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Solomon Northrup’s First Win of the Season


The USC Scripter Award was announced last night (around the same time as the Art Directors Guild). This award is for films with adapted screenplays only, but what make it special is that it awards the source material as well as the screenplay. Thus, the original Solomon Northrup took his first award of the season for his 161 year old memoir 12 Year a Slave, alongside screenwriter John Ridley. They beat out the writers of Captain PhillipsPhilomenaThe Spectacular Now, and What Maisie Knew.

Read Ridley’s acceptance speech over at In Contention.

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GrabBag – MacBeth Fassbender’d, Leto Heckled, and Philip Seymour Hoffman Remembered.


It’s Friday once again, and that means it’s time for another GrabBag! – our weekly mishmash of links and videos to get you through the weekend.

  • There’s a new clip from Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. Reviews have just started coming out from its premier in Berlin, and needless to say, I’m even more excited.

… and screenwriter John Ridley talks to Bill Maher.

  • Gender inequality in the film industry summed up in this fantastic infographic. (New York Film Academy actually published this several months ago, but it’s still and always relevant.)

That’s all for this week’s GrabBag. Enjoy your weekend and try to stay warm!

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