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  • Syd Field dies at 77; wrote bestselling screenwriting bible

    In the 1970s, Syd Field's job in Hollywood was reading scripts all day and picking out the gems that might make it to the screen. In one two-year period he figured he read 2,000 screenplays — and turned down 1,960 of them.
  • Producers Guild To Honor Chuck Lorre with Norman Lear Award

    Chuck Lorre will receive the 2014 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America at the PGA Awards on Jan. 19. Lear is being honored for his work on such shows as "The Big Bang Theory," "Two and a Half Men" and "Dharma...

    History Channel to remake 1977 miniseries 'Roots'

    History Channel to remake 1977 miniseries 'Roots'
    "Roots" is getting a reboot. Variety has confirmed that History Channel will be remaking the 1977 miniseries after nabbing the rights to the original from Mark Wolper, son of late "Roots" exec producer David L. Wolper, along with the rights to the 1976...

    'The Square,' 'Inside Man' win top IDA documentary award honors

    Jehane Noujaim's "The Square," Netflix's first major film acquisition that chronicles a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes, won the best feature award at the International Documentary Assn.'s 2013 IDA Awards on Friday evening...

    'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave' earn Producers Guild nominations

    The Producers Guild of America, a leading bellwether for the best picture Oscar, announced on Thursday the 10 films whose producers are nominated for the group's annual award: "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "Blue Jasmine," "Captain Phillips,"...