'Wolverine 3' gets 'Blade Runner 2' writer
'Wolverine 3' gets 'Blade Runner 2' writer

The third "Wolverine" movie, which will become actor Hugh Jackman's last appearance in the "X-Men" franchise, will be penned by Michael Green.

Delhi boy writes novel at the age of 10

Meet Delhi boy Ishaan Arora who had written a novel at the young age of 10.

Abhishek Bachchan writing 'Happy New Year' sequel?
Abhishek Bachchan writing 'Happy New Year' sequel?

 Filmmaker Farah Khan says actor Abhishek Bachchan has taken on the "responsibility" of writing a possible sequel of her hit heist comedy "Happy New Year".

Ambedkar award to writer Somakurup

 Writer Kaithakkal Somakurup has been selected for this year's Dr B R Ambedkar National Fellowship in recognition of his contribution to literature.

Spain finds remains of `Don Quixote` writer Cervantes after 400 years

Spain on Tuesday unearthed the apparent remains of literary giant and father of the modern novel Miguel de Cervantes, found in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death.

"Still Alice" writer, director Richard Glatzer dies at 63

Richard Glatzer, who penned and directed Julianne Moore in her Oscar winning role in "Still Alice", passed away after a prolonged battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). He was 63.

Karunanidhi condemns attack on writer 'Puliyur' Murugesan

Decrying the recent attack on upcoming author 'Puliyur' Murugesan, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Sunday urged the state government to ensure freedom of expression of writers and their personal safety.

Restoring films is preserving culture: Gulzar
Restoring films is preserving culture: Gulzar

Praising Viacom18 and Film Heritage Foundation's initiative to save India's cinematic heritage, veteran writer-lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar says film restoration, which has been neglected for a long time in India, equals preservation of culture.

Wrote Ibis trilogy to spend more time with characters: Amitav Ghosh

Eminent Indian-American novelist Amitav Ghosh has said that he decided to make the 'Sea of Poppies' into the Ibis trilogy because he wanted to spend more time with the characters of his book.

Salim Khan not to accept Padma Shri
Salim Khan not to accept Padma Shri

One of the most revered writers in Bollywood, Salim Khan of the famous Salim-Javed duo was recently named in the coveted list of Padma Shri awards this year. However, reports now suggest that the veteran screenplay writer has refused to accept it.

Javed Akhtar to be back with new script
Javed Akhtar to be back with new script

Kolkata, Jan 25 (PTI) Eminent lyricist-poet Javed Akhtar has said he will be back with a new film script once again soon after a long gap.

Writer Gary Whitta departs from 'Star Wars' spin-off
Writer Gary Whitta departs from 'Star Wars' spin-off

Gary Whitta, who was enlisted to pen screenplay for director Gareth Edwards' upcoming 'Star Wars' spin-off, has quit the Disney project.

Quadri to send directorial debut to Cannes
Quadri to send directorial debut to Cannes

Writer Zeishan Quadri, who is debuting as a director with crime-based movie "Meeruthiya Gangsters", says he is planning to send the film to the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival.

Egypt writer to face trial for 'insulting Islam'

Egypt`s prosecutor has referred a female writer to trial for allegedly insulting Islam by criticising the slaughter of animals during a major religious festival, a judicial official said on Saturday.

Ali Fazal to pen short film
Ali Fazal to pen short film

Actor Ali Fazal, who will next be seen in "Khamoshiyan", is trying his hand at scriptwriting. He's taking baby steps into it with a short film, the title of which is yet to be locked.

Good adaptation skill essential for screenplays: Writer

Noted screenwriter Anjum Rajabali has said that the real strength of an adapted text lies in the writer's ability to extract the essence of the original story and characters into the screenplay.

Reading mystery will never be the same without PD James!

The lady who rose to fame in her early 40s and that too by creating a thrilling scenario for her readers—PD James, known for her detective works left with her silence intact. 

William Shakespeare's first folio found in France!
William Shakespeare's first folio found in France!

William Shakespeare's first folio has been found in a small French town, according to an international daily. The precious first copy has been discovered in the library of Saint-Omer, where it had been safely placed for more than hundred years.

'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.