Of course, while TV has long been considered a writers’ medium, with writers collecting awards in both the Television and Television Craft Awards, the director is often thought of as the leading creative force on a film. That was one reason why BAFTA began its acclaimed Screenwriters’ Lecture Series in 2010, established to celebrate the creative contribution of writers in film and featuring figures such as David Hare, Peter Morgan, Sir Ronald Harwood, Charlie Kaufman, Moira Buffini and Abi Morgan.
In gaming too, while a writing credit is often shared between a team, the craft of story building is a crucial part of the creative process – BAFTA duly introduced a screenplay prize at its Games Awards 2006.
Image: Harold Pinter accepts the award for Best British Screenplay for the film, The Pumpkin Eater (1964). Pinter was nominated ten times in total and was presented with the Fellowship, the Academy's highest honour, in 1997.