‘Mysteries of Pittsburgh’ trailer

Posted by · 10:32 am · March 26th, 2009

Am I the only one who had completely forgotten that “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh” was even coming out in two weeks’ time? Read into that what you will, but you’d expect the adaptation of a novel as successful and widely beloved as Michael (“Wonder Boys”) Chabon’s 1988 debut to be a bigger deal. Still, that’s […]

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A night at the Scripter Awards

Posted by · 11:17 am · January 31st, 2009

USC’s Scripter Awards ceremony is moving on up.  It’s evolved form an intimate gathering to a full spread awards dinner over the years, and last night’s festivities marked the first time the Scripter winner was unveiled at the show rather than beforehand. It gave the atmosphere a tinge of anticipation.  Even with the “Slumdog” writing […]

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Michael Chabon to receive Scripter prize

Posted by · 10:39 am · January 14th, 2009

The USC Scripter awards go down next Friday, Jan. 30 (right in the middle of the Santa Barbara Film Festival…I’ll be driving back down for the show). The USC Libraries introduced a new award last year: the Literary Achievement Award, which went to Steven Zaillian in 2008. This year, the group has tapped “Wonder Boys” […]

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Adapting Philip Roth

Posted by · 10:05 am · October 7th, 2008

The author’s novels have suffered a tough road to the screen.

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