Friday, July 6, 2018

RIP Santiago Moncada

The playwright Santiago Moncada, former president of the SGAE dies

Two of his greatest successes were 'Entre mujeres' (1988) and 'Esmoquin' (2001)

The playwright and former president of the SGAE and its Foundation, Santiago Moncada, has died in the early hours of this Friday, July 6, as confirmed by Europa Press.

July 6, 2018

MADRID. Writer, playwright and screenwriter, throughout his life had a strong connection with the defense of copyright and showed a constant commitment to promote the author collective.

Member of the SGAE since July 4, 1958, he held different functions in the entity, first as a member of the Board of Directors and vice president of the SGAE, then as president of the SGAE Foundation (previously, Fundación Autor) until reaching the presidency. of the SGAE in 2011.

Moncada began his career as a writer of novels, a facet with which he won the Elisenda de Montcada Award for 'Carta a nadie' and was a finalist on the Planet for 'El stress'. As a playwright, he won the Calderón de la Barca Prize consecutively in 1962 and 1963. His career includes more than forty comedies released, with titles like 'Midnight Games', 'Violins and Trumpets', or 'Dinner for two' . Many of his works have been translated into different languages.

Two of his greatest successes were 'Between Women' (1988), a work that remained on the bill for ten consecutive years in Buenos Aires and another three years in Mexico City, and 'Esmoquin' (2001), from which he would write a sequel in 2003.

As a screenwriter he also cultivated a prolific career - which started in the 60s and lasted until the late 90s - with more than 80 works filmed in the United States, Italy, Germany, England, France and Spain. Among them, 'Dear teacher' (1966), 'The man who knew how to love' (1976), 'Unfair dismissal' (1980) and 'The family ... 30 years later'. He also worked as a producer in a dozen films.

The General Society of Authors and Publishers has expressed their pain, in addition to "transmitting their support and affection to family and friends of an author who has been a reference" for this entity.

MONCADA, Santiago (Santiago Moncada Mercadal)
Born: 1928, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: 7/6/2018, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Santiago Moncada’s western – writer:
Awkward Hands - 1970
Cut-Throats Nine – 1970 (co)
Un par de asesinos – 1970 (co)
The White, the Yellow, the Black – 1975

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