Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher ("Precious") is helping to give filmmakers a rare opportunity to turn his words into a short movie through a contest announced Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival. Participants must submit their interpretation of a "skeletal" script by Fletcher, which he further describes as having "no character descriptions or locations -- allowing them to create their own take on the material.
When a younger brother of once-highflying hedge-fund manager Alphonse Fletcher Jr. won a screenwriting Oscar in 2010 for the film "Precious," he thanked his siblings, saying they "supported me in every way." A legal battle is showin... Read Post
Not to steal Ms. Bigelow's thunder, but we witnessed another historic first at this year's Oscars: Geoffrey Fletcher, who won Best Adapted Screenplay for Precious, became the first African-American to win an Oscar for screenwriting. Read Post