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Unstoppable awards juggernaut "Argo" won yet another award Saturday night as New York screenwriter Chris Terrio, Wired journalist Joshuah Bearman ("The Great Escape") and ex-cia analyst Tony Mendez ("The Master of Disguise")  won the 25th annual Scripter Award. Scripter awards go to adapted scripts as well as the original writers. It may have been just as well that the expected Scripter winners, "Team of Rivals" author Doris Kearns Goodwin and "Lincoln" screenwriter Tony Kushner, were snowed in on the East Coast. "We're an anxious breed," said Bearman as he accepted for the BAFTA-bound Terrio and Mendez. Adaptations are scary, he added. But in this case producer Chris Brigham, who encouraged him to write the Tony Mendez story after it became declassified in 1997, saying it would make a great movie, and Smokehouse's Grant Heslov and George Clooney, who optioned the material adapted by Chris Terrio, and »


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