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November 16, 2004 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
If this were one of his screenplays, Roger Avary might have sent gun-packing, wisecracking thugs to settle his beef with Bill Gates. Instead, the Oscar-winning co-writer of "Pulp Fiction" is sending his lawyer. Avary on Monday sued Microsoft Corp., accusing the world's largest software company of stealing his idea for a genre-bending video game for Microsoft's Xbox console. "Yourself!
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November 28, 2009 | By Raja Abdulrahim
"Pulp Fiction" co-screenwriter Roger Avary was behind bars at the Ventura County Jail on Friday -- several days after what is believed to be the writer-director's tweeting revealed that he was serving his sentence for a fatal car crash in a furlough program rather than in jail. In September, Avary was sentenced to a year in jail for causing a car crash in Ojai that injured his wife and killed a passenger. Earlier this week, Times technology blogger Mark Milian discovered some tweets coming from @avary and speculated about whether Avary was tweeting from jail.
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November 28, 2009 | By Raja Abdulrahim
"Pulp Fiction" co-screenwriter Roger Avary was behind bars at the Ventura County Jail on Friday -- several days after what is believed to be the writer-director's tweeting revealed that he was serving his sentence for a fatal car crash in a furlough program rather than in jail. In September, Avary was sentenced to a year in jail for causing a car crash in Ojai that injured his wife and killed a passenger. Earlier this week, Times technology blogger Mark Milian discovered some tweets coming from @avary and speculated about whether Avary was tweeting from jail.
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October 1, 2009 | Alexandra Zavis
Oscar-winning screenwriter Roger Avary has been sentenced to a year in jail for causing a car crash that killed a passenger and injured Avary's wife in Ojai. The co-writer of hits such as "Pulp Fiction" and "Beowulf" pleaded guilty in August to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and other charges stemming from the Jan. 13, 2008, crash. Avary, 44, was at the wheel of a Mercedes sedan that was traveling at more than 100 mph when it crashed into a telephone pole, according to investigators.
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December 13, 2008 | Catherine Saillant, Saillant is a Times staff writer.
Prosecutors charged Oscar-winning screenwriter Roger Avary with gross vehicular manslaughter on Friday, alleging that the author of such hits as "Pulp Fiction" and last year's "Beowulf" was driving drunk when he killed a passenger and injured his wife in a rural Ojai car crash. Avary, 43, pleaded not guilty in a Ventura courthouse to manslaughter and other charges connected to the Jan. 13 single-car collision.
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January 15, 2008 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Oscar-winning screenwriter Roger Avary was trying to revive his wife in the middle of the road when a witness came upon his smashed-up car on a rural state highway near Ojai. "He was yelling, 'Don't die, Gretchen! Don't die!,' " said former Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael Bradbury, one of the first witnesses on the scene after the single-car crash early Sunday that left one man dead and Avary's wife, Gretchen, seriously injured.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2002 | PATRICK DAY
Aspiring filmmakers spending time in front of the mirror practicing Oscar speeches and dreaming of fame and creative freedom could learn a thing or two from Roger Avary. The 37-year-old writer-director won an Academy Award in 1995 for co-writing the wildly influential "Pulp Fiction" with Quentin Tarantino.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2009 | Alexandra Zavis
Oscar-winning screenwriter Roger Avary has been sentenced to a year in jail for causing a car crash that killed a passenger and injured Avary's wife in Ojai. The co-writer of hits such as "Pulp Fiction" and "Beowulf" pleaded guilty in August to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and other charges stemming from the Jan. 13, 2008, crash. Avary, 44, was at the wheel of a Mercedes sedan that was traveling at more than 100 mph when it crashed into a telephone pole, according to investigators.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 1995 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It wasn't anything like the shutouts for "The Color Purple" and "The Turning Point," both of which hold the distinction of receiving 11 nominations and no wins. But that was small consolation to the nominees for such films as "The Shawshank Redemption," "Quiz Show," "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Red," "Little Women," "Interview With the Vampire" and "Nobody's Fool," who all went home empty-handed Monday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2012 | By Susan King
Writer/director Quentin Tarantino is set to receive the Hollywood Film Awards' Hollywood Screenwriter Award at a gala Oct. 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Tarantino earned an Oscar with Roger Avary for his screenplay of the 1994 crime thriller "Pulp Fiction," and his 2009 World War II thriller, "Inglourious Basterds," earned eight Oscar nominations. His latest film, "Django Unchained," an homage to Italy's spaghetti Western genre, opens Christmas Day. "We are honored to present this award to Quentin for his unique and exceptional creative vision at this year's gala," said Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive director of the Hollywood Film Awards.
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December 13, 2008 | Catherine Saillant, Saillant is a Times staff writer.
Prosecutors charged Oscar-winning screenwriter Roger Avary with gross vehicular manslaughter on Friday, alleging that the author of such hits as "Pulp Fiction" and last year's "Beowulf" was driving drunk when he killed a passenger and injured his wife in a rural Ojai car crash. Avary, 43, pleaded not guilty in a Ventura courthouse to manslaughter and other charges connected to the Jan. 13 single-car collision.
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January 15, 2008 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Oscar-winning screenwriter Roger Avary was trying to revive his wife in the middle of the road when a witness came upon his smashed-up car on a rural state highway near Ojai. "He was yelling, 'Don't die, Gretchen! Don't die!,' " said former Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael Bradbury, one of the first witnesses on the scene after the single-car crash early Sunday that left one man dead and Avary's wife, Gretchen, seriously injured.
BUSINESS
November 16, 2004 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
If this were one of his screenplays, Roger Avary might have sent gun-packing, wisecracking thugs to settle his beef with Bill Gates. Instead, the Oscar-winning co-writer of "Pulp Fiction" is sending his lawyer. Avary on Monday sued Microsoft Corp., accusing the world's largest software company of stealing his idea for a genre-bending video game for Microsoft's Xbox console. "Yourself!
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2002 | PATRICK DAY
Aspiring filmmakers spending time in front of the mirror practicing Oscar speeches and dreaming of fame and creative freedom could learn a thing or two from Roger Avary. The 37-year-old writer-director won an Academy Award in 1995 for co-writing the wildly influential "Pulp Fiction" with Quentin Tarantino.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2008 | Tiffany Hsu, Times Staff Writer
The Academy Award-winning co-writer of the film "Pulp Fiction" was arrested after sheriff's deputies said he crashed his car in Ojai early Sunday while driving drunk, injuring his wife and killing a passenger. Roger Avary, 42, was driving at 12:54 a.m. when the accident occurred outside the Ojai Lumber Co. building at 1900 E. Ojai Ave., said Capt. Monica McGrath of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
NEWS
March 29, 1995 | MARK EHRMAN
The Scene: Post-Oscar madness prevailed Monday night at the Miramax party held at soon-to-be ex-Chasen's. The restaurant's California Room and a huge tent in the parking lot were jammed with almost a thousand revelers, while a few hundred more populated the more breathable VIP area. As the party metastasized out of control, the fire marshals showed up to put a lid on it.
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