Following TRA’s recent look at chefs and sommeliers having an impact around the world, this time we meet some of Argentina’a contemporary cultural heroes, including a Golden Globe winner and a Laurence Olivier Award winner.
Nicolás Giacobone, Birdman screenwriter
Even before he picked up the best screenplay Golden Globe for his work on Birdman, Nicolás Giacobone’s life had already taken a dynamic upturn. The screenwriter – who dropped out of university two years into his literature degree to concentrate on writing – moved to the US last year to regroup with Birdman’s dream team for a new project.
The Belgrano transplant – who also penned Biutiful (2010) and The Last Elvis (2012) – says: “I had to move to New York last November to write 10 episodes of The One Percent with [Mexican director] Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alexander Dinelaris Jr and [Argentine screenwriter and producer] Armando Bó. It usually takes a long time to make a TV show come together but we’ve got the network, Hilary Swank and Ed Helms are on board, and everything is beginning to happen. We’ve written two episodes so far and it’s like a marathon; we’re taking it step by step as it’s a huge storyline with lots of characters and plots.”
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