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‘Catherine The Great’ Leads The Blacklist 2014: Full List — Update

15 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

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

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The Black List Announces 2014 Screenplays

15 December 2014 11:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Catherine the Great” by Kristina Lauren Anderson took the No. 1 spot on this year’s Black List of the top unproduced screenplays.

The script centers on the upbringing and marriage of the woman who became the empress of Russia.

The annual lineup consists of the year’s best unproduced scripts in Hollywood as voted on by more than 250 studio execs. Previous alumni of the list include “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Argo,” “The King’s Speech,” “Foxcatcher,” “Whiplash” and “The Imitation Game.”

This year’s announcement was made by tweets with a YouTube link to a video announcement. Participants included Reese Witherspoon, Elizabeth Banks, Daniel Radcliffe, David Oyelowo, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Rian Johnson, Ava Duvernay, Damien Chazelle, Phil Lord & Chris Miller, Matthew Weiner and Billy Ray.

The first project announcement, presented by Nathan Fillion, was for “Professor Pasghetti” by Jeff Feuerstein. It centers on a famous children’s author with an affinity for drugs and hookers. »

- Dave McNary

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Writers Guild of America announces TV nominations for WGA Awards, Fargo “snub” explained by FX

6 December 2014 1:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Awards season heating up, the Writers Guild of America has announced its TV nominations for the WGA Awards, which are set to take place in February. Check out the full list of nominees below…

Drama Series:

Game of Thrones, Written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman, George R.R. Martin, D.B. Weiss (HBO)

The Good Wife, Written by Leonard Dick, Keith Eisner, Matthew Hodgson, Ted Humphrey, Michelle King, Robert King, Erica Shelton Kodish, Matthew Montoya, Luke Schelhaas, Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Craig Turk, Julia Wolfe (CBS)

House of Cards, Written by Bill Cain, Laura Eason, Sam R. Forman, William Kennedy, Kenneth Lin, John Mankiewicz, David Manson, Beau Willimon (Netflix)

Mad Men, Written by Heather Jeng Bladt, Semi Chellas, Jonathan Igla, David Iserson, Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner, Carly Wray (AMC)

True Detective, Written by Nic Pizzolatto (HBO)

Comedy Series:

Louie, Written by Louis Ck (FX)

Orange Is the New Black, Written by Stephen Falk, »

- Gary Collinson

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FX doesn't submit 'Fargo' as 'Transparent,' 'True Detective' lead WGA TV nominations

4 December 2014 5:49 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Writers Guild of America announced the TV nominees for the 2015 WGA Awards on Thursday (December 4) morning and several new shows broke into the fields in a big way. And, of course, there were a number of big WGA Award nomination head-scratchers. Specifically, where the heck was FX's "Fargo"? The answer is below. Making perhaps the biggest splash was "Transparent," which earned three nominations and, since "Orange Is The New Black" earned two nods and "House of Cards" pick up one, that meant that Amazon Prime and Netflix are, at least for one award-giving organization, on equal footing as creators of original programming. The Jill Soloway-created "Transparent" is nominated for New Series, where it will go against "The Affair," "The Knick," "Silicon Valley" and "True Detective." "Transparent" and "Silicon Valley" are also up for Comedy Series, going against "Louie," "Veep" and "Orange Is The New Black." Lest you panic »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Good Wife, True Detective, Thrones, Louie Among 2015 WGA Nominees

4 December 2014 11:01 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nominations for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards were announced Thursday, and newcomers like Transparent and True Detective, as well as returning favorites such as The Good Wife, Louie and Game of Thrones, were both rewarded with multiple nods.

The winners will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 14, during simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.

Scroll down for the nominations list…

Drama Series

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Comedy Series

Louie

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Veep

New Series

The Affair

The Knick

Silicon Valley

Transparent

True Detective

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘True Detective,’ ‘Transparent’ Lead WGA TV Nominations

4 December 2014 10:21 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and Amazon’s “Transparent” were among the newbie standouts in this year’s TV nominees for the Writers Guild Awards.

Both shows earned noms for comedy series as well as for new series. “Transparent” made it a trifecta with a nom for episodic comedy, for “The Wilderness” seg penned by Ethan Kuperberg.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “True Detective,” CBS’s “The Good Wife,” AMC’s “Mad Men,” FX’s “Louie” and ABC’s “Modern Family” also grabbed two noms each.

Modern Family” was not selected in the comedy series category but took two nods for the “The Cold” and “Three Dinners” segments. Similarly, “Boardwalk Empire” was not named for drama series but received nomimations for the “Devil You Know” and “Friendless Child” episodes.

The Simpsons” had its usual strong showing with four bids for animation writing with “Bob’s Burgers” taking two. »

- Dave McNary

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'Modern Family' Season 5 DVD Preview: The Wedding | Exclusive

24 September 2014 7:31 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before Modern Family returns tonight on ABC with the Season 6 premiere, "The Long Honeymoon", we have a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at last season's big wedding with an exclusive featurette from Modern Family: Season 5, which is currently available on DVD.

