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What’s the Future for Film Adaptations in Hollywood?

12 Sep

4th article in our 7- week series on Film Studios Marketing Tactics

What’s the Future for Film Adaptations in Hollywood? We’ve heard it before, “the film isn’t as good as the book.” What do novelists think about film adaptations? What are some of the opposing views? Some novelists prefer a hand off approach while others like to be more involved in the process. In this article we will look at which one is most effective in producing a successful film. Plus what does the future hold for film adaptations in this economy?

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Racial Equality in Films Today: Screen Writers

22 Jun

From our six week long series on Racial Equality in Films Today.

By Ozzie

We decided to look at the film landscape to see how racial minorities faired in today’s society. In this article, we will focus on screen writers. With the 2011 Hollywood Writers Report out, it shows that ethnic minorities are still a long way off equality.[1]

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2011 Oscar: Best Screenplay Nominees!

19 Feb

By: Open Book

It’s very rare any attention is given to the writers of a film. Yes, films are a collaborative effort but writers are often overlooked. So this year Linked-In-Hollywood would like to focus on where it all begins, with an idea. The writers nominated for an Academy Award this year are as follows:[1]

Best Writing: Adapted Screenplay

  • 127 Hours: Screenplay by Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy
  • The Social Network: Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
  • Toy Story 3: Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
  • True Grit: Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • Winter’s Bone: Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini

Best Writing: Original Screenplay

  • Another Year: Written by Mike Leigh
  • The Fighter: Screenplay by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson
  • Inception: Written by Christopher Nolan
  • The Kids Are All Right: Written by Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
  • The King’s Speech: Screenplay by David Seidler

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