This just in written by Mike Fleming over at Deadline Hollywood…

“…motion picture lit agents are encouraged. They tell me the word “originality” is coming up often in meetings with studio execs. “Now, we’re on the originality train. It is at least encouraging to have conversations where they aren’t closing doors on anything but branded projects. They’re saying we need new IP.” So agents are pushing their clients to write — gasp! — spec scripts…”

As Toronto Unveils Inventive Oscar Films, Why Can’t Hollywood Prize Originality Too?.