Scarlett Johansson to Make Her Directorial Debut — Vulture

Scarlett Johansson to Make Her Directorial Debut

By Jesse David Fox

Scarlett Johansson’s agents are having a busy Cannes. It was announced today that, after getting cast as co-star in Jon Favreau’s Chef, Scarlett Johansson will be directing her first feature. Entitled Summer Crossing, it is an adaptation of a Truman Capote novel of the same name.

via Scarlett Johansson to Make Her Directorial Debut — Vulture.

Who is the Baddest of them All? Ukraine, says U.S. Gov | The Authors Guild

The U.S. government is calling out Ukraine for its shoddy enforcement of intellectual property rights laws, putting the Eastern European nation literally in a class by itself among trading partners who fail to protect copyright holders.

via Who is the Baddest of them All? Ukraine, says U.S. Gov | The Authors Guild.

Indies Put Their Passion Behind Debut Authors | The Authors Guild

We couldn’t agree more: “The relationship between booksellers and emerging authors is markedly symbiotic,” Elizabeth Knapp writes in Bookselling this Week, announcing the  lineup of fall titles for the ABA’s new Celebrate Debut Authors With Indies program.

via Indies Put Their Passion Behind Debut Authors | The Authors Guild.

IRS Wrong To Target ‘Patriots’–But Also To Let Non-Profits Play Politics – The Daily Beast

Forget slow-news Friday. The IRS admission today that it singled out for scrutiny political action committees with the words “Tea Party” and “Patriot” in their names rocketed around the Internet, fueling conservatives’ feeling of persecution.

via IRS Wrong To Target ‘Patriots’–But Also To Let Non-Profits Play Politics – The Daily Beast.