ROBERT SCHENKKAN

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT & SCREENWRITER

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AWARDS DAILY Interview: Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight on Crafting Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge introduces us to Desmond Doss, the unlikely hero who entered the Asian-Pacific theater during World War II unarmed. Doss was a medic who saved thousands of lives on the Okinawa battlefield without using any weapons. He was, as screenwriters Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight describe, “the first conscientious objector to win the medal of honor.” Hacksaw Ridge is nominated for three Golden Globes including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Andrew Garfield.  Hacksaw Ridge took ten years to come to fruition, but its timing couldn’t be urgent. Read how both screenwriters came to be involved in telling the compelling, and brutally honest story of Desmond Doss. To read more, click here.

LBJ Returns to ZACH THEATRE in the Texas Premiere of THE GREAT SOCIETY

ZACH Theatre is proud to announce the newest addition to its 2016-17 Season -The Texas Premiere of THE GREAT SOCIETY, the second of Robert Schenkkan's LBJ plays exploring Texas' own political mastermind and his memorable years in the White House.To read more click here.

Asolo Rep Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winner Robert Schenkkan's THE GREAT SOCIETY

Asolo Rep kicks off its winter repertory season with THE GREAT SOCIETY, Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan's gripping political drama that chronicles the second chapter of Lyndon Baines Johnson's presidency. To read more, click here.

Son Of Real-Life ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Vet Praises Film’s Realism, Thanks Dad & The Heroes That Never Came Back

Don Kirchner, an attorney in northern Minnesota, is the son of George H Kirchner, who was in the 307th Infantry of the 77th Division on Okinawa during World War II and participated in the battle for the Maeda Escarpment, aka Hacksaw Ridge. Don contacted me after reading my coverage of the world premiere of Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge in Venice. To read more, click here.

Son Of Real-Life ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Vet Praises Film’s Realism, Thanks Dad & The Heroes That Never Came Back

EXCLUSIVE: Don Kirchner, an attorney in northern Minnesota, is the son of George H Kirchner, who was in the 307th Infantry of the 77th Division on Okinawa during World War II and participated in the battle for the Maeda Escarpment, aka Hacksaw Ridge. Don contacted me after reading my coverage of the world premiere of Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge in Venice. At the time, he told me he’d only seen the trailer but that what it depicted “was just as my father had described the battle to my brother and me when we were kids — climbing up nets and ladders and finding Hell on Earth upon reaching the top. Dad told us about Desmond Doss and his heroics.” to read more, click here.

The Oscar Grouch: Big Week for ‘La La Land’ and ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

You could call this week the Great Narrowing of the Oscar race. With Monday morning’s Golden Globe nominations and the Screen Actors Guild offering up their own nods today, the wide canvass of Oscar hopefuls — particularly in the acting races — has significantly narrowed. To read more, click here.

SAG AWARD Noms for both Hacksaw Ridge and All The Way!

The SAG Awards, recognizing top performances in television and and film, will be presented on Jan. 29 on both TNT and TBS. The award ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. ET. To read more, click here.

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Scales $100M+ At Global Box Office

Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge has crossed the $100M mark at the worldwide box office. The film, which made its premiere to great acclaim at the Venice Film Festival, is now at $111M+ worldwide. The current split is $50M international, and $61.1M domestic. To read more, click here.

Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge given three Golden Globe nods

AFTER sweeping last week’s AACTA and Critics Choice Awards, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge continues it’s run towards the Academy Awards with three Golden Globe nods. To read more click here.

HACKSAW RIDGE Wins Two Critics Choice Awards!

HACKSAW RIDGE won Best Action Film of the Year and Andrew Garfield won Best Actor in an Action Film.

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