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Burns White client nominated for Best Original Screenplay Academy Award

Pittsburgh, Jan. 25, 2011 – Congratulations to Burns White client Keith Dorrington, who received an Oscar nomination today for Best Original Screenplay for “The Fighter.”

Inspired by the true story of brothers Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund, “The Fighter” received a total of seven nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress (two separate actresses from the film were nominated in this category) and Best Editing.

Dorrington shared the nomination with Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson. He first started chronicling the lives of Ward and Eklund in 1999. Budgeted at just $22 million, the movie was a real comeback story itself, getting knocked around Hollywood for nearly 12 years before finally making it to the big screen. The wait was worth it, as “The Fighter” has grossed more than $73 million to date and also picked up two Golden Globe Awards earlier this month for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

The 83rd Academy Awards will be broadcast live on Feb. 27.

Congratulations again to Keith Dorrington.