Cascade Pictures Boards ‘The Lady Who Went Too Far’ From ‘King’s Speech’ Duo

UK-based financier Cascade Pictures, which launched at Toronto in September, has boarded its first feature, The Lady Who Went Too Far. Oscar-winning King’s Speech writer David Seidler is adapting the screenplay from Kristen Ellis’ biography, Star Read More »

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WME Signs ‘King’s Speech’ Scribe David Seidler

By | Monday March 19, 2012 @ 3:31pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: David Seidler, who won the Oscar for his The King’s Speech script, has signed with WME. Seidler famously waited 28 years for the Queen Mother to die after she asked him not to make a movie out of … Read More »

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David Seidler To Keynote Nicholl Fellowships Presentation Nov. 3

Beverly Hills, CA – Oscar-winning writer David Seidler will deliver the keynote address at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 26th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting presentation on Thursday,

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David Seidler, Jason Katims Among Winners Of Humanitas Prize

By | Friday September 16, 2011 @ 2:50pm PDT

David Seidler’s The King’s Speech and an episode of Friday Night Lights penned by Jason Katims were among the winners of the Humanitas Prize, which were unveiled today during a ceremony at Montage Beverly Hills. A total of 11 winners received took home a total of $85,000 in prize money for films and TV shows that “entertain, engage and enrich the viewing public.” The organization also bestowed its Kieser Award to Gary David Goldberg. Here’s the full list of winners: Read More »

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Oscar Winner ‘The King’s Speech’ Making Stage Turn

By | Tuesday August 9, 2011 @ 4:15pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Director Adrian Noble has confirmed a rumor kicking around stage circles for weeks: that he is turning the Best Picture Oscar-winning The King’s Speech into a stage play. This is not going to be a difficult transition. As Seidler … Read More »

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Martin Scorsese Eyes Film About Elizabeth Taylor And Richard Burton Love Affair

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures is finalizing a deal to develop a feature about the romance between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, as a directing vehicle for Martin Scorsese. The film will be produced by Julie Yorn, Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff of Krasnoff Foster Productions, and Scorsese through his Paramount-based Sikelia banner. They are assembling the resources to tell Hollywood’s most  famous star-crossed love story.

They’ve optioned Furious Love, the book by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger that was published by HarperCollins last year. At the same time, the producers have a rights agreement with Burton’s estate, and a pledge of cooperation from his widow, Sally Hay Burton, to make his library available as a resource. The filmmakers have also reached out to the estate of Taylor with the same hopes. A screenwriter will be hired shortly.

I’m told that Paramount made the book deal as other parties pursued the book, with other suitors including Oscar-winning Black Swan star Natalie Portman and The King’s Speech Oscar-winning scribe David Seidler. All this for a book that got 100 passes when initially shopped for a movie deal by the author’s reps, Justin Manask and David Kuhn. Film interest in the book — for which Taylor made available many of the love letters Burton wrote to her over the years — grew when Taylor passed away in March and reports focused on the relationship between Taylor and Burton. Read More »

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Oscar-Winning ‘King’s Speech’ Scribe David Seidler Sets ‘Games Of 1940′

By | Wednesday March 23, 2011 @ 3:29pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After winning the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for The King’s Speech, David Seidler has committed to another WWII-era inspirational story. He will team with Italian writer Luca Manzi to script Games of 1940 for producers Kennedy/Marshall Company and RT … Read More »

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Independent Films Captured 7 Major Oscars

So tonight’s Academy Awards scorecard for independent films were 7 major Oscars, including the 19th Best Picture of the past 30 years for non-studio movies. The Independent Film & Television Alliance compiled this list: Best Picture: The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Co);  Best Read More »

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OSCARS: Nervous Anticipation To The End

Pete Hammond

There’s no question this was Hollywood’s biggest week of the year. But now it’s all coming to a close tonight — and not a moment too soon for a lot of nominees at the end of a looooong campaign trail. “Thank God,”  said … Read More »

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OSCAR: Hammond Analyzes BAFTA Impact

Pete Hammond

Ever since the British Academy of Film and Television Arts several years ago moved their honors ceremony to coincide with Hollywood’s awards season, it’s been hit and miss as a predictor of the Oscars. Even though there is probably a … Read More »

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BAFTA Awards Tip Hat To Harvey Weinstein

Overall, tonight’s BAFTA awards show — known as “the British Oscars” – was marred by human errors and technical flubs. But the winners didn’t care. I counted 7 name-checks for Harvey Weinstein during the evening. In fact, pretty much every time one … Read More »

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Here Is David Seidler’s Full Screenplay for ‘The King’s Speech’

With The Weinstein Co’s permission, Deadline Hollywood presents David Seidler’s full screenplay here for The King’s Speech. Click for background.

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UTA Signs ‘King’s Speech’ Writer

Mike Fleming

After the Tom Hooper-directed Colin Firth-Geoffrey Rush film The King’s Speech came out of Toronto with strong Oscar buzz, United Talent Agency swooped in to sign the pic’s writer, David Seidler. It’s not unusual for the scribes of Oscar-bait film … Read More »

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‘Kings Speech’ Filmmakers Team Up Again

By | Friday September 10, 2010 @ 9:00pm PDT

Bedlam Productions, co-producer of The King’s Speech which had its world premiere last night at Toronto, is developing The Lady Who Went Too Far with that film’s screenwriter David Seidler. The project will mark the second collaboration between Seidler … Read More »

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