Chabon Switches Hollywood Agents

Michael Chabon has left longtime Hollywood agents for a new team, industry blog Deadline Hollywood Daily reported Wednesday.

Chabon is leaving Creative Artists Agency to be represented by United Talent Agency, Nikki Finke’s insider blog reported. UTA reportedly battled it out against rival agency Endeavor Talent Agency to sign Chabon. The agency will handle his screenwriting gigs, which has included Spider-Man 2. Chabon is still signed up as the screenwriter for the long-stalled adaptation of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.

Deadline Hollywood says Chabon will also continue to be represented by New York publishing agent Mary Evans and David Colden of the Beverly Hills entertainment law firm Colden McKuin & Frankel.

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‘Mysteries’ Trailer Online

The trailer for the film adaptation of Mysteries of Pittsburgh is now online.

The movie, which languished for months without a distributor lined up, is finally set to hit theaters, although just for a limited release. The movie will hit screens in New York on March 27, and will then jump over to Los Angeles on April 4.

A Peak into Chabon’s Journal

Falling behind on the news, it seems, as I only found out today that Michael Chabon was featured in Tuesday’s “Writer’s Notebook” in The New York Times.

In it, Chabon gives a peak into his journal, specifically an entry from his visit to Beijing in 2004. Back then, of course, Chabon was working on Disney’s “Snow and the Seven,” which was set to be directed by Yuen Wo Ping. (Chabon was replaced by another writer in 2006.)

Anyhow, check it out.

Mysteries To Hit Screens in Spring

The film adaptation of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh will hit theaters this spring after finally securing a distributor, Variety reports.

Peace Arch Entertainment announced it secured the rights to the film, directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball). The film had struggled to find a home since it premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.

At the festival, the film got mixed reviews. It stars Jon Foster, Sienna Miller, and Peter Sarsgaard.

Chabon Wins Scriptner Achievement Award

Michael Chabon has won the 2009 Scripter Literary Achievement Award.

The prize, established in 2007, honors writers “who have made a significant and lasting impact on the art of cinematic adaptation,” according to a press release released Tuesday. At the ceremony Jan. 30, the Friends of USC Libraries will also award the prize for best film adaptation of a book or novella, which has been awarded since 1988.

“I am delighted to have been singled out for this honor,” Chabon said in a statement. “I consider myself fortunate to be able to share in the great tradition that the Scripter Award both recognizes and exemplifies.”

Steven Zaillian, screenwriter of Gangs of New York and Schindler’s List, won the first achievement award last year. Chabon previously won the 2001 Scripter Award for the screen adaptation of Wonder Boys.