Novelists working in Hollywood have had a checkered history for sure. F. Scott Fitzgerald and William Faulkner hated it, while Michael Crichton might tell you otherwise.
There were plenty of creative-rights issues in the last round of Writers Guild of America contract negotiations, but probably none more intractable than the "film by" credit.
After keeping Hollywood on red alert over fear of a devastating 2001 strike, the town's writers have resumed their typical low profile.
The most pleasantly surprising thing about the 1971 screenplay roster is how not bad it is. Some films were overlooked that have proved more durable than the anointed ones, but that's only to be…
For a screenwriter, adapting a true story means performing a precarious balancing act. The problem, simply put, is that life is not drama.
Legit has been a source of material as well as talent since cinema's inception. And for a couple decades back then, one medium was considered so much more disreputable than the other that stage…
About nine years ago when Bill Mechanic, then Fox Filmed Entertainment chairman, read tyro scribe Antwone Fisher's original screenplay, his first reaction was that it was very rough in the writing…
If last summer was a season of the sequel, then this year's award cycle is surely the winter of the adaptation. Most of the year's biggest and award-touted films are made from screenplays adapted…
The BAFTA race may still be wide open, but the field narrowed a bit Wednesday with the publication of the long list of contenders by the British Academy of Film & TV Arts.
Emmy-winning director John Rich has been tapped to receive the Directors Guild of America's Honorary Life Member Award.
The Art Directors Guild has nominated 10 films for its 2002 Excellence in Production Design awards as the org split voting on features into two categories.