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Geoffrey Shawn Fletcher (born October 4, 1970) is an American screenwriter, film director, and adjunct film professor at Columbia University and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts
Tisch School of the Arts
in New York City, New York. Fletcher is the screenwriter of Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire and received an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
on March 7, 2010. He is the first African American to receive an Academy Award for writing.[1] In September 2010, Fletcher began shooting Violet & Daisy in New York City
New York City
based on his original script as his directorial debut.[2] It was released in a limited theatrical run in June 2013.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography 4 Recognition

4.1 Screenwriting awards for Precious 4.2 Screenwriting nominations for Precious 4.3 Awards and Festivals for Magic Markers

5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Fletcher was born in New London, Connecticut, one of three children of Alphonse Fletcher, Sr. and Bettye R. Fletcher. Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. and Todd Fletcher are his brothers. Fletcher attended Waterford High School in Waterford, Connecticut
Waterford, Connecticut
prior to completing his secondary education at Choate Rosemary Hall. Fletcher graduated from Harvard College where he concentrated in psychology and from NYU's Tisch School where he earned a Master of Fine Arts. His student film Magic Markers, which he wrote and directed, was shown at festivals[3] and caught the attention of director John Singleton.[4] Career[edit]

Fletcher at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

Fletcher worked in a variety of temporary staff positions for years as he wrote and directed his own films. Eventually he was appointed an adjunct professor at Tisch and also at Columbia. In 2006, producer Lee Daniels viewed Magic Markers and asked Fletcher to adapt the book Push by Sapphire which became the film Precious.[4] Daniels, well known to be "passionately dedicated" to artists "serious about their craft," [5] considered several writers before choosing Fletcher according to a Variety article that included Fletcher among the "Ten Screenwriters to Watch."[6] Fletcher is represented by his agents Billy Hawkins, Brian Siberell and Chris Till of CAA and by the law firm of Gang, Tyre, Ramer and Brown. On February 16, 2010 director Doug Liman
Doug Liman
and Fletcher announced that they would be collaborating on a film re-creation of the 1971 Attica state prison rebellion.[7] Fletcher said in a statement "Working with a remarkable director in Doug Liman
Doug Liman
whose family history binds him personally to this project, I hope to create opportunities for re-examination of this dramatic crossroad in our nation's history while contributing to the current dialogue on the value of protecting everyone's rights."[8][9] His brother Alphonse Fletcher Jr. has been involved in a hedge fund bankruptcy case. Money from his fund, Fletcher Asset Management, was used to fund his Violet movie project according to the bankruptcy court trustee.[10] Filmography[edit]

Precious (2009) - writer Violet & Daisy (2011) - director, writer

Recognition[edit] Screenwriting awards for Precious[edit]

Best Adapted Screenplay at 82nd Academy Awards[11] Best First Screenplay at 25th Independent Spirit Awards[12] Winner Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture at 41st NAACP Image Awards[13] Best Screenplay – Adapted Geoffrey Fletcher at 14th Satellite Awards[14] Best Screenplay Geoffrey Fletcher at 7th AAFCA Awards[15] Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted Geoffrey Fletcher at 10th Black Reel Awards[16]

Screenwriting nominations for Precious[edit]

Best Screenplay – Adapted at 8th Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association[17] Best Screenplay, Adapted at 4th Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award[18] Best Screenplay at 3rd Houston Film Critics Society Awards[19] Best Adapted Screenplay at 14th Florida Film Critics Circle Awards[20] Scripter Award at Sapphire 23rd USC Scripter Awards[21] Adapted Screenplay at 62nd Writers Guild of America Awards[22] Adapted Screenplay at 63rd British Academy Film Awards[23]

Awards and Festivals for Magic Markers[edit]

Directors Guild of America
Directors Guild of America
Student Film Award, 1996.[24] Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival
Hamptons International Film Festival
October 18–22, 1995.[25] Shown at Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
(Shorts Program) in Park City, Utah January 18–28, 1996.[3]

See also[edit]

List of Academy Award records

References[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Geoffrey Fletcher.

