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    Guest Interview: Geoffrey S. Fletcher: Writer, Director of "Violet & Daisy"

    It may be argued that the 2009 drama Precious remains one of the most distinguishing female-driven films to be released within the last decade. Based on the novel Push by Sapphire, the haunting drama broke new ground in Hollywood. Much of that has to do with the film's screenwriter Geoffrey S. ...

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    'Precious' Author Geoffrey Fletcher Talks Eccentric Girl-Assassin Debut 'Violet & Daisy,' Starring Ronan and Bledel

    “Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire” was Geoffrey Fletcher’s first professionally produced script. “The irony,” he said back in 2009, “is that I feel like I’m a veteran at the same time.” After all, he was directing homemade, stop-motion thrillers -- starring his toys -- when he was 14. A...

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    12 Great & Not-So-Great Debuts From Screenwriters-Turned-Directors

    “...but what I really want to do is direct,” goes the hoary old Hollywood refrain. Actors, key grips, wardrobe assistants, the odd ambitious caterer -- sometimes it feels like everyone who’s ever stepped on to a movie set dreams, idly or with calculation, of one day calling the shots. Even the clapp...

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    My (Short) Conversation w/ Screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher On 'Precious' & 'Violet & Daisy'

    I had the opportunity yesterday to do an interview with Geoffrey Fletcher, the Academy Award winning screenwriter of Lee Daniels’ Precious (the first black writer ever to win the award), about his past work and his new film Violet and Daisy, which he wrote and directed and which opens this Friday...

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    Geoffrey Fletcher’s 'Violet & Daisy' Gets 1st Official Poster + Release Date

    This poster reflects the film’s retro style and color palette as well as the juxtaposition of innocence and adulthood that takes place all throughout the film. It evokes the feeling from an era that was a significant influence on the film too. It has that late ’60s and ’70s feeling to it. Some of th...

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    Geoffrey Fletcher's Directorial Debut 'Violet & Daisy' Lands at Cinedigm

    Cinedigm Entertainment has acquired Geoffrey Fletcher's directorial debut, "Violet & Daisy," for distribution in 2013.

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    Cinedigm Acquires Saoirse Ronan-James Gandolfini Thriller 'Violet & Daisy'

    Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired North American distribution rights to “Violet & Daisy,” the directorial debut of Oscar-winning “Precious” screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher. The company plans a theatrical release in 2013, followed by VOD, digital and DVD releases.

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    Poster For Geoffrey Fletcher's Directorial Debut 'Violet & Daisy' Surfaces + New Pic

    Oscar-winning Precious screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher's directorial debut, Violet & Daisy made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, but has yet to secure an official release date; although in an interview we did with...

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    Geoffrey Fletcher Talks To S&A About "Precious," Life After Oscar, "Violet & Daisy" & Attica Prison Uprising Project

    This afternoon, Friday, April 13th, at 2pm, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher, in a program presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences called "Discover the Academy," will be speaking to Columbia University students about hi...

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