Is The WGA Forcing Credits on Non-Writers?

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Amid speculation that Casey Affleck’s new documentary about Joaquin Phoenix is a hoax, Affleck tells USA Today that the WGA insisted on giving him writing credit, intimating that he did not write it. Is the WGA really forcing credits on non-writers? Or is the picture a carefully crafted hoax for which the writers deserve credit?

Screenwriter Says Tony Blair Plagiarized For His Autobiography

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Screenwriter Peter Morgan, writer of Frost/Nixon, The Queen, and The Last King of Scotland, tells The Telegraph (UK) that Tony Blair “had one gin and tonic too many” when he copied fictional scenes written by Morgan and included in The Queen into his autobiography.

“It made me love Ronnie Reagan”

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In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, screenwriter Jonas McCord tells WSJ that his screenplay for the in-development Ronald Reagan biopic will make you love him. The picture apparently has no director, cast or distributor so far, which means likely no money for its $30 million budget, but is managing to kick up a lot of noise.