Watch Spike Lee’s Impassioned Speech After Winning Oscar For ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Script

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Spike Lee brought the Oscars audience to its feet after winning his first Academy Award for adapting BlacKkKlansman from Ron Stallworth’s memoir about a black police detective who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan.
Lee shares the award with co-writers…

Screenwriter Eric Roth Discusses ‘Dune,’ ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon,’ Writing For Kurosawa & Bringing New Life To ‘A Star Is Born’

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When Eric Roth was approached to work on A Star Is Born, his response wasn’t one of excitement, but of fear. “This had been done a lot of times, and I didn’t know whether I could crack the code to make it special and modern,” the scre…

Constanza Romero Wilson On Her Late Husband August Wilson’s Oscar Nomination

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Of the writers in competition at the 2017 OscarsFences playwright August Wilson is singular in multiple respects. The only writing nominee to win a Pulitzer, Wilson is also of course the only posthumous nominee — the first writer granted a posthumous nomination since Bridget O’Connor for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in 2011. Wilson died in 2005, bu his wife, artist and theater designer Constanza Romero Wilson, spoke with Deadline about her husband’s legacy and what…