Shawn Slovo

Shawn Slovo

Shawn Slovo (c. 1950) is a screenwriter, best known for the film "A World Apart", based on her childhood in South Africa under the apartheid. She is the daughter of the late South African Communist Party leaders Joe Slovo and Ruth First. She also wrote the screenplay for the 2006 film "Catch a Fire", which is also a historical film about apartheid, and for the 2001 film "Captain Corelli's Mandolin". [, Shawn Slovo biography.] [IMDB, Shawn Slovo.]

In the late 1970's she served as Robert De Niro's personal assistant while he made the films "Raging Bull" and "The King of Comedy".

Slovo currently lives in London and often works for Working Title Films. Her sister Gillian Slovo is also a writer and her sister Robyn Slovo is a producer. [IMDB, Shawn Slovo.]


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