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October 12, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Why should HBO have all the World War II miniseries? FX is getting in business with Oscar-winning director-writer-producer team Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson for a 10-part WW II miniseries. The based-on-a-true-story miniseries "Telemark," penned by Beaufoy, zeros in on the fleet of British-trained Norwegian resistance fighters who sabotaged Hitler's nuclear development program during the war. "As we all know, some of the very best narrative fiction ever told is currently being created as episodic television,” Beaufoy said in a statement.
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October 12, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Why should HBO have all the World War II miniseries? FX is getting in business with Oscar-winning director-writer-producer team Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson for a 10-part WW II miniseries. The based-on-a-true-story miniseries "Telemark," penned by Beaufoy, zeros in on the fleet of British-trained Norwegian resistance fighters who sabotaged Hitler's nuclear development program during the war. "As we all know, some of the very best narrative fiction ever told is currently being created as episodic television,” Beaufoy said in a statement.
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December 9, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
Before they joined forces on "127 Hours," director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Simon Beaufoy had collaborated on just one movie ? but what a film that was. "Slumdog Millionaire" not only swept 2009's Academy Awards but also gave Boyle (who won for best director) and Beaufoy (who won for adapted screenplay) the commercial momentum and creative freedom to make, as they call it, "an action movie in which the hero doesn't move. " The pair's adaptation of hiker Aron Ralston's memoir of how he cut off his own forearm to escape a climbing accident is considered a lock for a best picture nomination, and star James Franco (who plays Ralston)
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January 6, 2011
Ricky Gervais is back for a second year to host the Globes and says he's going to push the comedy a little further this time, that he'll just look around the room and spot someone to target. What might that mean for you? "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky: "There will be a lot of ballet jokes. Last night, Letterman made fun of the film. I think he said, 'If you don't want to celebrate Christmas, you can go see two Jewish girls make out.' " "Animal Kingdom" actress Jacki Weaver: "He's right up my alley, the British ironic humor.
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January 6, 2011
Ricky Gervais is back for a second year to host the Globes and says he's going to push the comedy a little further this time, that he'll just look around the room and spot someone to target. What might that mean for you? "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky: "There will be a lot of ballet jokes. Last night, Letterman made fun of the film. I think he said, 'If you don't want to celebrate Christmas, you can go see two Jewish girls make out.' " "Animal Kingdom" actress Jacki Weaver: "He's right up my alley, the British ironic humor.
NEWS
February 10, 2009
WGA Awards: An article in Sunday's California section about the Writers Guild of America Awards said that "Slumdog Millionaire" screenwriter Simon Beaufoy did not attend the event. He did attend the simultaneous ceremony in New York.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2009
I really enjoyed the comments of Oscar-nominated screenwriter Simon Beaufoy about the joyful dance number at the end of "Slumdog Millionaire" ["Spot the Obsession," by Randee Dawn, in The Envelope, Jan. 28]. For me, that's the feel-good ending that sends us home dancing. Beaufoy's comment, "And dance is really important to me -- it's another kind of wordless expression," shows how screenwriters are using dance to emotionally elevate their scripts. If only the choreographer of that dance sequence (Longiness Fernandes)
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January 31, 2009 | Susan King
"Slumdog Millionaire" won the USC Libraries 22nd annual Scripter Award on Friday evening. The Scripter honors both the author and the screenwriter of the year's best book-to-film adaptation. This year's award went to Vikas Swarup, the author of "Q&A," and Simon Beaufoy, who adapted Swarup's book for the screen as "Slumdog Millionaire." The other four finalists were "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Reader," "Revolutionary Road" and "Iron Man." "Slumdog," which swept the Critics Choice and Golden Globe Awards, has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards and is considered a favorite to win the best picture Oscar at the awards ceremony, to be held Feb. 22 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2008
Here's a complete list of the nominees for the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s Golden Globes Awards, to be presented Jan. 11: Picture (drama) "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Film "Frost/Nixon" "The Reader" "Revolutionary Road" "Slumdog Millionaire" Picture (musical or comedy) "Burn After Reading" "Happy-Go-Lucky" "In Bruges" "Mamma Mia!"
NEWS
November 18, 2010 | By Randee Dawn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Ozark waitresses turned boxers. Los Angelenos battling over racial and social inequality. Boston's criminal element and a do-gooder detective. A West Texas cowboy and a satchel of money. A slum kid from India and a game show. Bomb specialists in Iraq hooked on the drug of war. On the surface, these plots ? of "Million Dollar Baby," "Crash," "The Departed," "No Country for Old Men," "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Hurt Locker" ? have one thing in common: Oscars for best picture (in chronological order since 2005)
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December 9, 2010
"I suppose the flood scene. It was really risky for me. I always thought it was very important to lead people away from thinking they knew what happened in this film. Not a single person who walks into the theater doesn't know that he cuts off his arm and that he gets out alive. So, somehow, you have to make everybody in the audience forget that ? to suspend their knowledge of what really happened. So, the flood scene is a gamble, really, of leading people down another path ? to keep the tension going.
