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Amy Pascal on Producing a ‘Radical’ Version of ‘Little Women’

With “Little Women,” producer Amy Pascal has scored her second Oscar nomination (after “The Post”). Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott is only the third best picture nominee ever to be produced, written and directed solely by women, following “The Piano” and “Winter’s Bone.” Pascal has another distinction: Of the nine nominated films […]

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Greta Gerwig Shines at Santa Barbara Film Festival ‘It Starts With the Script’ Panel — Video

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival “It Starts With the Script” panel is always my favorite panel of the year, with the year’s most lauded and gifted screenwriters.Some of this year’s gang wrote scripts about real people. Writers Guild Award nominee Noah Harpster wrote “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” about children’s television host Fred […]

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‘Little Women’s Greta Gerwig & ‘Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge Win USC Scripter Awards

Greta Gerwig took home top honors Saturday night at the 32nd annual USC Libraries Scripter Awards for Little Women, her adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel.“Little Women is the book of my life — reading and re-reading this book made my the woman I am today,” Gerwig said. “This is extraordinary. I am very […]

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‘Little Women,’ ‘Fleabag’ Win USC Libraries Scripter Awards

The USC Libraries Scripter Awards honor the year’s best film and television adaptations, as well as the works on which they are based. This group of academics, industry professionals, and critics (for which I vote) is often predictive of the Adapted Screenplay Oscar race.While Netflix dominated this year’s nominations with three adapted scripts, for movies […]

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‘Bad Boys for Life,’ ‘1917’ Blast Past $100 Million at Box Office

Sony’s “Bad Boys for Life” and Universal’s “1917” continue to drive the box office, as both films will cross $100 million domestic this weekend.“Bad Boys for Life” will take No. 1 again with an estimated $30 million second weekend, a 52% drop from the threequel’s $62.5 million 3-day opening that would give it a domestic […]

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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Soars; ‘Dolittle’ 4-Day Total Tops ‘Cats’ Entire Gross

An improved 2020 continued this weekend, with the initial $160 million three-day estimate over $30 million (about 22%) above last year’s Martin Luther King Birthday Friday-to-Sunday totals.The difference comes from two new releases. “Bad Boys for Life” (Sony) opened at just over $59 million, $19 million better than “Glass,” which was the sole new wide […]

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Sbiff: Virtuosos Cynthia Erivo, Taron Egerton, and Aldis Hodge Sing Favorite Karaoke Songs

Eight actors were honored for their breakout roles in film with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s (Sbiff) Virtuosos Award event held at the historic Arlington Theatre on Saturday night. The annual award is presented to “up-and-coming” actors with noteworthy performances in film.This year’s award recipients were Awkwafina for her first dramatic leading role in […]

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