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April 11, 2006 | From The Associated Press
A French court has delayed a hearing on a lawsuit filed by a screenwriter who alleges the complex global thriller "Syriana" was largely plagiarized from her script. A preliminary hearing on the lawsuit filed by Stephanie Vergniault that had been set for Monday was rescheduled to May 29 for procedural reasons, officials said. The lawsuit targets George Clooney's production company, Section Eight, which he formed with director Steven Soderbergh; Warner Bros.
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June 20, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A French court dismissed a lawsuit against George Clooney and Warner Bros. filed by a screenwriter who alleged that "Syriana" was plagiarized from her script, court officials said Monday. Stephanie Vergniault had claimed the thriller borrowed "very largely" from a script she completed in 2002, but the judge said the two scripts were "obviously different." Like 2005's "Syriana," Vergniault's story line, titled "Oversight," involved CIA intrigues with oil companies in the Persian Gulf.
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December 21, 2005 | From Reuters
"Syriana," a political thriller starring George Clooney, and "The New World," about a 17th century English explorer, are the two U.S. films that will be featured at the 56th annual Berlin International Film Festival in February. They were among the nine films for the event unveiled Tuesday. The rest of the 26-movie lineup will be announced in mid-January, festival director Dieter Kosslick said. The U.S. films will be shown out of competition.
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April 11, 2006 | From The Associated Press
A French court has delayed a hearing on a lawsuit filed by a screenwriter who alleges the complex global thriller "Syriana" was largely plagiarized from her script. A preliminary hearing on the lawsuit filed by Stephanie Vergniault that had been set for Monday was rescheduled to May 29 for procedural reasons, officials said. The lawsuit targets George Clooney's production company, Section Eight, which he formed with director Steven Soderbergh; Warner Bros.
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June 20, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A French court dismissed a lawsuit against George Clooney and Warner Bros. filed by a screenwriter who alleged that "Syriana" was plagiarized from her script, court officials said Monday. Stephanie Vergniault had claimed the thriller borrowed "very largely" from a script she completed in 2002, but the judge said the two scripts were "obviously different." Like 2005's "Syriana," Vergniault's story line, titled "Oversight," involved CIA intrigues with oil companies in the Persian Gulf.
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March 15, 2006 | MAX BOOT, MAX BOOT is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
DEAR George Clooney, Congratulations on that best supporting actor Oscar you picked up last week. I couldn't be happier for you. Not only because I admire your Cary Grant-esque panache but because I admire your politics. As an advocate of a hawkish but high-minded foreign policy, I can't find much to cheer about in Hollywood, but you, my friend, consistently deliver. Dare I say it -- you're the No. 1 neocon in Never Never Land.
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December 21, 2005 | From Reuters
"Syriana," a political thriller starring George Clooney, and "The New World," about a 17th century English explorer, are the two U.S. films that will be featured at the 56th annual Berlin International Film Festival in February. They were among the nine films for the event unveiled Tuesday. The rest of the 26-movie lineup will be announced in mid-January, festival director Dieter Kosslick said. The U.S. films will be shown out of competition.
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