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Beats Writer Miles Orion Feldsott on Using Your Past to Authentically Write the Present

For Miles Orion Feldsott, writing the Netflix original Beats was personal.

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Rising Through the Ranks: Sarah Crosthwaite & Asmita Paranjape

Sarah Crosthwaite and Asmita Paranjape are finding it’s better to help a teammate up the Hollywood ladder than going at it alone.

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Write On with 'The Nightingale' Writer-Director Jennifer Kent

Writer-director Jennifer Kent discusses why she wanted to tell this story, subverting audience expectations, her research process and more. 

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Fast Five: Film and TV News

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Fast Five. If you’re thinking this may lead to that elusive copy of the Fast Five script, apologies in advance. This is not that place. Here for a mix of major and under-the-radar TV news that’s hot off the pre...

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'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw' Open to a Hefty Box Office

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw opened to a hefty box office take that accurately reflected the bulking biceps of its two leading men—arguably the last two great action stars of a waning era where brawn alone was big screen worthy: Dwayne Johns...

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All The Write Moves: 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

Even for moviegoers who aren’t steeped in film industry lore, there’s a lot to unpack from Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. With his customary boldness, Tarantino mixes the story of two fictional characters with a subp...

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Deciding What to Write Next

If you ask for opinions on your writing, you’re likely to get them—both the good, and the constructive. Notes and feedback are part of the creative process. In fact, they are mandatory once you have your very first draft of your script. Without an “a...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Raul Martin of VIDA

Raul Martin never saw himself in the characters he watched in film and television. As a nearly seven-foot-tall LGBTQ Spanish man in his late thirties, Martin yearned to see himself—along with other minorities—represented in entertainment. Since findi...

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Writer-Director Julius Onah on Adapting 'Luce' for the Big Screen

A provocative character drama centered around pertinent notions of race in modern America, Julius Onah's new film Luce generates a lot of questions, but stops well short of ever telling the audience what to think.

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