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Rising Through The Ranks: Maya Rose Dittloff

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Write On with 'Scare Me' Writer-Director-Producer and Star Josh Ruben

Phil Galasso and co-host Sade' Sellers discuss Scare Me with writer-director-producer-star, Josh Ruben. He shares his experience in every facet of production, bringing the story to life with Aya Cash and Chris Redd, and more!

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5 Screenwriting Takeaways: There Is a World Crazier Than 2020, and it's ‘Utopia’

Utopia has undeniably scary parallels to our present day world, even though Gillian Flynn (of Gone Girl fame) started writing it six years ago. There’s a flu that’s heavily affecting children (some are dying), there’s wavering confidence in the effic...

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Script Format: All You Need to Know with Dr. Format

Dave Trottier, also known as Dr. Format, is an internationally acclaimed script consultant, award-winning teacher, and author of The Screenwriter's Bible. In this video presentation, Dave guides us through the steps of proper screenplay formatting, w...

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‘The Opening Act’ is an Honest Look at the Stand-Up Comedy Grind

Opening act slots are coveted by newer comedians. It’s a chance to open for an established act, gain new fans, and actually get paid (sometimes pretty decently) for doing comedy after years of free open mics — usually a gateway to more paying gigs. C...

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Write On with 'Host' Writers Gemma Hurley, Rob Savage, and Jed Shepherd

HOST co-writers Gemma Hurley, Jed Shepherd, and Rob Savage discuss how they managed to produce the film safely during the on-going pandemic and more. 

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Q&A with Gemma Hurley, Rob Savage and Jed Shepherd writers of Shudder's 'Host'

Phil Galasso, the host of Final Draft's Write On podcast, chats with the team behind Shudder's hit horror movie Host. They dive deep into bringing the story to life, answer pre-submitted audience questions, and more!

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Write On with 'Blood Quantum' Writer-Director Jeff Barnaby

Jeff Barnaby discusses his fresh approach to the zombie genre, balancing theme and story, and more! Blood Quantum is about a zombie virus that decimates all of Earth's population except the native community of Red Crow who now has to contend with the...

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Spec Spotlight: Lionsgate Purchases Stephen Herman's 'The Culling'

Screenwriter Stephen Herman is hoping to invigorate the horror genre with his new spec script The Culling, which was recently sold to Lionsgate with David F. Sandberg attached to direct.

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