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Graham Moore Wins Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game took home the Oscar in the Best Adapted screenplay category at the 87th Academy Awards. The script for The Imitation Game was written by Graham Moore. The Oscar announcement was made by Oprah. Read more... February 23, 2015

E.L. James Demanding to Write Screenplay for Fifty Shades Sequel

Fifty Shades of Grey, the film version of E.L. James' novel that began as Twilight fan fiction, has now grossed more than $300 million and is expected to win the weekend box office once again. It is a financial success, no question. So why hasn't the release date for the next film been set? Because author E.L. James wants to write the next screenplay and Universal is not happy. Read more... February 19, 2015

Author Oliver Sacks Discusses Terminal Cancer Diagnosis

Author and neurologist Oliver Sacks announced he has terminal cancer in an op-ed in The New York Times. In his thoughtful and inspiring essay, Dr. Sacks discusses his diagnosis with terminal liver cancer at the age of 81 and how he intends to approach the little time he has left. Read more... February 19, 2015

Pitch Perfect 2 Screenwriter Talks Sequel Pressure, Writing Habits

Forbes' Ellen Killoran conducted a very interesting interview with Pitch Perfect screenwriter Kay Cannon. Kay is also a producer whose mentor is Tina Fey, who she worked for on 30 Rock. Read more... February 18, 2015

Nick Hornby Will Adapt Love, Nina into a TV Miniseries

The BBC announced that it has inked a deal with Nick Hornby (Wild, About a Boy) to adapt Nina Stibbe's book Love, Nina into a five part dramedy series for television. Read more... February 17, 2015

Harold Holzer Wins the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

Harold Holzer will be awarded the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize. The formal announcement will be made Thursday. Holzer won for his book Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion (Simon & Schuster). Read more... February 16, 2015

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine is Dead at 87

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine has died from complications of cancer at the age of 87. Levine died at his home in Fresno, California. Levine's wife, Frances, told the San Francisco Chronicle that her husband had been diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer less than one month ago. The Levines had been married for 60 years. Read more... February 15, 2015

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