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The Miles Davis Movie: New Screenwriter Working With Don Cheadle

Although the Oscar-nominated screenwriting and producing duo Chris Wilkinson and Stephen J. Rivele are still listed on IMDB as part of the Untitled Miles Davis Biopic, Erin Davis (Davis’ son) and Vince Wilburn Jr. (Davis’ nephew), in a recent interview with YRB Magazine, reveals that a new writer, Steven Baigelman, is collaborating with Don Cheadle … Continue reading

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Miles Davis biopic will get WGA nomination – one day

Now that the Writers Guild of America has announced their nominees for the 2009 Writers Guild Awards, what better time to spotlight Oscar-nominated screenwriting and producing duo, Chris Wilkinson and Stephen J. Rivele, the two men currently working on the script for the Miles Davis biopic. Hopefully we’ll see the writing duo pull in countless … Continue reading

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The Miles Davis Movie: Are the ‘Miles Davis’ screenwriters writing the Aretha Franklin biopic?

Buried in the middle of an Associated Press interview with Aretha Franklin about her new X-mas CD is a tidbit about the writers of the Miles Davis movie and her biopic. AP: A movie about your life is in the works. How is that progressing? Franklin: I sat with the writers that came in for … Continue reading

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The Miles Davis Movie: Highly-fictionalized, or just the facts?

© Paul Slaughter http://www.slaughterphoto.com A few days ago I spotted this photo gallery/feature on Yahoo! about the 10 Most Biographically Inaccurate Movies. Obviously it got me thinking about the Miles Davis biopic and what, if any, liberties should the screenwriters take in crafting the story of Miles Davis for a motion picture. The feature, in … Continue reading

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The Miles Davis Movie: What scene would you especially like to see in the movie?

Let’s not spend the next 100 hours dissecting every important and negligible detail in the life of Miles Davis. However, there are numerous moments of public record that serve as significant milestones during the life and times of the great jazz man. No doubt many of those moments will make their way into the film … Continue reading