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5 Screenwriting Takeaways: How 'Kate' creates a standout, relentless assassin

Some actors act badass but struggle to pull it off. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a badass in Kate, a new action film by director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and writer Umair Aleem.

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History of TV: The hilarious and heartwarming 'One Day at a Time'

Family-centric sitcoms will thankfully — hopefully — never go out of style. What they will do is evolve to give us a heartwarming take on the times. One such piece of recent treasured television history is about a Cuban-American family living in Los ...

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Final Draft and Script Pipeline Present: Battle of the Loglines

In Final Draft's first interactive event, speakers Grace Moss (VP Equity & Inclusion, WarnerMedia), Ali Schouten (Showrunner, iCarly), and Jordan Rubio (Director of Development, 3Pas) break down the importance of your script's logline, share tips...

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Write On with ‘Lady of the Manor’ Co-Writers and Directors Justin Long and Christian Long

The feature comedy is about an aimless ne'er-do-well who becomes a tour guide in a historic estate and winds up befriending the manor's resident ghost. Co-writers, directors and brothers Justin and Christian Long talk to Write On about collaboration....

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'This is the Night' honors true movie lovers

Audience goers likely know James DeMonaco’s work from The Purge films, but he recently broke away from the franchise to make a highly personal piece with This is the Night. The movie honors a small-town Staten Island community when Rocky III premiere...

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Writer-director Corinna Faith on her terrifying, female-led horror flick 'The Power'

A young nurse is haunted by a supernatural presence for a sordid past and must unravel a sinister puzzle in order to survive the night. Distributed by Shudder, The Power is a grounded Victorian gothic written and directed by the talented Corinna Fait...

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'Oh, Baby!' creates lovely afterglow at Dances with Films

As Los Angeles Dances with Films' epic line-up of three solid weeks of programming has now ended, many films will continue to linger in the consciousness. Audience Award Winner for Best Short Film in competition Oh, Baby! is one such film. It’s a fem...

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5 Screenwriting Takeaways: Amazon's 'The Voyeurs' re-examines the erotic thriller

The Voyeurs is possibly giving the erotic thriller a come-back. Roger Ebert used to call this kind of film the “rumpy-pumpy.” And there are indeed some pumps and bumps in this movie, as well as some unexpected turns (especially still in the midst of ...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Ojalá Productions' Priscila Sobrero on finding her voice in development

Priscila Sobrero’s journey into the world of television production started where it does for a lot of people in the industry: with a love for television. Born in Argentina and raised in California by her single mom, Sobrero found her voice in poetry ...

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