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FEBRUARY/MARCH 2010 VOL. 14 ISSUE 2 Columns 2 Fade In by Richard Stayton Helping writers get their fair share. 6 PoV by the Writers Guild of Great Britain An award for union solidarity. 8 Take 5 by Denis Faye Why did Amy Hennig create the video game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves? Ask her Naughty Dog. 14 Tools by Michael Tolkin Getting serious about Joel & Ethan Coen’s A Serious Man. 58 special recognition: the 62nd AnnuAl Writers Guild AWArds Precious Mettle 28 By Louise farr To script Precious,Harvard-educated Geoffrey fletcher had plenty of personal troubles to draw on. after all, he was a struggling writer. 24 narrating the James Cameron arc, from Terminatorand Titanicto avatar. for this maker of worlds, character is indeed fate. 34 aWorld of Hurt By f.X. feeney Mark Boal deconstructs his Hurt Locker screenplay. no explosive revelations, just a step-by-step guide to crafting a classic. 38 source Material By Lisa rosen steven Levitan & Christopher Lloyd feel at home with Modern familystories. They’re content to write what they know. 44 Cover portrait of Geoffrey Fletcher and Contents image of bomb detection kit by Tom Keller The Highlight reel By Lisa rosen friday night Lightsprovides Jason Katims with a winning team of writers. next season, he switches teams and tackles Parenthood. The Vision and the script By f.X. feeney WrittenBy THE MAGAZINE OF THE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, WEST © Written By Online! read us @ WrittenBy.com. eXtrA! James Cameron talks about writing Avatar.