^ "Nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 2010-04-19. Retrieved 2010-02-02.  ^ "Alexis Bledel in Violet and Daisy with Saoirse Ronan". celebriFi. Retrieved 2010-10-23. [permanent dead link] ^ a b "Magic Markers Film Information". Variety. Retrieved 2010-02-02.  ^ a b Horn, John (November 29, 2009). "Geoffrey Fletcher Pulls Precious from Push". Los Angeles Times.  ^ " Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels
Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 2010-02-02.  ^ "10 Screenwriters to Watch". Variety. Retrieved 2010-02-02.  ^ "Director Liman Announces 'Attica' adaptation". Reuters. Retrieved 2010-02-18.  ^ "Liman, Fletcher to adapt Attica". Sharon Waxman. February 16, 2010.  ^ Zeitchik, Steven (February 16, 2010). "From Precious to Prison". Los Angeles Times.  ^ Pension Funds Sue on a Deal Gone Cold February 24, 2014 by Rachel Abrams New York Times (Deal Book) ^ "Oscars Ceremonies-2010-Writing (Adapted Screenplay)". www.oscars.org. 2010-03-07. Retrieved 2015-03-24.  ^ ""Precious" Takes Top Prizes at Indie Film Awards". ABCNEWS.com. 2010-03-06. Archived from the original on March 31, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-06.  ^ "Motion Picture Categories". NAACPImageAwards.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-01-07.  ^ International Press Academy (December 2009). "2009 14th Annual Satellite Awards Nominations". PressAcademys.com. Archived from the original on 2010-10-16. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  ^ "African -American Film Critics Association Selects "Precious" As Top Film Of 2009". Aafca.com. Archived from the original on 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2010-01-09.  ^ "'Precious' and 'Princess' Top Black Reel Awards Nominations". BlackReelAwards.com. The Black Reel Awards. 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2009-12-16.  ^ Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association (2009-12-07). "Our Awards: 2009". DCFilmCritics.com. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  ^ "2009 EDA Award Winners". AWFJ.org. Retrieved 2009-12-19.  ^ "Houston Film Critics Society: Home". HoustonFilmCritics.com. Retrieved 2009-12-19.  ^ "FFCC Award Winners". FloridaFilmCriticsCircle.webs.com. Archived from the original on 2011-12-09. Retrieved 2010-01-09.  ^ "USC Libraries Announce Scripter 2010 Finalists". USC.edu. Archived from the original on 2010-07-09. Retrieved 2010-01-10.  ^ "2010 Writers Guild Awards Screen Nominees Announced". wga.org. Archived from the original on 2016-03-11. Retrieved 2010-01-14.  ^ "The official nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010". bafta.org. Archived from the original on 2010-02-28. Retrieved 2010-01-21.  ^ "DGA Student Film Awards". DGA.org. Retrieved 2010-02-02.  ^ "The Third Hamptons International Film Festival
Hamptons International Film Festival
Student Films". filmscouts.com. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 

External links[edit]

Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
on IMDb

Awards for Geoffrey S. Fletcher

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Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

1928–1950

Benjamin Glazer (1928) Hanns Kräly (1929) Frances Marion
Frances Marion
(1930) Howard Estabrook
Howard Estabrook
(1931) Edwin J. Burke (1932) Victor Heerman
Victor Heerman
and Sarah Y. Mason
Sarah Y. Mason
(1933) Robert Riskin
Robert Riskin
(1934) Dudley Nichols (1935) Pierre Collings
Pierre Collings
and Sheridan Gibney (1936) Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, and Norman Reilly Raine
Norman Reilly Raine
(1937) Ian Dalrymple, Cecil Arthur Lewis, W. P. Lipscomb, and George Bernard Shaw (1938) Sidney Howard
Sidney Howard
(1939) Donald Ogden Stewart
Donald Ogden Stewart
(1940) Sidney Buchman and Seton I. Miller (1941) George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, and Arthur Wimperis (1942) Philip G. Epstein, Julius J. Epstein, and Howard E. Koch (1943) Frank Butler, and Frank Cavett (1944) Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1945) Robert Sherwood (1946) George Seaton
George Seaton
(1947) John Huston
John Huston
(1948) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950)

1951–1975

Harry Brown and Michael Wilson (1951) Charles Schnee (1952) Daniel Taradash (1953) George Seaton
George Seaton
(1954) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1955) John Farrow, S. J. Perelman, and James Poe (1956) Carl Foreman
Carl Foreman
and Michael Wilson (1957) Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1958) Neil Paterson (1959) Richard Brooks
Richard Brooks
(1960) Abby Mann (1961) Horton Foote (1962) John Osborne
John Osborne
(1963) Edward Anhalt (1964) Robert Bolt (1965) Robert Bolt (1966) Stirling Silliphant (1967) James Goldman (1968) Waldo Salt (1969) Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1970) Ernest Tidyman (1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1972) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1974) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
and Lawrence Hauben (1975)

1976–2000

William Goldman
William Goldman
(1976) Alvin Sargent (1977) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Alvin Sargent (1980) Ernest Thompson
Ernest Thompson
(1981) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
and Donald E. Stewart (1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Peter Shaffer (1984) Kurt Luedtke (1985) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
and Mark Peploe (1987) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1988) Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry
(1989) Michael Blake (1990) Ted Tally (1991) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1992) Steven Zaillian (1993) Eric Roth (1994) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Bill Condon (1998) John Irving
John Irving
(1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000)

2001–present

Akiva Goldsman
Akiva Goldsman
(2001) Ronald Harwood (2002) Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh (2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry
and Diana Ossana (2005) William Monahan
William Monahan
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
(2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
Nat Faxon
(2011) Chris Terrio (2012) John Ridley
John Ridley
(2013) Graham Moore (2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
and Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney
(2016) James Ivory
James Ivory
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Bill Condon (1998) John Irving
John Irving
(1999) Doug Wright (2000) Robert Festinger and Todd Field
Todd Field
(2001) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
and Donald Kaufman (2002) Brian Helgeland (2003) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
(2004) Robin Swicord (2005) William Monahan
William Monahan
(2006) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(2007) Peter Morgan (2008) Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
(2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
Nat Faxon
(2011) David Magee (2012) Steve Coogan
Steve Coogan
and Jeff Pope
Jeff Pope
(2013) Graham Moore (2014) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2015) Kieran Fitzgerald and Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(2016) Scott Neustadter
Scott Neustadter
and Michael H. Weber (2017)

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