- Pat wrote four books, eight films and nearly 100 TV scripts including The Avengers, Danger Man, and Philip Marlowe.
Pat Silver-Lasky: (formerly actress Barbara Hayden) has completed the funniest, best structured and most commercial romantic comedy it has been our pleasure to read. Each role is an absolute gem – stars will be competing for them! She has produced, written, directed and acted in TV drama, appeared in feature films, directed for the theatre and has contributed articles and short stories to various magazines. Pat has lectured on script writing at American Universities and was Script Consultant and Lecturer at the London International Film School for eight years. She has conducted writing seminars around the UK and in Spain, where she also directed a play. “Many thanks for letting me read your comprehensive guide to screenwriting. I have an irrational aversion to those ghastly script gurus, but your opus is quietly informative and exhaustively thorough. My only fear is that it will encourage even more people to write scripts, many of which will be sent to me.” ~ [from Academy Award winning director John Boorman]
“A most invaluable guide for an aspiring screenwriter – clear, concise and entertainingly written. Here, based on the author’s lifetime experience of the movie business, is all you need to know about what to do – and just as importantly what not to do – when composing that Oscar-winning screenplay.” ~ [Barry Norman, Journalist and TV film critic]