The What Festival?!?

Apollo Rocket
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Here’s a sentence you don’t see everyday: “Screenwriter Brian Miller came to the project after winning the inaugural Astana International Action Film Festival screenplay competition in Kazakhstan, founded by Bekmambetov.” Via, the project is being produced by The Weinstein Company and includes allegedly authentic recently unearthed secret government footage, a cover-up conspiracy, astronauts and alien life forms. It’s got everything.

Alba Disses Screenwriters

Ardea alba
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Jessica Alba apparently squawked for Elle Magazine, saying “good actors never use the script unless it’s amazing writing. All the good actors I’ve worked with, they all say whatever they want to say.” She’s currently working with Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Harvey Keitel, Laura Dern, Blythe Danner and Barbara Streisand filming Little Folkers. Maybe they’re the good actors that “say whatever they want”? (The birds to the left are included because they are Ardea alba. They also say whatever they want.)

Judge Abuses Writer, Appellate Court Rescues Him

Judge's Gavel
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When screenwriter Amir Ahanchian sued a production company for ripping off 12 of his skits for a direct to DVD National Lampoon movie, a federal judge threw out his law suit and awarded almost $250,000 in costs against him because his attorney filed papers three days late. Fortunately, the federal appellate court gave the trial judge a dose of reality and reversed the opinion – after the poor screenwriter endured a year on appeal. Justice?