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Sasha Stone reports that Amy Schumer will be one of the few solo female screenwriters to enter the Oscar race this year. With a hot year going and four Emmy nods this past week for her work on “Inside Amy Schumer,” will she be able to convert the success of the movie “Trainwreck” into an actual nomination? Writing duo Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumulo earned a bid three years ago for their raunchy comedy “Bridesmaids.” On the other hand, Gillian Flynn won many precursors just a year ago for “Gone Girl” but was then snubbed by Oscar voters. Other solo ladies this year include Abi Morgan (“Suffragette”), Phyllis Nagy (“Carol”), Angelina Jolie (“By the Sea”), and Diablo Cody (“Ricki and the Flash”). Awards Daily

Disney’s “Ant-Man” dominates the domestic box office for its debut weekend with $58 million. The Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas superhero movie is within $1 million of projections. Universal has the next two spots with another weekend of “Minions” bringing in $50 million and the opening of comedy “Trainwreck” from star/writer Amy Schumer and director Judd Apatow taking $30 million. Deadline

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Paul Feig continues to unveil tidbits about the “Ghostbusters” sequel he is currently directing. Character names played by Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones will be Erin Gilbert, Patty Tolan, Jillian Holtzmann, and Abby Yates. Original cast member Dan Aykroyd is shooting a cameo for the film, “Saturday Night Live” writer Neil Casey will be playing a villain, and Chris Hemsworth is the receptionist for the ladies. Digital Spy

The Television Academy launches a costume design exhibition featuring clothes from 24 popular shows. Peer group governor Sue Bub says that it is important that Emmys will now be awarded for both period and contemporary costumes rather than by genre. The new display is open at the FIDM Museum through September 26 and features costumes from such programs as “Agent Carter,” “Better Call Saul,” “Empire,” “Gotham,” “Mad Men,” “The Mindy Project,” “Olive Kitteridge,” and “Wolf Hall.” Variety

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Emmy Award-winning actor Alex Rocco dies on Saturday at age 79. He won his award in 1990 as a supporting actor to Jon Cryer in “The Famous Teddy Z.” He was also known for his role as casino boss Moe Greene in “The Godfather.” Other films and television work included “Get Shorty,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Family Guy,” “The Simpsons,” “Magic City,” and “The Facts of Life.” TV Guide

For the 30th anniversary of “Back to the Future,” Universal is putting the trilogy back in theaters for one night only. Cast members Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson made the announcement in London. The event will be on October 21, 2015, the exact same date that Marty McFly landed in the future for the second film. The Oscar-winning original was the top-grossing movie of 1985. Yahoo Movies

Warner Bros. rebuilds several of its most popular sets for the public to enjoy. Stage 48 now has interactive props and full sets from “Friends,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Harry Potter,” “The Hobbit,” “Superman,” “The Dark Knight,” and more. Watch a video showing how fans can not only visit these famous items but be in front of the camera on the Burbank lot. USA Today

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