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Write On with 'The Inhabitant' Writer and Big Break Finalist Kevin Bachar

  Photo courtesy of Kevin Bachar 2017 Big Break Category Winner Kevin Bachar stopped by the Write On podcast to discuss his new feature, The Inhabitant, starring Dermot Mulroney and Leslie Bibb. "It's a relative of Lizzie Borden set in modern times,"...

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Equipped: Tips and Quips from creator and executive producer Samm Hodges

What makes a successful writer tick? How do they handle bad news? How have others changed their lives and how do they pay it forward? If you want to learn from the best, you’ve come to the right place. 

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Characters That inspire: Arthur Dent from 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'

Which characters inspire your writing? Nottingham-based screenwriter, filmmaker and festival programmer Sam Kurd shares a special kinship with a great literary character and their archetype.

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Write On with 'Thor: Love and Thunder' Co-Writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

Thor Odinson makes his triumphant return to the MCU with the franchise's latest installment, Thor: Love and Thunder, once again starring Chris Hemsworth in the titular role alongside Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, and writer-director Taika Waititi....

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5 Screenwriting Takeaways: How ‘The Bear’ masters the specificity of kitchen life

Working in a restaurant is often a rite of passage for a creative. If you’ve never done booze or meat inventory in a commercial freezer are you even a screenwriter? That’s likely why so many have connected to The Bear. The specificity of the food ser...

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'Jurassic World Dominion' screenwriter on her writing process and tips

There has been a slow evolution in how dinosaurs came back to life and the way the world reacted. Nearly 30 years ago, a group of individuals ventured to a small island to witness dinosaurs roaming the earth. Everything went downhill from there.

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The Outline Editor™: How to Use the Tool for Outlining Success

Have an idea for a movie or TV pilot and want to write a screenplay, but you don’t know where to begin? Not only does Final Draft offer industry standard formatting for feature and TV scripts, but it also has various outlining tools that can help you...

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'Clara Sola' writer takes character-building to a new level

Clara Sola is unlike most films you’ve seen about coming into one’s own. The titular character, Clara, played by dancer and first-time actress Wendy Chinchilla Araya has been dubbed a healing mystic, a child of Mary the Virgin herself by her tiny rel...

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Write On with 'Ms. Marvel' Head Writer & EP Bisha K. Ali

Created by Bisha K. Ali, Ms. Marvel follows Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old superhero fan who's just trying to get through high school when she discovers she has powers of her own. Ali discusses how she put together the writer's room for the MCU series: "...

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