2007.