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Write On with LaToya Morgan, Liz Alper, Lindsay Grossman and Jacqueline Penn

Founders of the WGA Twitter staffing boost LaToya Morgan and Liz Alper, and founders of the Pre-WGA Twitter staffing boost Lindsay Grossman, and Jacqueline Penn discuss the current state of the industry for screenwriters, their efforts to signal boos...

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Times Are Changing for Broadcast Television as Golden Globe® Nominations Hit the Airwaves

If seeing your social media and RSS feeds overrun with Top 10 lists wasn’t indication enough, the Golden Globes® are here to signal that it’s officially awards season. The next two months will be filled with speculation about who will take home the b...

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Disney Holds Strong in Theaters While Netflix Scores Golden Globe® Nominations

In a weekend perilously caught between the Thanksgiving boost and the beginning of Christmas holiday activity, Disney once again asserted their dominance of the collective narrative space with the continued success of Frozen II, which ruled for the t...

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All The Write Moves: Bombshell

Just months after Showtime aired The Loudest Voice, a miniseries about the late Roger Ailes’ controversial career as chairman of Fox News, theatrical feature Bombshell explores a nearly identical subject matter, albeit in a more truncated fashion. Th...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: What You Should Know About Writing During The Holiday

Even with the best of intentions to keep writing over the holidays, here’s what you should know about navigating the various minefields (and opportunities) of the holiday season as a writer.

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Scott Rosenberg, Writer of The New 'Jumanji' Franchise, Part I: From Indie Specs to Blockbusters And Back

It would be difficult to pinpoint what screenwriter-producer Scott Rosenberg is best known for. 

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Hundreds Celebrate Disability Inclusion In Hollywood at 40th Annual Media Access Awards

Actors, writers, directors and industry professionals were celebrated for their portrayal and inclusion of people with disabilities at the 40th annual Media Access Awards (MAA) in November.

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'Knives Out' Resurrects the Ensemble Whodunnit

Thanksgiving weekend at the box office reaffirmed some longstanding notions about Hollywood that don't bode particularly well for the future of narrative cinema. Yet, in other areas, the takeaway very much gave hope to those excited about expanding t...

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All the Write Moves: 'Knives Out'

After venturing to a galaxy far, far away by writing and directing Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Rian Johnson returns to his mystery roots with Knives Out, a frothy whodunnit featuring an impressive cast—Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis...

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