7 items from 2013
The Academy has announced the winners of its 2013 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. The winning four individual writers and one writing team, listed below, will each receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment to be distributed at an awards presentation on Thursday, November 7 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Selected from a record 7,251 submissions, the winners are as followers: Frank DeJohn & David Alton Hedges, Santa Ynez, CA, "Legion"Patty Jones, Vancouver, BC, Canada, "Joe Banks"Alan Roth, Suffern, NY, "Jersey City Story"Stephanie Shannon, Los Angeles, CA, "Queen of Hearts"Barbara Stepansky, Burbank, CA, "Sugar in My Veins" In a presentation directed by Rodrigo Garcia ("Albert Nobbs," "Nine Lives") and produced by Julie Lynn ("Albert Nobbs," "The Jane Austen Book Club"), the event for the first time ever will include live reads of individual scenes from the honored screenplays. Members from the Academy's Actors Branch will perform scenes from. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Four individual writers and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Each winner will receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at an awards presentation on Thursday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
For the first time, the event will also feature a live read of selected scenes from the fellows’ winning scripts.
This year’s winners are (listed alphabetically by author):
Patty Jones, Vancouver, BC, Canada, “Joe Banks”
Alan Roth, Suffern, NY, “Jersey City Story”
Barbara Stepansky, Burbank, CA, “Sugar in My Veins”
The winners were selected from a record 7,251 scripts submitted for this year’s competition.
Fellowships are awarded with the understanding that the recipients will each complete »
- Michelle McCue
Film Independent, the parent organization of the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has selected 10 screenwriting fellows for its 14th annual screenwriting lab. The intensive five-week program aspires to encourage the writers to refine and improve their craft while instilling in them the professional and creative knowledge to take their current screenplay projects forward. This year's returning mentors include writer/director Robin Swicord ("The Jane Austen Book Club," "Memoirs of a Geisha") and writer Jeff Stockwell ("Bridge to Terabithia", "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys"). Guest speakers Destin Daniel Cretton ("Short Term 12") and Sian Heder ("Orange is the New Black") are expected to contribute their knowledge of the practice and industry. The Selected 2013 Screenwriting Fellows and their Current Screenplay Projects: 1. Broad Street Diner (Fred Thomas Jr.) - Three elderly male friends who meet daily at a neighborhood diner, find that 70 is the new 40 as »
- Ramzi De Coster
Film Independent has selected 10 fellows for its 14th annual Screenwriting Lab, the non-profit that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Fest announced on Thursday.
This year’s honorees and their projects are Fred Thomas Jr. (“Broad Street Diner”), Iram Parveen Bilal (“Forbidden Steps”), Tarik Karam (“Jamie and Jackie”), Natalija Vekic (“Jane”), Dana Turken (“Love on the Tundra”), Elliott Williams (“The Murch”), Andrew Ahn (“Spa Night”), Thymaya Payne (“Sugar”), Edi Ibok (“Trauma”), and Shripriya Mahesh (“Varenya”).
The Screenwriting Lab, which is sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West, is a five-week intensive workshop designed to help budding scripters move their current projects forward.
Fellows are advised on the craft and business of screenwriting by guest speakers and one-on-one advisers. This year’s mentors are writer-helmer Robin Swicord (“The Jane Austen Book Club,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”) and scribe Jeff Stockwell (” Bridge to Terabithia,” “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys »
- Allegra Tepper
Film Independent has announced the screenwriters selected for its 14th annual Screenwriting Lab. The Lab is an intensive five-week program designed to help writers improve their craft, via the tutelage of Lab Mentors, industry professionals who serve as guests speakers and one-on-one advisors. Full list of newly selected fellows below.This year's mentors include writer-director Robin Swicord ("The Jane Austen Book Club," "Memoirs of a Geisha") and writer Jeff Stockwell ("Bridge to Terabithia," "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys"). Guest speakers include Destin Daniel Cretton ("Short Term 12") and Sian Heder ("Orange is the New Black")The 2013 Screenwriters Lab participants and their projects are: 1.Broad Street Diner (written by Fred Thomas Jr.) - Three elderly male friends who meet daily at a neighborhood diner, find that 70 is the new 40 as they deal with friendship, new love, sickness and fatherhood, making it hard for them to retire from “Life. 2. Forbidden »
- Beth Hanna
Jane Austen Will Have Her Revenge: Hess’ Debut a Pandering, Middle Class Courting Cipher
Jerusha Hess, screenwriter of Napoleon Dynamite, which her brother Jared Hess directed, turns her to sights to the adaptation of Shannon Hale’s successful novel, Austenland for her directorial debut. If 2007’s The Jane Austen Book Club didn’t feel enough like a resolutely ridiculous enough caper to the insane Austen mania that’s had book clubs and perennial film adaptations going strong for several decades, Hess’ film confirms the disturbing social tendencies reinforced by these mob think Austen obsessions on display here. Instead of exploring some of the subtext of what’s really going on here though, Hess rides the film into broad romantic territory. While there’s certainly an audience for this corrosive reinforcement of gender norms, for those that have been clued in to the cruel crookery of what real love looks like »
- Nicholas Bell
In an age of invention, one man set out to find a medical cure for what ails women … and accidentally electrified our love lives forever. Coming to DVD on January 14, 2013 courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Hysteria is a lighthearted, romantic comedy that tells the surprising story of the birth of the electro-mechanical vibrator at the very peak of Victorian prudishness.
Academy Award® nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actress, Crazy Heart, 2009) and Hugh Dancy (Adam, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Jane Austen Book Club) lead an accomplished cast, including Rupert Everett (My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Importance of Being Earnest) Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Evita), Ashley Jensen (TV’s “Ugly Betty”) and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy, Brideshead Revisited) in this charming yet irreverent untold tale of discovery.
- Matt Holmes
7 items from 2013
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