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Weekend Writing Inspiration: 10 Tips to Push Through Procrastination

“Help! I need a strategy for beating procrastination.” Procrastination is one of the most common manifestations of writing resistance. You want to write, you have a solid script idea, and you’re ready to get to work, but somehow each day that rolls a...

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Film School Spotlight: Paul Chitlik on the Loyola Marymount University Student Experience

With alumni credited for works ranging from L.A. Confidential to Criminal Minds to the One Day at a Time reboot, it is no surprise variety is a theme at the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television. Close to Hollywood, approximately ...

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Tech Tips: Boneyard In the Beat Board

Great scripts aren’t written; they’re re-written.

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Write On with 'The Wall' Writer-Director Kellie Madison

Kellie Madison, whose spec script The Wall just sold to Dolphin Entertainment, discusses her transition from acting to writing and directing, her interest in the dark side of the human condition and the early influences she hopes will help her make a...

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All the Write Moves: 'Shazam!'

Despite being the newest arrival on the superhero-cinema scene, Shazam has been around longer than most of his peers, debuting in 1939, just one year after Superman’s first appearance. And while this is not the right space to explore Shazam’s complic...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Hellboy'

A superhero took the top box office spot over the weekend, but not the one everybody may have been anticipating. 

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The Screenwriter's Coach: Treat Screenwriting Like a Startup Business

My first job out of school was at a tech startup. I was employee #3 and my duties ranged from taking out the trash, ordering lunch, and answering emails on behalf of a robot character, to interviewing CEO candidates and appearing on CNN news. That’s ...

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Tech Tips: Opening Files in Final Draft Mobile

With Final Draft Mobile, the ability to write scripts anytime, anywhere has never been easier. If you’ve noticed a new look to Final Draft Mobile, it’s because the app has been updated to make organizing, synching and writing your scripts even easier...

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Spec Spotlight: 'This Is Us' Screenwriter Kay Oyegun Sells 'Assisted Living' to Paramount

Witty, charming, laugh-out-loud funny: three ways to describe 31-year-old Kay Oyegun’s feature script, Assisted Living. The comedy, which took Oyegun 10 months, seven different outlines and five drafts to write, sold to Paramount for a high six again...

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