The USC Scripter Awards has announced its nominees for its 34th annual ceremony, recognizing the best film and television adaptations. Netflix dominated the film category with three films making the cut, all from women screenwriters who also directed their movies: "The Lost Daughter" from Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Power of the Dog" from Jane Campion and "Passing" from Rebecca Hall. This is the first nomination for all three acclaimed filmmakers.Joel Coen, a two-time nominee for "No Country for Old Men" (2007),...
2S Films, Belle Pictures, Black Label Media
Founder / Partner
Smith co-founded Black Label Media with twin partners Trent and Thad Luckinbill in 2013 to focus on adult, mid-level-budget fare. Though BLM’s first dramas fared poorly, the drug-war thriller “Sicario” scored $84 million and three Academy Awards noms, and its “La La Land” became 2016’s Oscar darling. Despite her pedigree, the daughter of FedEx founder Fred Smith paid her dues and learned her craft as a P.A. on films produced by her father’s Alcon Entertainment, with her first producing credit landing on 2007’s “P.S. I Love You.” After starting 2S Films with “P.S.” star Hilary Swank in 2008 and Belle Pictures in 2012, she jumped to BLM with the Luckinbills for greater flexibility and autonomy. The Memphis-born Smith is a graduate of New York University.