Executive producer Abraham Higginbotham, who also wrote the first part of the Season 5 finale, "The Wedding (Part 1)", takes us behind-the-scenes of Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron's (Eric Stonestreet) wedding, and all of the trivial decisions that have to be made before the big event takes place.

Wedding bells are ringing in Season 5 of Modern Family, the hilariously heartfelt winner of four consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series. As Cam and Mitch bicker over plans for their big day, the rest of the family has its hands full adapting to new jobs, new schools, and a new male nanny. There are babysitting disasters, an anniversary to celebrate, misguided male bonding, »

- MovieWeb

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‘Modern Family’ Cast Talks Emotional Wedding Finale

20 May 2014 11:33 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

One of TV’s most popular couples, “Modern Family’s” Mitch and Cam, finally met at the altar and got married. To celebrate the two-part wedding finale (part one aired last Wednesday), the cast and creators attended a wedding extravaganza on the Fox lot Monday night, complete with cocktail reception, swan ice sculptures and of course — cake.

Much of the cast expressed the pure emotion that surfaced while shooting, but the political aspect of airing a gay wedding on primetime television could not be ignored.

“Years ago shows weren’t allowed to show this kind of stuff on TV,” said Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cam. “It’s a great opportunity to be able to touch people not only with comedy, but be a cultural touchstone for what’s reflective in society now. And there’s nothing more topical than states legalizing and overturning gay bans on marriage.”

“Not only is »

- Nikara Johns

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Modern Family Season Finale Review: “The Wedding (Part 1)” (Season 5, Episode 23)

14 May 2014 10:37 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

And we have made it – well, almost – to the climactic gay wedding promised in the first episode of season five, which was itself spawned from the decision to reinstate same-sex marriage in California. The wedding is a tried and true staple of beloved, long-running sitcoms, and splitting the big event into a two-episode finale (the second half will air next Wednesday, May 21) was a smart move.

The two-part finale of Modern Family should give the writers enough time to chart where the characters are at in this pivotal moment, which could be a midpoint of this blossoming series. However, there were probably too many cooks in the kitchen for part one, with episode scribes Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin and Jeffrey Richman carving up the ensemble into six separate groups for 21 minutes, cluttering the very special episode.

The major story this week is between the almost husbands. Cam realizes that his »

- Jordan Adler

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Writers Guild of America Nominees

1 February 2014 2:03 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies Saturday in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees:

Screen Nominees

Original Screenplay

American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures

Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.   Winner

Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company

Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Pictures Classics

Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures   Winner

Lone Survivor, Written by »

- Dave McNary

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Writers Guild of America Nominees

1 February 2014 2:03 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies Saturday in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees:

Screen Nominees

Original Screenplay

American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures

Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.   Winner

Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company

Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Pictures Classics

Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures   Winner

Lone Survivor, Written by »

- Dave McNary

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Modern Family Review: “Three Dinners” (Season 5, Episode 13)

22 January 2014 9:41 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“Three Dinners” is the finest episode of Modern Family this season and one of the best half-hours in the show’s run. Its structure is simple, its humour more refined and less shrill than typical for the sitcom, and the mix of drama with levity balances out just right. Usually when three writers get credit for a television episode, the story could falter due to having too many cooks in the kitchen. Thankfully, this meal – just embrace the food metaphor for this dinner-themed half-hour – hits the sweet spot as it’s a delightful mix of sharp humour and insightful character study.

Abraham Higginbotham, Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman wrote the episode (with Levitan also serving as director). They wisely situate almost the entire show within three dinner spaces. Dinner is a time for a family to retreat from their hectic daily lives and catch up with each other, but the most »

- Jordan Adler

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Gravity and 12 Years a Slave tie for PGA Award

20 January 2014 1:17 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

For the first time ever, The Producers Guild of America announced a tie for its top prize, with both Gravity and 12 Years a Slave sharing the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures at the PGA Awards, which were presented at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles last night. The result blows open the race for the Best Picture Oscar, which previously had 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle as front-runners.

Check out a full list of winners here (highlighted in red)...

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)

Producers: Megan Ellison, Jon Gordon, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle

Blue Jasmine (Sony Pictures Classics)

Producers: Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum

Captain Phillips (Columbia Pictures)

Producers: Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin

Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

Producers: Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter

Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Producers: Alfonso Cuarón, »

- Gary Collinson

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It's a Tie! "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity" Top Producers Guild Awards

20 January 2014 12:09 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" both won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures at the 2014 Producers Guild of America awards. It's an unprecedented tie that just makes the Academy Awards much more unpredictable!

"We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks" took home the documentary trophy while "Frozen" won the animated category.

