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Posts Tagged ‘WGA’

Star Trek XI Comes Up Empty At WGA and BAFTA

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

This weekend, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremonies were held and Star Trek XI lost in all three categories for which it was nominated.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category by the WGA, and they were up against Crazy Heart, Julie & Julia, Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire and Up in the Air. Up in the Air was the winner.

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Kurtzman And Orci Nominated For WGA Award

Monday, January 11th, 2010

The Writers Guild of America, whose selections often agree with those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has released their list of nominees for Adapted Screenplay.

Co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman were nominated in the Adapted Screenplay category for their work on Star Trek XI.

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Ellison Star Trek Lawsuit Settled

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Harlan Ellison is satisfied with the settlement of his lawsuit against Paramount.

Ellison filed suit against Paramount and the Writers Guild of America in March, looking for an accounting and payment from merchandising, publishing and other exploitations of his famous teleplay, The City on the Edge of Forever.

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Ellison Sues Paramount

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Harlan Ellison, writer of the award-winning City on the Edge of Forever original series episode, filed suit against Paramount on March 13 for failing to account to, or pay Ellison for the merchandising, publishing or any other exploitations of his famous teleplay.

As reported by Harlanellison.com, the lawsuit also names the Writers Guild of America, alleging that the WGA failed to act on Ellison’s behalf after numerous requests. (more…)