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‘C’mon C’mon' is an intimate portrait of the mysteries and questions children so often bring to life

‘C’mon C’mon,’ is one of those rare dramedies audiences don’t receive often enough. It’s a movie about life, love and figuring things out along the way. It’s also a perfect piece for distribution from A24 (who brings you such fare as Euphoria and The...

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Writer-director Nathalie Biancheri on species dysmorphia in 'Wolf'

Jacob, no last name, (played by the insanely riveting George MacKay), is sent to a rehab clinic to cure him of his belief that he is a wolf in human form. While there, he ends up meeting a young woman (Lily-Rose Depp) who believes she is a wildcat. T...

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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’: The sequel we’ve all been waiting for?

It’s not likely that during the shooting of Ghostbusters in 1984 that the cast and crew realized they were creating something spectacular that would spawn generations of fans, the creation of three sequels, send careers into superstardom, and inspire...

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Write On with Coach Carole Kirschner - The Networking System

Screenwriting career coach and guru Carole once again joins us on the podcast to talk about her system of networking as a screenwriter: "This business is based on relationships, and it's risk-averse. They want to hire people they know or hire people ...

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How 'Spencer' screenwriter Steven Knight highlights the complexity of Princess Diana

Riddled with an effortless charm and sprinkled with a hint of misery, Kristen Stewart as the late Princess Diana in Spencer is everything you want in a dramatic retelling.

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Write On with 'Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City' Writer-Director Johannes Roberts

The   47 Meters Down  filmmaker talks the latest installment of the phenomenally successful   Resident Evil  horror franchise and how he tackled it: "I find it quite intimidating at times. There is a lot of pressure to get this right. I'm always wary...

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5 Screenwriting Takeaways: ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’ is a fun romp with a heartfelt core

The premise of the show is simple: Four girls are assigned to room together at the fictional liberal arts Essex College in Vermont — and they could not be more different. Yet, when they learn to listen to each other they find more common ground than ...

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Write On with 'Yellowjackets' Showrunners Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson

A team of wildly talented high school girl soccer players becomes the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the Ontario wilderness in the Showtime series. Showrunners Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson talk to Write On about the journey it took to...

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5 Screenwriting Takeaways: How ‘Spencer’ tells a fable based on a true tragedy

In December 1991, Princess Diana spent three days at the Sandringham estate to celebrate Christmas with her royal family. The film Spencer takes a look into this Christmas holiday, focusing on Diana’s mental state and how she navigates the traditions...

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