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December 9, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
Before they joined forces on "127 Hours," director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Simon Beaufoy had collaborated on just one movie ? but what a film that was. "Slumdog Millionaire" not only swept 2009's Academy Awards but also gave Boyle (who won for best director) and Beaufoy (who won for adapted screenplay) the commercial momentum and creative freedom to make, as they call it, "an action movie in which the hero doesn't move. " The pair's adaptation of hiker Aron Ralston's memoir of how he cut off his own forearm to escape a climbing accident is considered a lock for a best picture nomination, and star James Franco (who plays Ralston)
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November 18, 2010 | By Randee Dawn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Ozark waitresses turned boxers. Los Angelenos battling over racial and social inequality. Boston's criminal element and a do-gooder detective. A West Texas cowboy and a satchel of money. A slum kid from India and a game show. Bomb specialists in Iraq hooked on the drug of war. On the surface, these plots ? of "Million Dollar Baby," "Crash," "The Departed," "No Country for Old Men," "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Hurt Locker" ? have one thing in common: Oscars for best picture (in chronological order since 2005)
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October 24, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
Danny Boyle could barely be heard over the low-flying helicopter. "It's like 'Apocalypse Now,'" he yelled as he fastened his helmet and tightened a climbing harness around his waist, preparing to descend into a narrow canyon. The British director had brought his moviemaking team to this remote locale just outside Canyonlands National Park to film several key scenes in "127 Hours," Boyle's first feature since 2008's " Slumdog Millionaire. " Every supply ? sleeping bags, tents, toilets, cameras, makeup, forks, beef jerky ?
NEWS
February 10, 2009
WGA Awards: An article in Sunday's California section about the Writers Guild of America Awards said that "Slumdog Millionaire" screenwriter Simon Beaufoy did not attend the event. He did attend the simultaneous ceremony in New York.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2009
I really enjoyed the comments of Oscar-nominated screenwriter Simon Beaufoy about the joyful dance number at the end of "Slumdog Millionaire" ["Spot the Obsession," by Randee Dawn, in The Envelope, Jan. 28]. For me, that's the feel-good ending that sends us home dancing. Beaufoy's comment, "And dance is really important to me -- it's another kind of wordless expression," shows how screenwriters are using dance to emotionally elevate their scripts. If only the choreographer of that dance sequence (Longiness Fernandes)
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November 12, 2008 | Rachel Abramowitz, Abramowitz is a Times staff writer.
As he was wandering around the slums of Mumbai, Simon Beaufoy, a very pale, smallish, blondish English screenwriter, noticed packs of stray dogs lining the tiny, crowded alleyways. "The dogs would sit in the sun, apparently asleep," he says. "They were really mangy. Absolutely rabies-on-legs-type dogs. And you had to tread carefully over them. Man, if you trod on their tail, you'd be dead. They always appeared to be asleep, but if you looked closely, you'd see one of their eyes a tiny bit open.
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October 24, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
Danny Boyle could barely be heard over the low-flying helicopter. "It's like 'Apocalypse Now,'" he yelled as he fastened his helmet and tightened a climbing harness around his waist, preparing to descend into a narrow canyon. The British director had brought his moviemaking team to this remote locale just outside Canyonlands National Park to film several key scenes in "127 Hours," Boyle's first feature since 2008's " Slumdog Millionaire. " Every supply ? sleeping bags, tents, toilets, cameras, makeup, forks, beef jerky ?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2009 | Susan King
"Slumdog Millionaire" won the USC Libraries 22nd annual Scripter Award on Friday evening. The Scripter honors both the author and the screenwriter of the year's best book-to-film adaptation. This year's award went to Vikas Swarup, the author of "Q&A," and Simon Beaufoy, who adapted Swarup's book for the screen as "Slumdog Millionaire." The other four finalists were "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Reader," "Revolutionary Road" and "Iron Man." "Slumdog," which swept the Critics Choice and Golden Globe Awards, has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards and is considered a favorite to win the best picture Oscar at the awards ceremony, to be held Feb. 22 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2008
Here's a complete list of the nominees for the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s Golden Globes Awards, to be presented Jan. 11: Picture (drama) "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Film "Frost/Nixon" "The Reader" "Revolutionary Road" "Slumdog Millionaire" Picture (musical or comedy) "Burn After Reading" "Happy-Go-Lucky" "In Bruges" "Mamma Mia!"
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