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Argo and Zero Dark Thirty win big at Writers Guild Awards

Argo and Zero Dark Thirty win big at Writers Guild Awards

Feb 18 2013, 4:14am CST | by

'Argo' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' were the big winners at the Writers Guild of America Awards. The Ben Affleck-directed CIA drama - which recently scooped top prizes at the Golden Globes and BAFTA...

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Argo and Zero Dark Thirty win big at Writers Guild Awards

Feb 18 2013, 4:14am CST | by

'Argo' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' were the big winners at the Writers Guild of America Awards.

The Ben Affleck-directed CIA drama - which recently scooped top prizes at the Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards - continued its impressive streak, winning the award for Best Adapted Screenplay in a ceremony that took place in both New York City and Los Angeles last night (17.02.13).

'Argo' screenwriter Chris Terrio picked up the nod for his adaptation of Antonio J. Mendez's 'The Master of Disguise' and Joshuah Bearman's Wired magazine article, 'The Great Escape'. The film came out on top amidst stiff competition from 'Silver Linings Playbook', 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower', 'Life of Pi' and 'Lincoln'.

Kathryn Bigelow's hit thriller about the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden, which stars Best Actress nominee Jessica Chastain, earned the Best Original Screenplay award for writer Mark Boal. Other nominees in the category included 'Flight', 'Looper', 'The Master' and 'Moonrise Kingdom'.

Elsewhere, Malik Bendjelloul picked up the Best Documentary Screenplay award for 'Searching for Sugar Man'.

Last year's Writers Guild Award winners, 'The Descendants' and 'Midnight in Paris', went on to win the top writing prizes at the Academy Awards as well.

Writers Guild of America Award winners:

Best Original Screenplay: 'Zero Dark Thirty', written by Mark Boal

Best Adapted Screenplay: 'Argo', written by Chris Terrio

Best Documentary Screenplay: 'Searching for Sugar Man', Malik Bendjelloul

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Warners Finding Female Director For Wonder Woman

Oct 24 2014 11:44am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Movie studio seeks F. Must have GSOH (Good Sense Of Helming)In its efforts to be seen as competing with Marvel’s ever-expanding movie universe, Warner Bros. put out its own slate of Justice League-flavoured films recently. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio and DC Comics are looking to change things up behind the camera, aiming to hire a female director for Wonder Woman.While it shouldn’t have to b ...
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Superhero Buzz: 'Wonder Woman' Director Rumors, 'Batman v. Superman' Trailer Details and More

Oct 24 2014 10:34am CDT | Source: movies.com

With everyone still buzzing about Marvel’s amazing trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, it’s easy to forget that there are other things happening in the various superhero cinematic universes out there. Let’s get caught up on some of our other favorite spandex-clad heroes as we head into the weekend. Over in DC-land, the latest buzz is that the comic company and Warner Bros. are hard at work prepping for Gal Gadot’s s ...
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Female Director Wanted For ‘Wonder Woman;’ Here Are 5 Great Choices

Oct 23 2014 8:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Warner Bros.’ news of the full DC Comics movie slate was big for many reasons. It showed a commitment to a brand fans know and love. It showed the scope of the company’s plan. And buried under all those names and dates, it showed a commitment to diversity. Among the films, Warner Bros. announced the first female solo superhero film as well as the first African-American superhero film since the superhero craze really kicked into ge ...
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Kathryn Bigelow Decries ‘Last Days’ of the African Elephant

Sep 28 2014 8:43am CDT | Source: variety

“When you buy something made of ivory, where does the money go?” asks an onscreen question at the start of Kathryn Bigelow’s “Last Days,” a remarkable three-minute PSA on the subject of elephant poaching and the illegal ivory trade that premiered on Saturday at the New York Film Festival. The unsettling answer: a veritable roll call... Read ...
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Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig Circling Ridley Scott’s THE MARTIAN Opposite Matt Damon

Sep 3 2014 2:52pm CDT | Source: Collider

As Ridley Scott completes post-production on this December’s Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings and continues to work on that Blade Runner sequel, the 76-year-old filmmaker is also busy prepping to direct his next feature film, The Martian.  Scripted by Drew Goddard, the sci-fi pic is based on Andy Weir’s e-book of the same name and will star Matt Damon as an astronaut who is stranded on Mars and must find his way back home.  While the Cast Away slash Gravity-esque story suggests t ...
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Toronto International Film Festival 2014: A Preview in Pictures - Part 1

Sep 2 2014 8:30am CDT | Source: Coming Soon

It's that time of year again as festival and awards season concurrently kick-off with what is essentially one of the largest international film festivals on the globe, the Toronto International Film Festival (or TIFF), this year celebrating its 39th year as one of the festivals where some of the noteworthy awards films will premiere. Everything from Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker to Paul Haggis' Crash to The King's Speech and Silver Lining ...
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