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“E.T.” screenwriter Melissa Mathison dies at 65

Melissa Mathison, who was nominated for a screenwriting Oscar for “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” died today in Los Angeles. Her brother, Dirk Mathison, told Variety that she died after an unspecified illness. She was 65. In addition to “E.T.,” Mathison’s other credits include “The Black Stallion,” “Indian in the Cupboard,” “Kundun,” “The Escape Artist” and “The BFG,” another […]

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LGBT to honor Jane Fonda, screenwriter at gala

The Los Angeles LGBT Center announced today that two-time Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda and screenwriter Ron Nyswaner will be honored at the center’s 46th anniversary Vanguard Awards gala next month. Fonda will receive her award from Lily Tomlin, her co-star in the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie.” Actress Frances McDormand will present the award to Nyswaner, […]

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James White, “Ray” screenwriter, dies at age 67 in Santa Monica

James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for the 2004 Ray Charles biopic “Ray,” died today in Santa Monica at age 67. White’s attorney, Matthew H. Saver, told The Hollywood Reporter White died at his home from complications of pancreatic cancer. Jamie Foxx earned an Oscar for his portrayal of Charles in the 2004 film. White […]

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Part 1: Richard LaGravenese Interview

Part 1: Making of “The Last Five Years” Ask the average movie goer if he or she knows who Richard LaGravenese is. The answer is probably going to be no. In the same sentence add that he wrote “Behind the Candelabra,” “Water for Elephants,” “P.S. I Love You,” “Freedom Writers,” “Paris, je t’aime,” “Beloved,” “The […]

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