Robbinsdale writer of â€śCandy Girlâ€? in the running for an Oscar
According to the Pioneer Press:
Brook Busey Hunt (â€śDiablo Codyâ€?), is a 29-year-old Robbinsdale resident who wrote her memoir, â€śJuno,â€? that was eventually turned into a movie â€śCandy Girl,â€? a comedy stars Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner.
â€śCandy Girlâ€? opens Wednesday in New York and Los Angeles. The film will open Dec/ 14 in Minneapolis.
â€śJunoâ€? has won best film in the Rome Film Festival. Breakthrough actress (Ellen Page) and breakthrough screenwriter (Diablo Cody) in the Hollywood Film Festival. And it has been nominated for best picture, best actress (Ellen Page) and best first screenplay (Diablo Cody) from the Independent Spirit Awards.
The former City Pages columnist wrote her screenplay at a Starbucks outlet in a Target store in Crystal.
Lucinda Winter, executive director of the Minnesota Film and Television Board said, â€śLast year, there were something like 3,600 films made that were submitted to the Sundance alone. One hundred of them actually got into Sundance, and of those, 14 got distributed in theaters.â€?