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Scripter Preview

Scripter Preview

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by Sasha Stone and Ryan Adams The USC Scripter will be held tomorrow night. You can watch the Scripter on the live feed.   It’s rare that I come across writing that turns my head, especially in the Oscar race because the screenplay is inextricably tied to the Best Picture contender. When we envision the screenplay we envision the movie. We don’t look at them as separate works.  And generally…

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…

Honoring Adapted Screenplay – USC Scripter Preview

Honoring Adapted Screenplay – USC Scripter Preview

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The USC Scripter is an award that is handed out for both the source material and the screenplay.  It is judged upon by industry professionals, scholars, journalists and critics (names after the jump) and has a decent track record with Oscar and the WGA in the adapted categories.  Their nominations will be announced tomorrow morning at 5am. The Scripter acknowledges the source material in addition to the screenplay but they…

A Note About the Scripter Awards

A Note About the Scripter Awards

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I mistakenly thought they were announcing today.  They are actually announcing January 12th. They honor both the source material and the adapted screenplay. More about them here.

The WGA and Scripter Preview

The WGA and Scripter Preview

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The Writers Guild will announce their nominees this Thursday, along with the USC Scripter awards. The screenplay categories are a lynchpin to see which handful of films the guilds will begin to support.  While the WGA isn’t really a make or break, particularly since there are always those screenplays that don’t qualify for them, it can help in terms of sussing out what films can WIN. Unless your script is…

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…

USC Scripter nominees!

USC Scripter nominees!

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The 2011 finalists for the USC Scripter awards: Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy for 127 Hours, adapted from mountain climber Aron Ralston’s autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer, adapted from journalist Robert Harris’ novel The Ghost Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network, adapted from Ben Mezrich’s The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal Joel…

Up in the Air Wins the Scripter Award

Up in the Air Wins the Scripter Award

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Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner, and Walter Kirn have won the USC Scripter award. The USC Scripter Awards will be held tonight in Los Angeles. They will be live on their website

Slumdog Takes the Scripter

Slumdog Takes the Scripter

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Simon Beaufoy declares his love for Jamie Lee Curtis as he accepts yet another award for Slumdog Millionaire.  Curtis was the host and did a bang up job, per the live webcast we all watched.

The Scripter Awards – Who Will Win

The Scripter Awards – Who Will Win

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The USC Scripter awards are being held tonight here in Los Angeles and they are doing one thing differently this year – they are announcing the winner at the actual event. The nominees are: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Iron Man The Reader Revolutionary Road Slumdog Millionaire I’d say they all had a shot here but Slumdog is probably the favorite to win this and the WGA and the…