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    The Complete 2012 Black List - 'Draft Day,' 'Seuss' & Hillary Clinton Are on Top

    The 2012 Black List of the best un-produced screenplays is now listed below. It comes from the suggestions of nearly 300 industry execs. To make the list, each script must receive six separate mentions...

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    The 2012 Black List of the Best Un-Produced Screenplays Will Be Revealed on Twitter

    On Monday, Decemeber 17, the 2012 Black List will be announced via Twitter. The titles will be named in a random order every minute. Once all the titles have been named, the top 10 will be announced in reverse order. Then the complete list, along with loglines, will be available on the Black List's ...

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    The Black List's New Site Finds 'McCarthy' Screenwriter Justin Kremer a Home at CAA

    A month into its new online service allowing screenwriters to have their work read, reviewed and (potentially) pursued, the Black List announces its first success story. After submitting his script to the Black List site "out of sheer curiosity," writer Justin Kremer has signed with CAA.

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    THR Writers Roundtable: Apatow, Boal, Haneke, Krasinski, Magee & Terrio Tackle Politics, Death & Historical Accuracy

    The Hollywood Reporter's Writers Roundtable -- full-length, uncensored video below -- includes writers and filmmakers Judd Apatow ("This Is 40"), Mark Boal ("Zero Dark Thirty"), David Magee ("Life of Pi"), Chris Terrio ("Argo"), Michael Haneke ("Amour") and John Krasinski ("Promised Land").

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    Writers Guild of America Partners with The Black List in Support of Screenwriters

    The Writers Guild of America, East announces its partnership with The Black List, which lists the best unproduced screenplays from Hollywood each year, as chosen by industry execs. With this new partnership, WGAE members will receive a 20% discount...

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    The Academy Names 2012 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting Winners

    The Academy announces the winners of its 2012 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. Each of the winners, listed below, will be given $35,000...

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    Attention Screenwriters: The Black List Expands & Will Evaluate Your Scripts

    The annual Black List, which features Hollywood's most liked screenplays (including this year's "Django Unchained," "Looper," "The Impossible" and "Argo"), is expanding.

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    Disney Screenwriter Kelly Marcel to Write 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Adaptation

    Moving from "Mary Poppins" to erotic fiction overnight, screenwriter Kelly Marcel has been hired to write the adaptation of E.L. James' bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey." Universal and Focus Features have the rights to all three books. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti ("A Social Network") are produ...

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    Academy Announces The 2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Finalists

    The Academy announces ten finalists for the 2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. The next step is having their scripts read and judged by the fellowship committee, which can choose to award up to five $35,00 fellowships. This year's finalists were chosen from 7,197 scripts,..

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    Robin Swicord Replaces Frank Pierson, Joins Few Women on Academy's Board of Governors

    The Academy's Board of Governors has elected screenwriter Robin Swicord ("Memoirs of a Geisha," "Little Women" ) to replace the late Frank Pierson and represent the Writers Branch along with Bill Condon and Phil Robinson. She will serve until the next election, which is in Ju...

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