From Islandmagee to the Island of Doctor Moreau. The Emmy Award winning Hollywood screenwriter Ron Hutchinson grew up in Mullaghbuoy in Northern Ireland and spent thirty years working in Hollywood as well as writing for the stage internationally.

In this unique talk and performance piece created especially for the Belfast Film Festival, he reveals the often blackly funny truth about working with the likes of Brando on one of the movie businesses legendary disasters and the lessons to be drawn from it. Among the other cast of characters are John Frankenheimer, Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Cruise, Samuel L Jackson and a drunk on a Los Angeles bar who claimed Sean O’Casey ruined his life by bringing him to Hollywood to star in a screen adaptation of one of his plays. It all began on Islandmagee listening to stories about the Larne gunning running in 1914 and after a move to Coventry his career path was changed forever by an IRA bomb…

His memoir and guide to writing and selling screenplays ‘Clinging to the Iceberg: Writing for a Living on the Stage and in Hollywood’ is published by Oberon Books.

Budding filmmakers and screenwriters! Pitch your film idea to Ron and hear his suggestions… limited spaces so book NOW!