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Writing Your Way to Success: Wisdom From the Women in Entertainment Summit

The fourth annual Women in Entertainment Summit united all-star creatives to share their expertise on such topics as finding one’s voice, diversity in story, and approaching an investment, production or distribution company. Marvel’s Victoria Alonso,...

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Austin Film Festival Wrap Up 2018: The Panelists

We’ve heard writers and filmmakers rave about attending Austin Film Festival and its jam-packed screenwriter conference in What I Did at AFF 2018. One of the core attractions is that AFF features some of the biggest writer superheroes in the business...

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Write On with Writer-Director Sebastián Silva

"I've seen what you witness in 'Tyrel' many times and it's definitely not comfortable and it carries a lot of hidden tension and hypocrisy..."

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: December 10, 2018

The American domestic box office had one of its quietest weekends of the year with no new releases making their way into the top 10 at all. I just hope you all got your Christmas shopping done because it's going to be outright insanity from now until...

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All the Write Moves: Creed II

The myriad parallels between the ups and downs of the Rocky franchise and the way the franchise’s two protagonists navigate athletic careers are fascinating. In the first six movies, spanning 1976 to 2006, simple but noble boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvest...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: How to Keep Writing During the Holidays

“Got any tips for how to make it through the holidays without hurting my writing habit?” With the holidays looming, our time for writing can become thin, compressed and feel all but impossible to find. Holiday parties; family gatherings, personal tra...

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What I Did at Austin Film Festival 2018

Specificity is what makes story universal.

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Write On with Josh Singer, Oscar-winning screenwriter of 'Spotlight'

“Getting in there and trying to find what’s compelling about these stories and then communicate that and grab people and bring them into the theaters…That job I love.”

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: December 3, 2018

With no major new releases over the weekend, last week's box office winners held over for the most part.

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