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    Obit: Screenwriter Tonino Guerra, Three-Time Oscar-Nominee, Has Died

    One of cinema's greatest writers, three-time Oscar nominee Tonino Guerra, has died. The poet/screenwriter from Northern Italy had just turned 92 on March 16. Guerra wrote over 100 screenplays, including "L'avventura," "La notte," "L'eclisse," "Red Desert," "Blow-Up," and "Zabriskie Point" for Antoni...

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    Deadlines Approach for Academy's 2012 Nicholl Screenwriting Competition

    Proof-reading your screenplay? The deadline for the Academy's 2012 Nicholl Screenwriting Competition is approaching.

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    Memoir of a Character Actor: Dark Visions of a Golden Age

    Rick Lenz's memoir "North of Hollywood" is full of "good drinkers." Jason Robards was one, shimmying up a flagpole one night; George C. Scott was another. Jackie Gleason, smashed through much of the shoot of a failed comedy called "How Do I Love Thee?" (1971), is not counted a "good drinker." He cou...

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    Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Kristen Bell, Lily Collins & More Are 'Writers'; Stephen King Will Cameo

    This project has been building for the last month or so, and with cameras set to roll next week in North Carolina, there's no better time to gather up all the details in one place.

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    TV News: 'Blood' Loses Ball, Lucy Liu First Female Watson for 'Elementary,' Robb for 'Carrie Diaries'

    Lucy Liu will play Watson in CBS' modern take on Sherlock Holmes, "Elementary." The pilot will star Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes, living in New York City...

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    Saturday Night at the CAS and USC Scripter Awards

    The Sound and Editing Awards were given out tonight, and winners were "Hugo" and "The Descendants" and "The Artist, respectively.

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    USC Scripter Award Nominations For Adapted Screenplays Include 'A Dangerous Method,' 'Jane Eyre'

    One of the awards I vote for is the University of Southern California's Scripter Awards. Like the AFI Awards, the Scripters are voted on by a mix of industry insiders (many of them screenwriters), academics and critics. The idea is to award the adaptation of a previous work, so these awards have...

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    WGA Nominee John Logan Talks 'Hugo,' 'Rango,' 'Coriolanus,' 'Skyfall' and Patti Smith's 'Just Kids'

    John Logan is smiling today, as he just earned a Writer's Guild Nomination for adapting the novel "Hugo Cabret" for Martin Scorsese. If his other scripts had been eligible, he could just as well have sewn up three spots this year.

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    Writers Guild Nominations Leave Out 'War Horse,' 'Tree of Life," Plus Many Ineligible Oscar Contenders

    On the Writers Guild ballot, voters could choose from 33 adapted screenplays and 55 originals. Getting a boost in the Oscar race from Writers Guild nominations in the adapted category are: "The Descendants," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "The Help," "Hugo," and "Moneyball."

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