SpikeTV is moving ahead with plans to adapt Stephen King’s novella “The Mist” into a series. The network has ordered a full season of the drama, comprising of 10 hourlong episodes. The series will go into production this summer with the hopes of airing in 2017. “The Mist” was adapted by Frank Darabont for the big screen in 2007, and the pick-up is the latest King novella to head to television after Hulu’s “11.22.63.”
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The Directors Guild of America has announced that the application period for the 22nd Annual DGA Student Film Awards for Women and Ethnic Minority Directors is now open. The awards are designed to honor, encourage and bring attention to exceptional diverse directors in film schools and select universities across the country. Previous winners include Ryan Coogler, Patricia Riggen and Nicole Kassell. To apply, head to the DGA website.
– The deadline to submit entries for the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition is Monday, April 18, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Up to five $35,000 fellowships will be awarded to emerging screenwriters in November. Online applications and complete rules are available at www.oscars.org/nicholl.
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