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Henry Aaron’s Pursuit Of Babe Ruth Home Run Record Amid Racist Death Threats To Get Movie By Oscar-Winning ‘Precious’ Scribe Geoffrey Fletcher, Mandalay Sports Media & Bluestone

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Henry Aaron’s Pursuit Of Babe Ruth Home Run Record Amid Racist Death Threats To Get Movie By Oscar-Winning ‘Precious’ Scribe Geoffrey Fletcher, Mandalay Sports Media & Bluestone

EXCLUSIVE: The attempt by Atlanta Braves slugger Henry Aaron to break Babe Ruth’s hallowed record of 714 career home runs, and...

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Film News Roundup: Jack O’Connell Crime Drama ‘Trial by Fire’ Bought by Roadside

Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. rights to true-crime drama “Trial By Fire,” starring Jack O’Connell and Laura Dern.

Roadside, which announced the deal Monday, will release the film on May 17.

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Mo’Nique (‘Precious’) gets a big ‘push’ by you, voted top Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 2000s [POLL RESULTS]

Mo’Nique has won Gold Derby’s recent poll asking you to vote for your favorite Oscar-winning Best Supporting Actress of the 2000s, for her performances as monstrous mother Mary Lee Johnston in “Precious: Based on the Novel...

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Geoffrey Fletcher

10 Screenwriters to Watch

This year’s Sundance winner, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” is Geoffrey Fletcher's first produced feature script (under pseudonym Damien Paul). “But the irony,” he says, “is that I feel like I’m a veteran at the same...

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AFI Movie Club: PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE

PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE stars newcomer Gabourey Sidibe and actress-comedian Mo’Nique in this adaptation directed by Lee Daniels and penned by Geoffrey Fletcher, who is the first...

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FESTWORKS

FILM FESTIVAL NEWS: INDIE MEMPHIS LAUNCHES BRAND NEW BLACK FILMMAKER RESIDENCY PROGRAM

The Indie Memphis Film Festival today announced the creation of The Indie Memphis Black Filmmaker Residency for Screenwriting. Supported by the Remembering George Riley at MLK50 campaign, the program is a two-month...

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Geoffrey Fletcher Set To Pen ‘I Am A Man’ About Historic Memphis Sanitation Strike

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winning Precious scribe Geoffrey Fletcher has been set to write I Am a Man, a feature film adaptation in the works from Sycamore Pictures based on Michael K. Honey’s 2007...

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‘Little Women’ will have to pull a ‘Precious’ to win the adapted screenplay Oscar

What a difference 18 hours makes. Greta Gerwig‘s “Little Women” script was the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar frontrunner, but then suffered a pair of transatlantic defeats over the weekend. She lost the...

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Geoffrey Fletcher:  Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni Award Recipient of 2018

This award recognizes his extraordinary talent as the screenwriter of Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire and subsequent recipient of the 2010 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...

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Toronto: Precious’s Geoffrey Fletcher Talks Violet & Daisy, the Next Cult Fave

Logic would seem to dictate that any movie debuting at the end of a film festival - when the town is quiet and the big stars and most of the press have all gone home - got that time slot for a reason. But at Cannes, Drive bucked that trend...