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THR Writers Roundtable: Apatow, Boal, Haneke, Krasinski, Magee & Terrio Tackle Politics, Death & Historical Accuracy

The Hollywood Reporter's Writers Roundtable -- full-length, uncensored video below -- includes writers and filmmakers Judd Apatow ("This Is 40"), Mark Boal ("Zero Dark Thirty"), David Magee ("Life of Pi"), Chris Terrio ("Argo"), Michael Haneke ("Amour") and John Krasinski ("Promised Land").
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 15, 2012 4:14 PM
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Writers Guild of America Partners with The Black List in Support of Screenwriters

The Writers Guild of America, East announces its partnership with The Black List, which lists the best unproduced screenplays from Hollywood each year, as chosen by industry execs. With this new partnership, WGAE members will receive a 20% discount...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 5, 2012 1:48 PM
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The Academy Names 2012 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting Winners

The Academy announces the winners of its 2012 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. Each of the winners, listed below, will be given $35,000...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 24, 2012 5:05 PM
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Attention Screenwriters: The Black List Expands & Will Evaluate Your Scripts

The annual Black List, which features Hollywood's most liked screenplays (including this year's "Django Unchained," "Looper," "The Impossible" and "Argo"), is expanding.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 16, 2012 3:17 PM
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Disney Screenwriter Kelly Marcel to Write 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Adaptation

Moving from "Mary Poppins" to erotic fiction overnight, screenwriter Kelly Marcel has been hired to write the adaptation of E.L. James' bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey." Universal and Focus Features have the rights to all three books. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti ("A Social Network") are producing.
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • October 8, 2012 3:42 PM
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Academy Announces The 2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Finalists

The Academy announces ten finalists for the 2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. The next step is having their scripts read and judged by the fellowship committee, which can choose to award up to five $35,00 fellowships. This year's finalists were chosen from 7,197 scripts,..
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 3, 2012 3:35 PM
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Robin Swicord Replaces Frank Pierson, Joins Few Women on Academy's Board of Governors

The Academy's Board of Governors has elected screenwriter Robin Swicord ("Memoirs of a Geisha," "Little Women" ) to replace the late Frank Pierson and represent the Writers Branch along with Bill Condon and Phil Robinson. She will serve until the next election, which is in June of next year. She joins the few women on the board of 43; they are Academy CEO Dawn Hudson, first vice president Cheryl Boone-Isaacs, vice president Kathleen Kennedy, producer Gale Anne Hurd, actress Annette Bening, editor Anne V. Coates, directors Kathryn Bigelow and Lisa Cholodenko and designer Rosemary Brandberg.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 20, 2012 12:29 PM
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Zaillian's Film Rites Banner Signs with Fox; Whither 'The Girl Who Played with Fire?'

There's no reason why screenwriter Steve Zaillian ("Schindler's List," "Gangs of New York") and his Film Rites banner with Garrett Basch shouldn't sign a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. The question is, why didn't Zaillian go with Sony, which backed his Oscar-nominated script for "Moneyball" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 18, 2012 3:28 AM
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Sundance Institute Announces Directors and Screenwriters Lab Participants for 2012

Congrats to the thirteen projects taken on for this summer's Sundance Institute annual Directors and Screenwriters Labs, which is held May 28 - June 28 at Robert Redford's Sundance Resort in Utah. Countries represented include the United States, Italy, Romania, Australia, Algeria, France, Chile and the UK.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 8, 2012 4:46 PM
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SUNDANCE LONDON: Minnie Driver, David Harewood Table Read Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Autobiographical 'Farming'

The inaugural Sundance London had much to recommend it over the weekend: the presence of Robert Redford; a concert by Rupert and Martha Wainwright; a giant white dome (the O2 Arena) in which to seek shelter from the non-stop rain while catching the pick of this year’s Sundance crop...
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • May 1, 2012 12:21 PM
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