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    Understanding Screenwriting Credit and WGA Arbitration in 'Belle' and '12 Years A Slave'

    While it’s very common in independent, lower-budget film for a director to be the writer of a film, the industry-wide process of receiving screenwriting credit on a script involves an extensive set of rules governed by the Writers Guild of America.

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    Watch Video Interview With Oscar Winner John Ridley (Is There or Isn’t There a Feud?)

    So, once and for all, is there a feud between John Ridley and Steve McQueen or is it media hype?

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    After Last Night's Big Academy Award Win, What's Next For Director Steve McQueen?

    After Last Night's Big Academy Award Win, What's Next For Director Steve McQueen?

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    '12 Years a Slave' to be Taught in Schools

    American public high schools are set to receive some new material. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) just partnered with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute teaching material centered on "12 Years a Slave" including the film, the book, and study guides. The distr...

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    American Horror Stories: Why 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Should Be Drawing Comparisons to '12 Years a Slave'

    Two very different-looking movies have more in common than meets the eye.

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    New York Film Critics Circle Apologizes to Steve McQueen and Fox Searchlight for Armond White Heckling, White Defends Himself (UPDATE)

    For pure shock value, Adele Exarchopoulos’ legs were the main event at Monday’s New York Film Critics Circle awards dinner, barely contained as they were in a man’s shirt disguised as a dress. Armond White? There’s not a lot of shock value left: When we sat down to eat, someone at our table said, “L...

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    Craft Talking '12 Years a Slave': The Contrast of Horror and Beauty

    The visual power of "12 Years a Slave" derives from a juxtaposition of horror and beauty that director Steve McQueen calls "Goya-esque." It immerses us in the totality of Solomon Northup's experience, a brutal inhumanity that nonetheless took place on gorgeous plantations. Production designer Adam S...

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    Steve McQueen to Receive Director of the Year Award for '12 Years a Slave' at Palm Springs International Film Festival

    The 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Steve McQueen with the Director of the Year Award for his critically-acclaimed slavery epic “12 Years a Slave.” “12 Years a Slave” follows the incredible true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), born a free ma...

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    Steve McQueen to His '12 Years' Critics Who Find It Too Beautiful: 'I'm not making a horror film'

    Since world premiering a the Telluride Film Festival, Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" has gone on to draw rapturous praises from audiences and critics, with the majority of pundits agreeing it's the one to beat come Oscar time. Still, as with any film, there are dissenters, and in the case of "12...

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