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Script Special Oscar Issue: The Screenplay Oscars, Part 1 – The Nominees

Download some of this year’s award-season screenplays. At a Beverly Hills Q&A for Captain Phillips, four days before the Oscar® nominations were announced, screenwriter Billy Ray was moved to explain why the competition means so much to him. “It’s not that I’m looking for awards or honors,” he said earnestly. “It’s that I look at...

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Screenwriter Peter Morgan on ‘Rush’

By Bob Verini Screenwriter Peter Morgan is the current recognized master of the two-hander. Having provided the definitive portraits of Richard Nixon and David Frost in his play and film of Frost/Nixon, he went on to dramatize the cat-and-mouse game played by Tony Blair and Elizabeth II in The Queen, Earlier this year he brought...