Sunday, April 15, 2012

Screenwriter News--4.14.12

Mel Gibson Accused of "Hating Jews" by Maccabees Screenwriter
Us Magazine
Maccabees screenwriter Joe Eszterhas defended his claims against Mel Gibson on TODAY Friday after the actor denied them. On Wednesday, The Wrap leaked a nine-page scathing letter Eszterhas wrote to Gibson, 56, that accused the star, in great detail, ...
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Us Magazine
Future of Judah Maccabee film uncertain
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The future of a film about the ancient Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee, is uncertain after a disagreement between producer Gibson and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas. Warner Bros. spokesman Paul McGuire said Friday that the studio is "analyzing what to do ...
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Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas Accuses Mel Gibson Of Anti-Semitism
CBS Local
The film about the biblical hero was to be a collaboration between producer Mel Gibson and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas. After the studio rejected Eszterhas' script, he accused Gibson of anti-Semitism in a letter published online.
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CBS Local
Mel Gibson denies claims he refused to make 'The Maccabees' because he is anti ...
Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas claimed the film - which he wrote - would not be made because the 56-year-old star "hated Jews" and called them "oven dodgers", but Mel has responded saying it was simply a sub-standard script which led to the project being ...
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Gibson at war again
Times of Malta
Mel Gibson fired back at screenwriter Joe Eszterhas for accusing the Braveheart star of anti-Semitism, calling the writer's comments "utter fabrication" and saying he was angry over a rejected film script. Mr Gibson, who has been dogged by similar ...
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"Mel Gibson will move forward with 'The Maccabees': source " Says NY Daily News
San Francisco Luxury News
Mel Gibson still plans to make his movie about Jewish revolt, despite his war of words with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas and the Anti-Defamation League calling him a "serial bigot." The "Braveheart" director will forge ahead with "The Maccabees" even if ...
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Mel Gibson Fires Back At Joe Eszterhas' Anti-Semitic Accusations
Daily Gossip
After being attacked for "hating Jews", Mel Gibson defended himself by firing back at screenwriter Joe Eszterhas' anti-Semitic accusations. According to Reuters, the director of "The Passion of Christ" claims that Eszterhas' declarations are "utter ...
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Week ahead in NY books: Authors, Politics, Screenwriting, Mourning
Guy Gallo, author of Screenwriter's Compass: Character as True North, discussion and signing. Wednesday, April 18th, 7p.m. 192 Books, 192 Tenth Ave. at 21st St. RSVP requested 212-255-4022 Sarah Manguso, author of The Guardians: An Elegy, ...
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Mel Gibson's Latest War of Words: Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas ...
By Chuck Ross
This time he's battling it out with famed Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas -- a controversial figure in his own right. The latest fracas, reported by, has Eszterhas renewing accusations of anti-Semitism by Gibson in a letter to ...

Mel Gibson 'hates Jews,' says dumped US writer - Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: Oscar-winning director Mel Gibson was plunged into a fresh anti-Semitism row Thursday after being accused of shelving a film about a ...
Screenwriter Website of the Week: Screenwriting Tips, You Hack ...
This week's Screenwriter Website of the Week is Xander Bennett's Screenwriting Tips, You Hack on The Black List site. Xander posts a new screenwriting tip ...

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