Oprah Winfrey
Writing dispute for film 'Belle' bubbles up again
Writing dispute for film 'Belle' bubbles up again

It should be one of the unqualified successes of the year — a period drama directed by, written by and starring women of color that found a large audience for a fact-based tale drawn from obscure history that shed light on the beginning of the end of the slavery era. Behind "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Chef" at the specialized box office for the year, "Belle" recently passed $10 million as it wraps up its theatrical run ahead of a home video release in August. Yet a dispute between director Amma Asante and screenwriter Misan Sagay over the film's writing credit, which spilled out in the British press as "Belle" opened there over the...