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UPDATED: Animated series writers are protesting a decision by the Television Academy to allow NBC’s Community to compete for Emmys in animated categories, arguing that they should be allowed similar cross-genre privileges.

Community made it onto the Emmy nomination ballot in several categories, including best animated program — along with 33 entries from full-time animated shows. The episode, “Digital Estate Planning,” features the cast rendered into 8-bit characters to… Continue reading ‘Family Guy,’ ‘Simpsons’ writers protest ‘Community’ animated episode on Emmy ballot, want ‘same rights’

Writers Guild Awards: ‘Midnight In Paris,’ ‘The Descendants’ Win Top Honors

Meryl Streep isn’t the only Hollywood star sitting on nearly three decades of Academy Awards losses. Woody Allen has been nominated nine times in the Best Original Screenplay category since his last Oscar win (“Hannah and Her Sisters” at the 1987 ceremony) and eleven times overall. If you take stock in the Writers Guild Awards, however, Allen may break his streak of futility at next Sunday’s 84th annual Academy Awards.

Allen… Continue reading Writers Guild Awards: 'Midnight In Paris,' 'The Descendants' Win Top Honors

‘Gossip Girl’ boss Josh Safran on Blair’s future, ‘heated’ moments in the writer’s room

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Image Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW

A decision is coming — that’s what executive producer Joshua Safran assures weary Gossip Girl fans, who are engaged in a seemingly perpetual fan war over which man (Dan or Chuck…because no one likes Prince Louis, right?) deserves to be an object of Blair’s affection.

But when it will happen, where it will happen, and, most importantly, who it… Continue reading ‘Gossip Girl’ boss Josh Safran on Blair’s future, ‘heated’ moments in the writer’s room

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Sony Pictures Animation

November 3, 2011

Sony Pictures Animation has set screenwriters Jay Scherick and David Ronn to write the screenplay for an all-new Popeye animated feature, based on the iconic characters of comic strip and cartoon fame. Popeye is the second project for Scherick and Ronn with Sony Pictures Animation following their success with this summer’s blockbuster The Smurfs, which

It’s a big day for movies with Kenny Loggins theme songs, as the Footloose remake opens in cinemas and now the Top Gun sequel is “jumpin off the deck/and headed into overdrive.” Does this mean we’re in the “Danger Zone” in terms of there being no turning back from Top Gun 2 becoming a horrible reality? Not exactly, but Paramount and Skydance Productions are in talks with wingmen screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz