Guild's annual bash brings together scribes

What do screenwriters do when they get together? They talk about their screenplays.

The Writers Guild of American held its annual reception Oct. 30 at the Capitol Grille in West Hollywood, and more than a few scribes with Oscar-hopeful scripts showed up to compare notes.

Robbie Fox said it took him more than eight years to get his “Playing the Field” made into a pic.

“I came up with the idea when I was coaching my son’s Little League team and Jonathan Mostow’s kid was on the team,” Fox recalled. “I used to get phone calls at 2 in the morning from parents telling me everything about their lives. My son, who’s now 15, says he loves the movie.”

Nicholas Jarecki, who wrote and directed “Arbitrage,” said he is at work on “Fuel,” about electric cars.

Other scribes with current pics included Randy Brown (“Trouble With the Curve”), John Gatins (“Flight”), Rian Johnson (“Looper”) and John Krasinski (“Promised Land”). – — Dave McNary

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