Oscar News :: How Nominated Directors Brought Their Films to Life

by Shannonn Kelly
5:41AM, EST, March 20, 2013

Even though there’s still snow on my terrace from two days of winter’s last gasp, I wish you all a very Happy 1st Day of Spring.

I was reading a few blogs this morning and came across an article from AwardsLine.com, a site I visited for the first time today. I almost didn’t read it due to the landing page style. Then I realized it was a feature site dedicated to this years Oscars. When you click through you’ll find some interesting Q&A’s with key creative directors, producers and stars such as: Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Jackman, Grant Heslov and Kathleen Kennedy from this years 85th Annual Academy Award® nominated films.

The article was a snapshot of how the nominated directors envisioned their ideas, but more so, some of the hoops they had to go through to bring their film to life.

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Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry Show Their Strengths in “Beasts of the Southern Wild” by director Benh Zeitlin

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Latest Screenplay News for Shannonn Kelly

One of our favorite “indie” screenwriters Shannonn Kelly is trying to finish 3 feature scripts before the end of 2012. That’s a big challenge she’s given herself, but we want to cheer her on. Here’s some latest feedback on “He Wore Blue” a modern suspenseful crime drama.

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Writers Tears Irish Whiskey – Shannonn’s Reward

We asked Shannonn a question.

Q: What was your inspiration for this latest feature script “He Wore Blue”?

A: “I have some pretty awesomely talented FaceBook friends. Among them, two in particular are well known actors. I wanted to see them both in a film together, so I wrote a script for them.

Often, I’m inspired by an actor or an acting performance which compels me to write a script specifically for them. Those scripts generally get written quicker because the inspiration of their talent pushes me to completion faster than a script I have to do a lot of research on.”

Here’s what BlueCat Reviewer #1 Has to Say:

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Latest News For The Brothers McDonagh by Shannonn Kelly

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

We’re pleased to publish the latest news for the Feature Screenplay ‘The Brothers McDonagh’, written by Shannonn Kelly.

The Brothers McDonagh has completed its festival circuit and going in for one final draft before it goes to the table for optioning by interested parties.

Shannonn is currently working on 3 distinctly different feature scripts and will be entering them into festivals when they are complete. Best of luck!

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The Brothers McDonagh – Feature Screenplay

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

We’re pleased to announce the latest news for our Feature Screenplay ‘The Brothers McDonagh’, written by Shannonn Kelly. Today, Woods Hole Film Festival in Cape Cod, MA, announced its screenplay winners and ‘The Brothers McDonagh’, scored an ‘Honorable Mention’ in the Drama category. Woods Hole is a veteran film festival in the industry for 19 years and winning a place here is indeed an honor.

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