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  Academy Award
The Awards are granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a professional honorary organization which as of 2003 had a voting membership of 5816, with actors, with a membership of 1311, making up the largest voting block.
Academy Awards are nicknamed "Oscars", which is also the nickname of the statuette (the name is said to have been born when Academy librarian Margaret Herrick saw the statuette on a table and said: "It looks just like my uncle Oscar!").
The awards were first given at a banquet in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16, 1929 but there was little suspense since the winners of the awards had already been announced three months earlier on February 18.
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 Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States.
It is awarded each year to the writer of a screenplay adapted from another source (usually a novel or play).
See also the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay, a similar award for screenplays that are not adapted from elsewhere.
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 Academy Award - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
The Academy Awards, commonly known as The Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the world.
The Awards are granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a professional honorary organization which as of 2003 had a voting membership of 5,816.
The greatest number of Academy Awards won by a film is 11, this distinction is shared by 3 films: Ben-Hur, Titanic, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
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 William Goldman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He was born in Highland Park, Illinois and obtained a BA degree at Oberlin College, 1952 and an MA degree at Columbia University, 1956.
Adapting his novel The Princess Bride to the screen marked his re-entry into screenwriting.
He has won two Academy Awards: an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for All the President's Men.
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 Aaron Sorkin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sorkin is arguably best known for his highbrow TV drama, The West Wing, a series originally conceived from leftover dialogue written for the American President, a 1995 feature starring Michael Douglas as the President of the United States.
The West Wing was honored with 13 Emmy Awards for its debut season, making the show a record holder for most Emmys won by a series in a single season.
He was also nominated for the Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for A Few Good Men.
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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Laika   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Albina flew twice on a high-altitude test rocket while Mushka was used to test instrumentation and life support.
To adapt the dogs to the confines of the tiny cabin of Sputnik 2, they were kept in progressively smaller cages for periods up to 15 to 20 days.
The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay in 1989.
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 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala--Biography
She has also adapted such novels as Henry James' The Europeans and The Bostonians for the Merchant Ivory team, as well as writing original screenplays such as Roseland and Jefferson in Paris set in Europe and America.
In 1986, she received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for A Room With a View and in 1990 she won the Best Screenplay Award from the New York Film Critics Circle for Mr.& Mrs.
Jhabvala received an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Howards End and was nominated for an Oscar for her adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day.
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 Wikinfo | Academy Award
The Awards are granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a professional honorary organization which as of 2002 had over 6000 members.
Academy Awards are nicknamed "Oscars", which is also the nickname of the statuette (the name is said to have been born when Margaret Herrick saw the statuette on a table and said: "It looks just like my uncle Oscar!").
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
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 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Anti-gun film wins top award
David Hare's screenplay for The Hours won best adapted screenplay at the ceremony widely seen as a good indicator for the Oscars.
The Academy Awards are announced on 23 March.
Screenplays honoured by the Writers Guild often go on to win at the Oscars as well, not least because many of the same people vote for both sets of awards.
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 The English Patient - The Film Guide
In 1992, the novel won the Canadian Governor General's Award and in 1993, the Booker Prize for fiction.
Walter Murch won an Academy award for his editing and another one for his contribution to the film's sound.
Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay - Anthony Minghella
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 <i>The Hours'</I>Cunningham and Hare Win 15th Annual USC Scripter&reg; Award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Legendary screenwriter Robert Towne (Academy Award® winner for Chinatown) -- chair of this year's 56-member selection committee -- announced the winners today on behalf of the Friends of the USC Libraries, which sponsors the award.
The selection committee is comprised of Writers Guild of America members, Academy Award®-winning and -nominated screenwriters, authors, film industry executives, faculty, and selected members of the Friends of the USC Libraries.
The Scripter® Award is given annually to honor the best adaptation among English-language films based on books or novellas that were released the previous year.
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 Joseph L. Mankiewicz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During his long career in Hollywood, Mankiewicz wrote forty-eight screenplays, including All About Eve, for which he won an Academy Award.
He also produced more than twenty films including The Philadelphia Story which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1941.
However, he is best known for the films he directed, twice winning the Academy Award for Directing.
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 Academy Awards Best Screenplays and Writers
Note: Oscar® and Academy Awards® and Oscar® design mark are the trademarks and service marks and the Oscar© statuette the copyrighted property, of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
One indicator of the types of screenplays that are nominated for awards is within the Best Picture category.
Through the 77th Academy Awards ceremony (through 2004), the vast majority of films that have won the top prize have been adapted from other sources, while about a fourth have been original screenplays:
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 Society Fresh : Article 'Academy Award for Directing'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry.
