TITLE

H'wood's 'Wild' ride

AUTHOR(S)
Fleming, Michael
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Variety;5/1/2006, Vol. 402 Issue 11, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the plagiarism charges against How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life, the debut novel from Harvard sophomore Kaavya Viswanathan. DreamWorks had just received a promising first-draft script for the film adaptation when Viswanathan's school newspaper revealed several similarities between the novel and Megan McCafferty's novels Sloppy Firsts and Second Helpings. When the scandal broke, DreamWorks pondered buying rights to McCafferty's novels to protect itself.
ACCESSION #
20639838

 

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