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Sam Mendes and Oprah Winfrey Land “Netherland” Scriptwriter

netherland23.jpgAfter a long search, director Sam Mendes and Oprah Winfrey‘s production company have found a screenwriter to adapt Joseph O’Neill‘s “Netherland” for the screen.

They’ve tapped Christopher Hampton, the writer who managed to adapt Ian McEwan‘s “Atonement.” Winfrey’s company, Harpo Films, had bought the rights to the critically-acclaimed book, and it took a number of conversations to bring Hampton into the project.

Here’s a quote from Hampton about the adaptation: “I don’t know why Sam wanted me to do it, but I do know he feels that he has to make it. He told me there really isn’t anybody else who could make this film, since he is both a film director and an expat cricket-lover living in New York.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.