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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Will Be Released This Summer (February 10, 2016): Scholastic will publish the script book of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this summer. It is the official eighth story in the series by J.K. Rowling.

Big Bang Theory Producers Sued for Copyright Infringement of Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty Song (January 5, 2016): The Big Bang Theory producers are being sued for copyright violations over the song Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty which was written by poet Edith Newlin in 1937.

Stephenie Meyer Producing New Supernatural TV Show Called The Rook (November 10, 2015): Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is producing a new supernatural tv show based on The Rook by Daniel O'Malley. The British show will air on Hulu in the U.S.

George R.R. Martin's Werewolf Novella Skin Trade Heading to Cinemax (October 12, 2015): Cinemax has ordered a pilot for George R.R. Martin's urban werewolf novella, Skin Trade. A werewolf and an ex-cop join forces to solve grisly murders.

Nicholas Sparks Turns His Divorce into a Sitcom for ABC (October 7, 2015): Bestselling romance novelist Nicholas Sparks has turned his divorce into a half hour sitcom for ABC. It will focus on a romance novelist trying to re-enter the dating pool.

Patrick Ness Writing New Doctor Who Spinoff Series Called Class (October 3, 2015): Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls, will create and write a YA spinoff set in the Doctor Who universe. Ness has won two Carnegie medals for children's literature.

Aaron Sorkin Tries to End Feud With Apple CEO Tim Cook (September 27, 2015): Aaron Sorkin has apologized to Apple CEO Tim Cook, but has the feud ended? It all started when Cook dissed Sorkin's new movie about Steve Jobs.

Anthony Horowitz Apologizes for Saying Idris Elba Too Street to Play James Bond (September 6, 2015): Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Ride and new James Bond series, has apologized for saying that Idris Elba is too street to play James Bond.

Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are Writing a Screenplay Together (August 27, 2015): Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are writing a screenplay for a comedy they will co-star in. They will play sisters.

Bryan Cranston Plays Blacklisted Screenwriter in Trumbo Trailer (August 16, 2015): Bryan Cranston plays legendary blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. He won two Oscars for his screenplays under an assumed name.

E.L. James' Husband to Write Script for 50 Shades of Grey Sequel (April 23, 2015): E.L. James' husband, screenwriter and novelist Niall Leonard, will write the script for Fifty Shades Darker. Now the studio need to find a new director.

John Green Moved to Tears by Shailene Woodley's Award Speech (April 13, 2015): Shailene Woodley moved The Fault in Our Stars author John Green to tears with her tribute to him at the MTV Movie Awards. She dedicated her award to him.

Joan Didion New York Essay to Be Feature Film (March 18, 2015): Joan Didion's classic essay Goodbye to All That will be adapted into a feature film. The producers are looking for a female director and screenwriter.

Powerball Winner Funds Theater Production of Roberto Bolano's 2666 (March 16, 2015): Former monk Roy Cockrum won $153 million lottery jackpot. He's funding a five hour production of Roberto Bolano's award winning novel 2666.

Diablo Cody to Write Screenplay for Live Action Barbie Movie (March 5, 2015): Oscar winner Diablo Cody will write a new screenplay for Sony's live action Barbie movie. This time, Barbie is like a modern-day Mary Poppins.

Server Overwhelmed by Screenwriters Applying for HBO Writing Fellowship (March 4, 2015): The servers crashed after too many aspiring screenwriters submitted applications for the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship. HBO will grant waivers for those shut out by the crash.

Graham Moore Wins Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game (February 23, 2015): The Imitation Game by Graham Moore took home the Oscar in the Best Adapated screenplay category at the 87th Academy Awards.

E.L. James Demanding to Write Screenplay for Fifty Shades Sequel (February 19, 2015): Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, has no director as Sam Taylor-Johnson is out. E.L. James can't stand her and wants to write the screenplay herself.

Pitch Perfect 2 Screenwriter Talks Sequel Pressure, Writing Habits (February 18, 2015): Kay Cannon nearly didn't write the sequel to Pitch Perfect because she was worried she would disappoint fans of the movie. But she persevered and got it done.

Nick Hornby Will Adapt Love, Nina into a TV Miniseries (February 17, 2015): Nick Hornby has been commissioned by the BBC to adapt the award winning comic novel Love, Nina into a five part miniseries for television.