2010's Best Screenplay Nominees Announced

    What's a Screenplay?

Screenplay or in other terms a script is the written work done for a film or television programs.The art of writing screenplays is called screenwriting,
The screenplays can be 100% original or adapted from some previously written materials or stories.Script is the starting point of any movie or tv
#76 - The Harvest WriterImage by JohnONolan via Flickrprogram or games.They are the base which needs to be strong enough to start the project.To do this sometimes writers are hired to develop the
script from some basic story previously written or some incident that previously happened.Sometimes the writers approach the producers with their 100% original scripts.
Original means something that's never written before,completely new concept of their own.Screenplays are usually structured
in such a way that every page is equal to one minute of the screen time.More on screenwriting. 

The Writers Guild of America

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The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures,
television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that protects the creative and economic rights
of their members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and present writers’ views to various bodies of government.
For more information on the Writers Guild of America, visit WGA.

2011 WGA Awards Screen Nominees Announced

Writers Guild have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2010. Winners will be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards held on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

The Nominees Are

 For Original Screenplay
Black Swan, Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz; Fox Searchlight

The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Paramount Pictures

Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.

The Kids Are All Right, Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg; Focus Features

Please Give, Written by Nicole Holofcener; Sony Pictures Classics

 For Adapted Screenplay
127 Hours, Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy; Based on the book Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston; Fox Searchlight

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Coen Brothers
I Love You Phillip Morris, Written by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra; Based on the book by Steven
McVicker; Roadside Attractions

The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich; Sony Pictures

The Town, Screenplay by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard; Based on the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan; Warner Bros.

True Grit, Screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen; Based on the novel by Charles Portis; Paramount Pictures

For Documentary Screenplay

Enemies of the People, Written, Directed, Filmed and Produced by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath; International Film Circuit

Freedom Riders, Written, Produced and Directed by Stanley Nelson; International Film Circuit

Gasland, Written and Directed by Josh Fox; HBO Documentary Films and International WOW Company

Inside Job, Produced, Written and Directed by Charles Ferguson; Co-written by Chad Beck, Adam Bolt; Sony Pictures Classics

The Two Escobars, Written by Michael Zimbalist, Jeff Zimbalist; ESPN Films

Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?, Written and Directed by John
Scheinfeld; Lorber Films
Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film                                        

Note : Last year's Writers Guild original screenplay winner, Mark Boal and The Hurt Locker, went on to take home the Oscar.

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