Typically this award goes to the eventual winner of Best Picture, although in recent years this trend seems to be breaking.
While the award is considered a good way to sum up the most successful and talented American film directors, it is interesting to note that several revered directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Orson Welles, and Alfred Hitchcock never won the award.
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 Zap2it.com - Movie news - Academy Board Approves 75th Awards Rules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The official "75th Annual Academy Award® Rules" booklet will be ready for distribution to Academy members during the first week of August.
Academy Award rules are reviewed annually by branch and category committees, and submitted to the Awards Rules Committee, which then reviews all proposed changes and presents its recommendations to the Board of Governors.
The 75th Annual Academy Awards Presentation will be telecast live from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland® by the ABC Television Network at 5:30 p.m., PST, on Sunday, March 23, 2003.
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 Gigi - The Film Guide
In additional to numerous awards, the film also has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
Academy Award for Set Decoration, Black-and-White or Color – (E.
Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay (Alan Jay Lerner)
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 HSX : Movies : Market : Options : Ghost World for Best Adapted Screenplay
Award Options allow traders to buy and sell the Oscar nominees with exclusive securities centered around the 74th Academy Awards.
Five HSX Award Options will be issued for the nominees in the eight major categories.
EST on Sunday, March 24, in preparation for the awards ceremony to be held that evening.
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 News | Victoria University of Wellington
Academy Award-winning Wellington scriptwriter Fran Walsh is to be awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature from Victoria University at its May graduation ceremonies.
Membership of the Academy is by invitation of the Board of Governors and is limited to those who have achieved distinction in the arts and sciences of motion pictures.
In 2002, she was again nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Picture category as a producer of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
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 John Hodge - TheBestLinks.com - London, Scotland, United Kingdom, United States, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, Hodge comes from a family of doctors and carried on the tradition by studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh.
Still a licensed, practicing doctor, Hodge started writing screenplays after meeting producer Andrew Macdonald at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 1991.
In 1995 he recieved a BAFTA Award, and in 1996 was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for Trainspotting.
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 Adapted Screenplay
Every aspect of the screenplay was worked over in exahausting detail, causing Coppola to go almost as mad as the renegade Colonel Kurtz in the film.
Eric Roth deserves an endless parade of wealth and riches for adapting this novel, which is basically a waste of trees, and helping to craft it into the Academy Award winning picture it became.
The real alchemy of adapting previous works into screenplays comes when a fair-to-middling source is turned into a work of brilliance, which is clearly the case with GODFATHER.
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 Find Writing A Screenplay Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is essential to know how the screen play market really works excel in write a screenplay.
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 Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net
Born in Edgbaston, Birmingham, the son of Lithuanian immigrants, Maschwitz was educated at Repton School and Cambridge University Cambridge.
As a lyricist, Maschwitz wrote the screenplays of several successful films in the 1930s and 1940s 40s, but is perhaps best remembered today for his lyrics to 1940s popular songs such as "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and "These Foolish Things".
Chips'' (for which he shared an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay Academy Award nomination) and ''Queen of Song'', among other successful films.
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 Guettel and Goldman Team up to write The Princess Bride Musical (BroadwayWorld.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At the Tony Awards in June, when Guettel was asked about his next project, he said "I don’t think I can legally say, but it’s an adventure and there’s a lot of swordfighting." Now, we know what he was referring to.
Guettel won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Score of a Musical for his lush score to The Light in the Piazza, which is currently playing at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
In addition, the Florence-set musical was awarded 4 other Tonys--Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Vicky Clark, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Christopher Akerlind, Best Costume Design of a Musical for Catherine Zuber and Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Michael Yeargan.
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 Religion of Best Screenplay Academy Award Winners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The names and precise categories for the writing awards varied widely during the first 30 years that Academy Awards were given.
There were often three categories, including an award given to the writers of the story or play which was adapted to film.
The current pattern of awarding an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay has been established essentially in its current form since 1957 (although the current precise names of the awards dates back only to 2002).
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 Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based previously published material.
Before 1940 there was an Academy Award for Best Story for writing.
Beginning with the Oscars for 1957 the two categories were combined to only the screenplay.
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 Academy Award Winners and Categories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Academy Award for Short Film - Novelty (1932 - 1935)
Academy Award of Scientific or Technical Merit - - a statuette
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 Little Women
It has been adapted as a film many times: in 1917, 1918, 1933, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1958, 1970, 1978, 1979 and 1994.
It was written by Sarah Y. Mason[?] and Victor Heerman[?] from the Alcott novel, and was directed by George Cukor.
It won the Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay.
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