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    Emma Thompson Returns to the Big Screen in Saving Mr. Banks

    It feels like it has been a long time since we saw Emma Thompson on the big screen in a meaty role. In Saving Mr. Banks she plays Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers. The film is written by Kelly Marcel (who is scripting 50 Shades of Grey) and Sue Smith.

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    Sam Taylor-Johnson Will Direct Fifty Shades of Grey

    We've reported a lot about the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation--we were a little wary about the producing team, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, from The Social Network working on the film but then we were excited that they picked screenwriter, Kelly Marcel, to adapt the book for the scre...

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    'Tomb Raider' Reboot & Joe Wright's Live Action 'The Little Mermaid' Get New Writers

    Video games and fairy tales -- yep, it's just another day in Hollywood, so let's get into the mix of this...

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    Writer Kelly Marcel Says 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Will Be "Raunchy" NC-17 Rated Film

    One of the biggest sensations of last year was the "Twilight" fan fiction turned erotica sensation "Fifty Shades Of Grey," and it arguably is also one of the riskiest buys of 2012. Studios fought tooth and nail to get the rights to the bestseller, with Universal and Focus Fe...

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    Variety Announces 10 Directors and Screenwriters to Watch, 4 are Women

    Variety Announces 10 Directors and Screenwriters to Watch, 4 are Women

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    Kelly Marcel Writing Fifty Shades of Grey Screenplay

    As we previously reported, 3 female screenwriters, Karen Croner, Veena Sud and Kelly Marcel were in talks to adapt Fifty Shades of Grey.  The golden ticket goes to Kelly Marcel for the coveted gig.

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    Tell Your Mom: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Movie Finds A Writer In Kelly Marcel

    There's a reason we put Kelly Marcel on our On The Rise feature for screenwriters this spring. The scribe was due to break out in a big way, and indeed she has, nabbing one of the most high-profile book adaptations kicking around Hollywood.

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    Three Female Screenwriters Considered for Fifty Shades of Grey Adaptation

    We previously reported that the producing duo from The Social Network, Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti would be producing the film adaptation of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey and we hoped that this duo would do right by women this time around in both their writing and directing choices.

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    On The Rise 2012: 5 Screenwriters To Keep An Eye On In The Next Few Years

    Unlike in theater or television, writers generally get the short end of the stick in the movie business. When a film doesn't work, the script is blamed, when it does work, the director gets credit. Writers get fired, rehired, fired again, rewritten and screwed out of credit. But that's not to say th...

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    Disney Lines Up Black List Script 'Saving Mr. Banks' About Making Of 'Mary Poppins'; Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep Eyed To Star

    There's been a trend of late on the Black List, of scripts that, due to various rights issues, stand little chance of ever being made. Two years ago, it was topped by "The Muppet Man," a biopic of Jim Henson, which was bought by The Henson Company in order to essentially bury it, while...

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