Lionel Chetwynd Quits Producers-Writers-Directors Caucus

Posted On June 13 , 2011
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Lionel Chetwynd is the author of more than 40 screenplays, including, along with fellow Montrealer Mordechai Richler, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974).

In 2001 he scripted and produced Varian’s War, the story of Varian Fry, an American who helped numerous intellectuals and artists escape from Nazi-occupied France during World War II. The film earned Chetwynd his fifth Writers Guild of American “Best Screenplay” nomination. He has also made biblical films, notably Jacob (1994), Joseph (1996) and Moses (1996); the later two were both nominated for Emmys.

In 2001, Lionel Chetwynd was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. In 2003, Chetwynd wrote and produced DC 9/11: Time of Crisis, a docudrama for Showtime Networks recounting the nine days in the Bush administration between the time of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the president’s televised address to the nation before Congress.

Via BigHollywood

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