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E.L. James' Control Over the Fifty Shades of Grey Film Was Unprecedented (January 22, 2015): Author E.L. James has unprecedented control of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. That caused quite a bit of friction on the set.

Pedro Almodovar to Receive WGA Screenwriting Achievement Award (January 21, 2015): Spanish screenwriter and director Almodovar will receive the WGA's Jean Renoir Screenwriting Achievement Award on Valentine's Day at the WGA Awards.

Wes Anderson and Dan Gilroy Nominated for Screenwriting Oscars (January 15, 2015): Wes Anderson, Dan Gilroy, Alejandro Gonzalez inarritu and Jason Hall get Oscar nominations. Gillian Flynn snubbed for Gone Girl adaptation.

Birdman Wins Best Screenplay at the 2015 Golden Globes (January 13, 2015): Birdman won the award for Best Screenplay at the 2015 Golden Globes. The film's star Michael Keaton also won a Globe.

Guardians of the Galaxy Gets WGA Nomination (January 8, 2015): The WGA nominations are in and Guardians of the Galaxy's Nicole Perlman and James Gunn are in the mix. Game of Thrones, True Detective and House of Cards also got nominations.

The Interview Screenwriter Talks Sony Hack (December 17, 2014): Dan Sterling wrote the screenplay for The Interview, which led to the massive hack of Sony. Sterling talks about being called the man who brought down Sony.

Penguin Launches Cartoon Network Book Imprint (September 22, 2014): Penguin and the Cartoon Network have teamed up to launch a new imprint called Cartoon Network Books. The imprint will launch next summer.

Steven Moffat Wins Writing Emmy for Sherlock: His Last Vow (August 26, 2014): Sherlock creator Steven Moffat was clearly stunned to win a writing Emmy for Sherlock: His Last Vow.

Ann Druyan and Steven Soter Win Emmy for Writing Cosmos (August 17, 2014): Ann Druyan and Steven Soter picked up an Emmy for writing the reboot of Carl Sagan's Cosmos. Stephen Colbert's writing team also won an Emmy.

Author Lois Lowry Discusses Her Input on the The Giver (August 15, 2014): Author Lois Lowry and director Phillip Noyce discuss collaborating on the film version of her Newberry award-winning YA novel, The Giver.

Frozen Screenwriter Jennifer Lee to Adapt A Wrinkle in Time Into a Feature Film (August 6, 2014): Frozen screenwriter and co-director Jennifer Lee to adapt Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time into a feature film for Disney.

Ehern Kruger Talks Writing Transformers: Age of Extinction (July 5, 2014): Screenwriter Ehern Kruger discusses writing Transformers: Age of Extinction and hints that Unicron could be coming to the Transformers franchise.

Neil Gaiman's American Gods to be TV Series on Starz (July 2, 2014): Neil Gaimain's award winning novel American Gods will be a television series on Starz. Bryan Fuller will write the pilot.

Author Tom Perrotta and Damon Lindelof Talk Adapting The Leftovers into a TV Show (June 29, 2014): HBO's The Leftovers premieres tonight. Author Tom Perrotta and Damon Lindelof explain the changes they made to adapt the book to a television series.

Rian Johnson Chosen By Disney to Write and Direct Next Two Star Wars Films (June 20, 2014): Rian Johnson, who wrote and directed Looper, has been chosed by Disney to write and direct the next two Star Wars movies.

Fault in Our Stars Author John Green Denies Being a Teen Whisperer (June 10, 2014): John Green, the author of The Fault in Our Stars, is being called the teen whisperer which he finds to be creepy. The movie has already raked in $70 million.

Robert Schenkken Wins Tony Award for Best Play for All the Way (June 9, 2014): Robert Schenkken wins the Tony Award for Best Play for his LBJ drama, All the Way. Bryan Cranston picked up Best Actor for starring as President Johnson.

Maleficent Screenwriter Linda Woolverton Discusses the Scene that Makes Her Cry (June 5, 2014): Maleficent screenwriter Linda Woolverton discusses the challenges of writing the film and the scene that always makes her cry.

Author and Poet Sam Greenlee Dead at 83 (May 26, 2014): Sam Greenlee, author of The Spook That Sat by the Door, has died at the age of 83.

Kevin Spacey Discusses New Documentary, Playing Shakespeare's Richard III (May 2, 2014): House of Card star Kevin Spacey discusses his other passion: Shakespeare. He has a new documentary about the world tour of Richard III in which he plays the power hungry king.