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5 Ways to Keep Writing This Summer

Summer is here! And with it, all the glorious warm weather and long days featuring drinks by the pool, barbecues, days at the beach, camping trips, vacations, and kids out of school — but your writing? At the bottom of the heap, if you’re not careful...

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'Narcos: Mexico' Showrunner Eric Newman on Evolving the Series

With Pablo Escobar and Javier Peña gone, Netflix’s Narcos had a reset when it launched as Narcos: Mexico last fall. The latest installment of the drug drama focuses on the story of DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña), who moves his family to Mexic...

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Writer-Director Pellan Kågerman on 'Aniara'

Aniara is a Swedish sci-fi feature film written and directed by Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja, based on the 1956 poem by Harry Martinson. Aniara takes place in a future in which Earth’s environment has been ruined to the degree that humanity is force...

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Spec Spotlight: 'Fantasy Camp' Writer Sid Karger

What do you do if you grow up in the John Hughes suburbia of Chicago and you want to make movies? If you’re Sid Karger, you follow his footsteps… into advertising. “I didn’t know anyone in film, so I didn’t know how to get into it,” Karger said, addi...

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#BeTheChange - Write On with Champion for Change Thuc Nguyen

Screenwriter and founder of The Bitch List Thuc Nguyen discusses how she started the list, unconscious biases and micro-aggressions, buzz words that are past their due date and her projects with women of color protagonists currently in development. T...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Dark Phoenix'

The 2019 box office has provided plenty of reasons thus far to be encouraged about both the health of the contemporary blockbuster, and the state of modern macro storytelling. But this past weekend's earnings told a slightly different story — one tha...

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All The Write Moves: 'Rocketman'

A recurring theme in media coverage surrounding Rocketman, the Elton John biopic, is the length of time it took the picture to get made. John and his husband, David Furnish, both of whom have producing credits on the film, began development work in t...

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Tech Tips: Night Mode

It’s the end of the day, and whether you’re just getting home from work or revisiting the day’s pages, sitting down to get some more writing done is just a part of your daily toil as a writer. After so many nights of opening your laptop and launching...

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'Framing John DeLorean': How Theme Can Drive a Documentary to Success

When most film buffs think of John DeLorean, they think of Back to the Future.

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