'Aladdin' writer to pen Robert Downey Jr's next
'Aladdin' writer to pen Robert Downey Jr's next

'Aladdin' scribe Terry Rossio has been roped in to pen the film based on unfinished notes developed by Hollywood star Steve McQueen before his death, which will star Robert Downey Jr.

Himachal varsity relaxes norms for visually impaired

Shimla: In a major relief to the visually impaired and physically challenged, the Himachal Pradesh University in Shimla has allowed them to engage a writer irrespective of his qualification in the exams, an official said Thursday.

Aaron Sorkin to bid TV goodbye after 'The Newsroom'
Aaron Sorkin to bid TV goodbye after 'The Newsroom'

Academy award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin has hinted that HBO series 'The Newsroom' may be his last work for TV.

Robin Williams' biography in the works

Robin Williams' biography is officially in the works, says publisher Henry Holt.

'Sherlock' writer Steven Moffat surprised by Emmys triumph
'Sherlock' writer Steven Moffat surprised by Emmys triumph

 'Sherlock' co-creator and writer Steven Moffat has revealed he was surprised after winning three Emmy Awards.

Taslima given 2-month visa, writer upset

Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen, who is living in exile since 1994, has been refused a one-year visa by the government and instead given permission to stay in India for two months.

Elton John film is from birth to rehab: Writer

`Billy Elliot` writer Lee Hall says his new biopic about Elton John will tell the singer`s life story "from birth to rehab".

`Kick` theme matches with Salman Khan`s personality: Chetan Bhagat

Four of his novels have made it to the big screen but Chetan Bhagat hopes his screenplay writing job on the upcoming Salman Khan starrer `Kick` will help him expand his horizon in Bollywood.

Noah Oppenheim to write `Divergent` sequel

Noah Oppenheim has been hired to write the third installment of the `Divergent` film series.

Writer Steven Knight roped in for `World War Z` sequel

Steven Knight, the screenwriter whose credits include `Eastern Promises` and `Locke`, has closed a deal to pen the sequel to Brad Pitt-starrer `World War Z`.

Harry Potter West End play to be directed by John Tiffany

Writer JK Rowling has reportedly chosen Tony award-winning director John Tiffany to oversee the `Harry Potter` West End play.

`Four Weddings and a Funeral` writer Richard Curtis hints at marriage

`Four Weddings and a Funeral` writer Richard Curtis has hinted that he may soon be walking the aisle with his long-time partner Emma Freud.

Marathi film critic, journalist Sanjay Kulkarni no more

Noted Marathi film critic, writer and journalist Sanjay Kulkarni passed away here today following a brief illness.

Writer of `Blade Runner` to pen `Prometheus` sequel

Michael Green, writer of the new ` Blade Runner`, has been signed on to write the sequel of 2012`s sci-fi flick ` Prometheus`.

Khushwant Singh & his most controversial takes

It was a fine winter afternoon of Delhi when I met Khushwant Singh at his home in a posh Delhi locality – Sujan Singh Park.

Freedom fighter, journalist and writer Ranen Mookherjee dead

Veteran freedom fighter and renowned journalist Ranen Mookherjee, who wrote several popular books on Bangladesh politics as also biographies of political leaders under the pen name Krittivas Ojha, died Tuesday following old-age complications. He was 86.

Will not want to live in India if Modi becomes PM: Writer

Jnanpith awardee and acclaimed Kannada writer Dr U R Ananthamurthy has said he will not live in a country with Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister, triggering angry reactions from BJP which said he was free to leave India.

Adolf Hitler had listed his occupation as writer in 1932

Adolf Hitler had once listed his occupation as an author in a 1932 directory of addresses of people residing in Munich, it has been revealed.

Kunaal Roy Kapur will do TV only if he gets right combo

Kunaal Roy Kapur may have started his career with the TV show ‘Just Mohabbat’ but he says he has no immediate plans to return to the medium and would consider it only if he gets the right combination of “great writers and great collaborators”.

Tom Cruise took author`s blessing for `Jack Reacher`

Actor Tom Cruise, who will next be seen in the action-packed film `Jack Reacher`, based on the bestselling novel by Lee Child, says he sought the writer`s blessing before taking on the project.