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Argo wins the USC Scripter Award

Argo wins the USC Scripter Award

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All of the adaptations in this category were great and deserving. Sadly, one was more deserving than all of the others if you were looking to reward the source material and the screenplay.  There were two, actually – Lincoln and Life of Pi and they night have actually caused the other some trouble.  Argo is continually the only film people seem able to agree upon. And think about it. If…

USC Scripter nominees announced!

USC Scripter nominees announced!

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The USC Scripter nominees are: Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild Life of Pi Lincoln Perks of Being a Wallflower Silver Linings Playbook –A tie resulted in six sets of finalists for the 2013 honor, rather than the typical five. The finalists are, in alphabetical order by film title: Joshuah Bearman, author of the article “The Great Escape,” Antonio J. Mendez, author of The Master of Disguise, and screenwriter Chris…

USC Scripter Nominees

USC Scripter Nominees

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The USC Scripter nominees honor both the source material and the finished script.  Their nominees as follows: screenwriter Christopher Hampton for A Dangerous Method, adapted from the nonfiction book A Most Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein by John Kerr and the 2002 stage play The Talking Cure by Hampton Screenwriters Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash for The Descendants, adapted from Kaui Hart Hemmings’…

USC Scripter Preview

USC Scripter Preview

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The USC Scripter Awards will be live webcast tonight, Friday, according to their website, so make sure to tune in for all of the fun. It essentially comes down to True Grit vs. The Social Network vs. Winter’s Bone for the Scripter. Last year, Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner won the Scripter. The year before it was Slumdog Millionaire, and the year before that it was the easiest one to…