Original, Adapted Screenplay Too Packed for Obvious Child and Beyond the Lights?
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Original, Adapted Screenplay Too Packed for Obvious Child and Beyond the Lights?

Two more films by women filmmakers have broken through this year. Their best hope for…

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Former Prisoner in Iran Praises Jon Stewart’s Rosewater for Accuracy
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Former Prisoner in Iran Praises Jon Stewart’s Rosewater for Accuracy

On MotherJones.com, Shane Bauer writes up his experience watching Rosewater, the new film directed by…

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Gillian Flynn, the Lone Woman in a Sea of Men – Oscar Roundtable 2015
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Gillian Flynn, the Lone Woman in a Sea of Men – Oscar Roundtable 2015

Rope of Silicon points us to this Oscars Roundtable discussion by writers. One has to…

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First trailer for writer/director Chris Rock’s Top Five
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First trailer for writer/director Chris Rock’s Top Five

Via TIFF: “Written, directed by & starring Chris Rock, Top Five tells the story of…

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Kristen Wiig to Direct and Co-Write New Comedy
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Kristen Wiig to Direct and Co-Write New Comedy

The writing team behind the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, have…

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Oscar Voting for Dummies – The Screenplays
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Oscar Voting for Dummies – The Screenplays

It seems to me that there are some categories where voters will have likely seen…

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Writers Guild Nominations
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Writers Guild Nominations

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures…

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WGA Preview and Predictions
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WGA Preview and Predictions

The WGA will announce their nominees tomorrow morning. Usually this happen around 10am. The rules…

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Asghar Farhadi and The Past
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Asghar Farhadi and The Past

Two years ago, A Separation took Asghar Farhadi from being an acclaimed filmmaker in his…

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Kill Your Darlings, The Best Movie No One is Talking About
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Kill Your Darlings, The Best Movie No One is Talking About

I caught a screening of Kill Your Darlings last night as was surprised to find…

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Enough Said Scores Box Office, Enters Oscar race for Screenplay
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Enough Said Scores Box Office, Enters Oscar race for Screenplay

Indiewire writes of Enough Said’s box office: $240,000 in 4 theaters; PSA (per screen average):…

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Lake Bell’s Writing Earns Notice, Naked Bod Doesn’t Hurt
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Lake Bell’s Writing Earns Notice, Naked Bod Doesn’t Hurt

Lake Bell’s new film, In a World, has been getting mostly good notices – a…

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Mud Opens Today — High Praise from LA, NY and Wall St. Journal
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Mud Opens Today — High Praise from LA, NY and Wall St. Journal

The two things that ought to be remembered come Oscar time are probably the standout…

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Poll for Original Screenplay
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Poll for Original Screenplay

After the cut you can think outside the Oscar box and choose from among the…

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WGA Preview
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WGA Preview

On Thursday, January 3rd, the Producers Guild, Art Directors Guild and Writers Guild all announce…

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Oscarwatch – The Writers, Part Two: Original Screenplay
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Oscarwatch – The Writers, Part Two: Original Screenplay

In a town where there are more screenwriters than there are people you’d expect that…

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Writers Roundtable – Boal, Terrio, etc.
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Writers Roundtable – Boal, Terrio, etc.

If you care to watch.  There are a few notable writers who are glaringly missing…

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Middle of Nowhere
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Middle of Nowhere

Ava DuVernay on Fresh Air – Art Houses More Resistant than the Multiplex
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Ava DuVernay on Fresh Air – Art Houses More Resistant than the Multiplex

Tavis Smiley Gives Ava DuVernay the Full Show
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Tavis Smiley Gives Ava DuVernay the Full Show

Tavis Smiley is probably the most interesting talk show host, as far as I’m concerned.…

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