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Updated With Full List Of Scripts, Writers, And Reps: Catherine The Great, about the rise and life of the famous (sometimes notorious) 18th-Century Russian monarch, was the top vote-getter among 70 scripts chosen for the 2014 Black List of the year’s best un-produced scripts. The screenplay, by Los Angeles writer and producer Kristina Lauren Anderson, was announced as part of an hour-plus process on Twitter and YouTube this morning.
Each of the 70 screenplays on this 10th annual list was chosen by a group of 250 development executives, agents and other Hollywood insiders as among the year’s best un-produced scripts in a process overseen by Franklin Leonard of http://www.blcklst.com. Anderson’s screenplay received 51 votes.
Other notables in the list include writer/actor/director Kenneth Lonergan with Manchester-By-The-Sea, which is being produced by Matt Damon and Chris Moore. Randall Green had two scripts make the list, The Swimsuit Issue and Cartoon Girl. »
- David Bloom and Jen Yamato
"Chrisley Knows Best" (Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. Et on USA) hit the free press/controversy motherlode before the first episode had even aired, as the self-proclaimed "metrosexual" patriarch of the Chrisley family, Todd, set off gaydars across the country. It didn't help that in the first few episodes of the show the entrepreneur crowed about his family spending $300,000 a year on clothes, admitted he found it unappealing to make women's clothing any larger than "a four or a six" (his wife Julie is pretty clearly in the double digits) and seems to be Botoxed with an inch of his life (go ahead, wait to see if his forehead ever moves -- it doesn't). But what's really weird about "Chrisley Knows Best" is that somehow it still appears to be a warm-and-fuzzy family show under the (very, very) superficial surface. Despite his plastic appearance (or, as Julie calls it, "metrosexual »
- Liane Bonin Starr
Josh Taylor, a reporter for Sarasota ABC affiliate Wwsb, got more than he bargained for when investigating a possible rental property scam in Florida Saturday: He got carjacked. Taylor was covering a dispute in which a Venice, Fla., woman claimed a rental property had been advertised as an 11-bedroom home, but had only five bedrooms due to some building code violations. Taylor made it to the home in question and began setting up his camera, but was accosted by a woman later identified as Jean Price. The home's owner, local chiropractor Dr. Craig Siegal, said Price used to work for him, »
- Alex Heigl
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