15 items from 2013
By anyone’s standards, screenwriter Chris Terrio has already had a big year. Having penned the adaptation of the book The Master of Disguise as the film Argo, he spent the first few months of the year collecting a raft of awards nominations – capping the annual gong season with an Oscar win. Not bad for his first full screenplay.
For some, winning an Oscar early in the year might mean the ensuing months would be something of an anti-climax. Not so for Terrio, who is ending 2013 with the task of revising the script for the feverishly anticipated, Batman vs. Superman – the film that will see his Argo director and star, Ben Affleck, don the Dark Knight’s cape.
David Goyer – the writer behind Man Of Steel, and Christopher Nolan’s Batman films – provided Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder with a draft of the movie, but is now occupied with a rapidly expanding workload, »
- Sarah Myles
Terrio won the Oscar and WGA awards for adapted screenplay for “Argo,” based on a selection from “The Master of Disguise” by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired magazine article “The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman. Ben Affleck starred, directed and produced.
Terrio had been repped by CAA. He’s written the script for Paramount’s “A Foreigner,” based on the 2011 article “A Murder Foretold” by David Grann, about Guatemalan assassinations and is adapting Nathaniel Philbrick’s “Bunker Hill” as a potential directing vehicle for Affleck.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.
- Dave McNary
On December 3, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will release Argo Extended Edition on Blu-ray, featuring an additional nine minutes of footage that delves deeper into CIA specialist Tony Mendez's personal relationships with his wife and son. Based on the true story of the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis, the film also focuses on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played. Ben Affleck (The Town) directed.
Available in Blu-ray (at $49.99 Srp) with UltraViolet digital copy, Argo Extended Edition will be offered in time for holiday gift giving. This new edition includes three brand new special features: Ben Affleck's Balancing Act and Argo Declassified featurettes; plus a mash-up entitled Argo F*ck! Yourself. In addition, there are collectible premiums of a one-sheet poster, map of Tehran, reproduction of Tony Mendez's CIA ID card, and a 40-page book with behind-the-scenes photos, »
"It changes your life," Mendez said Tuesday afternoon.
Now back in Maryland, the former CIA agent and wife, Jonna, are responding to those inquiries one at a time. On Tuesday night, the couple took a break for an interview with CNN host Piers Morgan. CNN and other media outlets all seem to want a piece of Mendez and his story.
"I wouldn't have thought getting an Oscar was that big of a deal, but it turns out to be a huge deal," Mendez told The Frederick News-Post.
On Tuesday, Mendez described Oscar night as a surreal experience that left him in tears. He and his wife were seated inside the Dolby Theatre as first lady Michelle Obama announced "Argo" as best picture.
"It was probably one of the »
- The Frederick News-Post, Md.
Toronto — The former Canadian ambassador to Iran who protected Americans at great personal risk during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis said Monday it was good to hear Ben Affleck finally thank Canada after Affleck's film "Argo" won the Oscar for best picture.
"Argo" came under criticism from some Canadians, including former ambassador Ken Taylor, who said he felt slighted by the movie because it makes Canada look like a meek observer to CIA heroics. Taylor says it minimizes Canada's role in the Americans' rescue.
"Finally, he mentioned Canada," Taylor said. "Under the circumstances, I think that was fine. It certainly acknowledged Canada. I think certainly the movie was about CIA agent Tony Mendez. I think that President Carter's remarks put everything in proportion."
Carter appeared on television last week and said, »
Oscars 2013: the full list of winners
Chris Terrio has won the best adapted screenplay Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards in La, defeating a strong field that included Tony Kushner for Lincoln and David O Russell for Silver Linings Playbook.
Terrio's victory in this category will no doubt provide some compensation for Affleck, who was bafflingly »
- Andrew Pulver
And here we are, the last big hurrah before the granddaddy of the awards season, the Academy Awards. As expected, "Zero Dark Thirty" won Original Screenplay but the most surprising winner was "Argo," beating the writing frontrunner, "Lincoln" by Tony Kushner. So more "Argo" power! It's definitely the film to beat this Oscars, and I'm happy that it's my No. 1 film of 2012!
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"Argo" - Screenplay by Chris Terrio; based on a selection from "The Master of Disguise" by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired magazine article "The Great Escape" by Joshuah Bearman; Warner Bros. Pictures
The last of the guild awards were held Sunday night with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards, and as predicted, "Argo" took honors for adapted screenplay, while "Zero Dark Thirty" won for original screenplay. Overall, we correctly guessed 10 out of 14 winners correctly, including best drama series "Breaking Bad" and best comedy series "Louie." Ceremonies were held on both the west and east coasts, which resulted in many west coast finding out they had won in advance, such as "Zero Dark Thirty" writer Mark Boal, who admitted he'd learned five minutes before of his win on Twitter. With the win for "Argo" writer Chris Terrio, the film has done a clean sweep of the guilds, winning PGA, DGA, and SAG ensemble awards. Terrio is considered the fronturnner to win the Oscar next week. Boal did not have to compete against such films as "Amour" or, most notably, "Django Unchained," which »
As we enter the home stretch to the Academy Awards, writers were celebrated Sunday. The 2012 Writers Guild Awards honored the best writing in film, television, radio, new media, and video games. "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Argo" took home the original and adapted screenplay awards, respectively. While "Breaking Bad," and "Louie" took home awards for best drama and comedy series.
Here is the full winners list:
Long Form - »
Original Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty, Written by Mark Boal; Columbia Pictures Adapted Screenplay Argo, Screenplay by Chris Terrio; Based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez »
- Sasha Stone
The unstoppable "Argo" takes home another award! The Ben Affleck film won the 25th annual Scripter Award! Voted on by 41 critics, screenwriters, and film professionals, "Argo" beat "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," and "Silver Lining Playbook."
Yay, "Argo!" My No. 1 Favorite Film of 2012!
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"Perks of Being a Wallflower": Stephen Chbosky, »
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 »
- Anne Thompson
In yet another surprise (though I guess there should be none by now with this film), "Argo" has picked up an interesting win en route to the Oscars. Journalist Joshua Bearman (article, "The Great Escape"), author Antonio Mendez (book, "The Master of Disguise") and screenwriter Chris Terrio ("Argo") have taken the USC Scripter Award over some heated competition. Most might have surmised that Tony Kushner and Doris Kearns Goodwin had the right combination to win such a prize, which recognizes adapted screenplays and their source material in a given year. Indeed, many of its past winners have erred on the side of »
- Kristopher Tapley
Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio and authors Joshuah Bearman and Antonio J. Mendez won the 25th annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. The Scripters, which recognize the author and scribes of a produced literary work-to-film adaptation, were held at a gala ceremony Saturday night at USC’s Doheny Memorial Library. Terrio wrote the screenplay for Argo, which was based on the 2007 Wired article The Great Escape by Joshuah Bearman and by the 2000 memoir The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez. Photos: 2013 Oscar Snubs The trio beat out nominees Beasts of the Southern Wild (dramatist Lucy Alibar, who wrote
- Borys Kit
I'm so happy that "Perks of Being a Wallflower," an overlooked gem this awards season, received a nomination for the 25th annual USC Libraries Scripter awards which recognize both the screenwriters and the authors of a film. In the case of "Perks," Stephen Chbosky is being honored for writing the book and adapting his novel. He also directed but too bad he did not get a nod from the Directors Guild of America. Oh well. We'll find out the winner on February 9.
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15 items from 2013
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