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Screenwriting Series to Feature Films by Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder, An Evening with Walter Bernstein, and a Special Sneak Preview of “Ghostbusters”New York, NY – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “Spotlight on Screenwriting,” a summer series illuminating the art of writing for motion pictures, beginning May 15 at various venues in New York City.  The programs include onstage conversations and screenings of acclaimed films spanning nine decades.Hollywood’s Happiest Couple: Billy Wilder and Charles BrackettMay 15 and16 at Film Forum, 209 W. Houston...
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In this week’s Academy Originals episode, Oscar-winning screenwriter David Seidler (The King's Speech) shares his creative process with us and demystifies his craft. "I'm a storyteller. All of us screenwriters, that's all we are. We're nothing fancy. We can't earn a living any other way than lying and telling stories,” Seidler said before comparing writing to the subtle art of fly fishing. To compare Seidler’s approach to that of another successful screenwriter who also likes to utilize notecards to organize his scripts, check out this episode featuring Milk...
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Writer John August knows a few things about creativity. You'd have to in order to write scripts for nearly a half dozen Tim Burton films. August was the pen behind Burton's "Frankenweenie", "Corpse Bride", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "Big Fish" and "Dark Shadows".   So what's the secret? "Creativity is discovering what the interesting problems are and how you can solve them in a way that's really interesting for the people watching the story," August told us recently.  The screenwriter who has also produced and directed films for both film and television said...
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 The 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition is now underway.  In November, as many as five $35,000 fellowships will be awarded.  Since 1986, 133 fellowships have been awarded, including one to Destin Daniel Cretton, who wrote and directed “Short Term 12” from his 2010 Nicholl Fellowship-winning script.  Other fellows include Creighton Rothenberger, who co-wrote “Olympus Has Fallen,” which opened in theaters last March; Rebecca Sonnenshine, a writer and co-producer on “The Vampire Diaries”; Andrew Marlowe, the creator of and an executive producer...
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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):     Frank DeJohn & David Alton...
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 Nine individual screenwriters and one writing team have been selected as finalists for the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  Their scripts will now be read and judged by the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, which may award as many as five of the prestigious $35,000 fellowships.This year’s finalists are (listed alphabetically by author):     Scott Adams, Menlo Park, CA, “Slingshot”     William Casey, Los Angeles, CA, “Smut”     Frank DeJohn & David Alton Hedges, Santa Ynez, CA, “...
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