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The Paris Theater and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Announce Branch Select Screening Series – Film News in Brief

In collaboration with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the Paris Theater has announced it will be presenting the New York “Academy Museum Branch Select” screening series starting April 3. Each of the 18 branches of the Academy has selected a film for the series that represents a major milestone in the evolution of filmmaking. Some of the films included are “Fantastic Mr.Fox,” “Showgirls,” “Bonnie and Clyde,” “Nashville,” “Yi Yi,” “In the Mood for Love” and “Citizen Kane.”

Screenings will take place on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 12 p.m. at both the Paris Theater and the Academy Museum. Tickets will be available March 28 on the Paris Theater and Academy Museum websites respectively.

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Cord Jefferson to Receive WGAW’s Paul Selvin Award

Cord Jefferson will receive the Writers Guild of America West’s 2024 Paul Selvin Award for penning the screenplay for “American Fiction.” He will receive the honor at the 2024 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, April 14, held at the Hollywood Palladium.

Jefferson adapted the script from the book “Erasure” by Percival Everett and also served as director on “American Fiction.” Among several honor honors for his film, Jefferson recently earned an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay on March 10.

Starring Jeffrey Wright, “American Fiction” follows a frustrated Black author who jokingly writes a novel rife with Black stereotypes — which, ironically, becomes a massive success. The film received critical acclaim was nominated for four other Oscars, including best picture.

Jefferson has previously written for a wide range of shows including “Survivor’s Remorse,” “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” “The Good Place,” “Master of None,” “Succession,” “Watchmen” and “Station 19.”

Previous recipients of the Paul Selvin Award include Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Barry Jenkins, Will Berson and Shaka King, and Kenny Lucas and Keith Lucas.

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