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October 16, 2007

WGAE Members Phonebank for Strike Authorization

  "I am volunteering on this campaign because our future is at stake. The new media platforms we're fighting for a share in are not experimental or promotional. They are poised to be the primary delivery systems of the future and their profitability is not in doubt, regardless of the AMPTP's claims. If we don't […]

September 25, 2007

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?

(To see Part Two of this article, click here. To see Part Three, click here.) Between the idea And the reality Between the motion And the act Falls the Shadow… — T.S. Eliot, “The Hollow Men” “You mean to tell me that you went all the way to the Crimea because of one sentence written […]

August 22, 2007

Ross Berger Takes First Place

Congratulations are due to playwright and screenwriter Ross Berger whose spec script of HOUSE MD ("No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service") won First Place in the Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition. Always busy, Berger worked previously as a writer and consultant for the popular web series LONELYGIRL15. He's currently working on a screenplay loosely based on […]

August 3, 2007

Ladd, Kanter get $3.2 mil in damages

From Variety : A Los Angeles jury Thursday awarded producers Alan Ladd Jr. and Jay Kanter precisely the $3.2 million in damages on their allocation claim against Warner Bros. that attorney John Gatti asked for in closing arguments Monday. The 12-member jury voted unanimously in favor of liability and 10-2 on damages. "We are very […]

July 10, 2007

Monte Carlo Baby

Nicole Kidman is set to star in the film Monte Carlo, from writers Maria Maggenti and Tom Bezucha. The film is about three school teachers who decide to pose as upper class ladies during a trip to Monte Carlo, adapted from the novel Headhunters by Jules Bass. Kidman is also producing, through her Apartment 3B […]

July 8, 2007

Revealed: the sad, lonely childhood of Victoria

Julian Fellowes, an Oscar winner for his screenplay of Gosford Park, spoke last week with the Guardian Unlimited about his fascination with Victoria and how he intends to replace the image of her as an aloof, dowdy widow with that of a feisty, romantic teenager played by Emily Blunt, who made her name as Meryl […]

June 20, 2007

Frankie Machine Moving Forward

Martin Scorsese, according to Deadline Hollywood , is set to direct David Levien's and Brian Koppelman's adaptation of The Winter of Frankie Machine, written by Don Winslow. It was original optioned by Robert DeNiro as a potential starring vehical for himself. The film centers on a retired mob hitman (De Niro) who now spends his […]

June 18, 2007

Midnight in Barcelona

Woody Allen's first ever film in Spain could be called Midnight in Barcelona, according to the writer-director, who is notoriously private about his forthcoming movies. "It's the first title I picked but it's possible that it changes," he told Spanish reporters as he was scouting locations for the film, which will begin production next month. […]

June 14, 2007

A Long Chat with Neil Gaiman

From Ain't It Cool News, an extensive interview with Neil Gaiman on the upcoming release of Beuwolf, which he co-wrote with Roger Avary, as well as the pleasures and perils of adapting your own work.Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as writing books for readers of all […]

June 14, 2007

Triumph Strikes Again

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Robert Smigel's alter-ego, strikes again. His target? The venerable Tony's. Watch and weep.