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Tribeca 2012: 'Precious' screenwriter on board for short film contest

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

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.
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