‘Big Fish’ To Meet Early End On Broadway

By | Sunday November 10, 2013 @ 7:03pm PST

The story’s coming to an end for Broadway‘s Big Fish, the stage version of Tim Burton’s 2003 film that opened just three months ago. The show’s final performance is slated for Sunday, December 29, 2013 … Read More »

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Broadway Reels In ‘Big Fish’ As ‘Dexter’s Michael C. Hall Is Signing For Musical

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: I’m hearing that Dexter star Michael C. Hall is negotiating to play the lead in Big Fish on Broadway next year. Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks, who produced the Tim Burton-directed film, are producing the musical stage adaptation. Susan … Read More »

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DJ Caruso On ‘Preacher’

By | Tuesday February 22, 2011 @ 1:22pm PST
Mike Fleming

I Am Number Four director DJ Caruso has tweeted he will direct the John August scripted Preacher for Sony Pictures based on the comic book series. Since nobody has hollered at him, we’ll assume he has the job.

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That Amazon Studios Screenplay Contest: Heavenly Or Hellish? Scribes Weigh In…

So Amazon decides to form Amazon Studios and to give away $2.7 million to wannabe screenwriters. (Here’s the actual 21-page Amazon Studios Development Agreement contract they have to sign.) Sounds good, right? Not necessarily creatively or financially. It’s easy to understand … Read More »

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Scripter John August Bitchslaps Jessica Alba

By | Monday November 8, 2010 @ 7:27am PST

It wasn’t unprovoked. Actress Jessica Alba dissed screenwriters to Elle magazine. Here’s the posting from Big Fish and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory scripter John August’s blog:

Oh, Jessica

I have to believe she was misquoted, or excerpted in some unflattering way, because Jessica Alba couldn’t have actually said this:

Good actors,

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‘Boy Meets Coil’ … ‘Hope Springs Eternal’

By | Friday August 20, 2010 @ 6:41pm PDT

Screenwriter John August has posted this anonymous video, “The Pitch”, on his website to illustrate his recent rant, Why must we have board-game movies?. “It’s not that Hollywood is out of ideas. It’s that the industry is terrified of failure, and clings to the safety of recognizable titles. In difficult … Read More »

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