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) of the 2014 Producers Guild Awards (PGA):

Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures (Tie):

*Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Producers: Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman

*12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Producers: Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner

American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)

Producers: Megan Ellison, Jon Gordon, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle

Blue Jasmine (Sony Pictures Classics)

Producers: Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum

Captain Phillips (Columbia Pictures)

Producers: Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin »

- Manny

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Gravity and 12 Years a Slave Tie for Top Honors at 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards

20 January 2014 7:53 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The 25th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards were handed out last night, with Gravity and 12 Years a Slave tying for the guild's top honor, the The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for 'Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures'. Some guilds do not allow for ties to happen, and this is the first time in the PGA's history that it has happened for their biggest award.

Take a look at the rest of the big winners below, which were announced at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

- Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures) - Producers: Alfonso Cuar&#243n, David Heyman

- 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures) - Producers: Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt & Dede GardnerAmerican Hustle (Columbia Pictures) - Producers: Megan Ellison, Jon Gordon, Charles Roven, Richard SuckleBlue Jasmine (Sony Pictures Classics) - Producers: Letty Aronson, Stephen »

- MovieWeb

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Oscar Race Up in the Air? Space Thriller and Slave Drama in First-Ever Tie at Producers Guild Awards

20 January 2014 3:36 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Producers Guild of America Awards 2014: ‘Gravity’ and ’12 Years a Slave’ tie for Best Picture (photo: ‘Gravity’) Earlier this evening, January 19, 2014, the Alfonso Cuarón-directed Gravity and the Steve McQueen-directed 12 Years a Slave shared the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures — in other words, the PGA’s Best Picture Award. That’s the first such tie in the PGA Awards’ 24-year history. A mix of adventure thriller and mother-love soap opera, Gravity was written by Alfonso Cuarón and his son, Jonás Cuarón. The Cuaróns’ film received ten Academy Award nominations, but failed to be shortlisted for its screenplay. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star. Based on the story of a free black man forced into slavery in the mid-19th century United States, 12 Years a Slave stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt (who also co-produced the film), and »

- Steve Montgomery

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12 Years A Slave and Gravity Tie At 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards – Winners

19 January 2014 10:47 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

12 Years A Slave and Gravity have tied at this year’s PGA. With American Hustle taking the SAG ensemble on Saturday night, we have a bonafide Best Picture race on our hands folks!  This is the first tie for the top film in Producers Guild Award history.

The PGA split keeps the Oscar race wide open in one of the tightest three-way battles in years, with “American Hustle” still in the game following a week of big showings at the Golden Globes, Oscar nominations and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Tonight the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture and television productions at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

David Heyman, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner, Alfonso Cuaron, Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for Producers Guild/AP Images)

In addition to the competitive awards, »

- Michelle McCue

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'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave' tie for Best Picture at Producers Guild Awards

19 January 2014 10:20 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

One of the most up-in-the-air Academy Award races in memory just got even more unpredictable. For the first time in its 25-year history, the Producers Guild Awards—generally considered the most reliable predictor of which film will take home the Best Picture Oscar—ended in a tie. Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity and Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave shared the group’s prize for Best Picture.

The other Best Picture nominees were American Hustle, Her, Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Wolf of Wall Street.

In 17 out of the past 24 years—and »

- Josh Rottenberg

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Two Winners at PGA – ‘Gravity’ and ’12 Years a Slave’

19 January 2014 9:56 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” have both won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for top feature film — the first tie in the PGA’s history for the trophy.

Ben Affleck presented the awards back-to-back — first to “Gravity” producers Alfonso Cuaron and David Heyman and then to “12 Years a Slave” producers Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner.

“Thank you so much for opening your hearts and minds to this film,” McQueen said in his acceptance Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton.

The PGA also selected “Frozen” as the top animated film and “Breaking Bad,” “Modern Family” and “Behind the Candelabra” won the key TV awards.

Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” topped what was regarded as a highly competitive field — “American Hustle,” “Blue Jasmine,” “Captain Phillips,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Her,” “Nebraska,” “Saving Mr. Banks” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

The twin »

- Dave McNary

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2014 PGA Awards: Winners and Nominees

19 January 2014 12:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 25th annual Producers Guild Awards will be held January 19 at the Beverly Hilton. Here is the list of winners and nominees, which will be updated as the results are announced during the show.

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: 

American Hustle” (Columbia Pictures); Producers: Megan Ellison, Jon Gordon, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle

Blue Jasmine” (Sony Pictures Classics); Producers: Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum

Captain Phillips” (Columbia Pictures);  Producers: Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin

Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features);  Producers: Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter

Gravity” (Warner Bros. Pictures) Producers: Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman Winner (Tie)

Her” (Warner Bros. Pictures);  Producers: Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay

Nebraska” (Paramount Pictures);  Producers: Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa

Saving Mr. Banks” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures);  Producers: Ian Collie, Alison Owen, Philip Steuer

“12 Years A Slave” (Fox Searchlight Pictures);  Producers: Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt »

- Variety Staff

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