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5 Screenwriting Takeaways: ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

Unlike any other movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has more mind-bending, reality-testing plots and twists, but it also takes on a different, more horror-like style. That’s due to director Sam Raimi, ...

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Jewish American Heritage Month: History and hopes for future-Hollywood

 When screenwriter Tehran Von Ghasri was a child, he never saw himself represented on the big or small screen. As a Persian, Black Jewish person, Von Ghasri felt alone in his identity and, at first, alone in the world.

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5 Screenwriting Takeaways: 'Under the Banner of Heaven'

Another true crime limited series has premiered at a time when this genre continues to increase in popularity. NBC just wrapped its Renee Zellweger-led The Thing About Pam, based on the podcast of the same name and the original story aired by Datelin...

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Write On with 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Creator Joel Hodgson

MST3K is back! Originally running from 1988 to 1999, Mystery Science Theater 3000 was revived in 2017 due to a crowdfunding campaign led by the show's creator, Joel Hodgson. The show follows a human test subject who is forced to watch "B" movies by e...

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Robert Eggers' unique and distinct style of filmmaking

Filmmakers have their own distinctive styles. The ones that truly stand out have a unique ability to tell their stories in a visually compelling and stylistic way that fans spot immediately. Aaron Sorkin's dialogue stands out above other writers. Mic...

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Showrunner Steven Kane on honoring the ‘Halo’ spirit

The rest of the world is discovering what gamers have known for two decades: Halo isn’t just a great first-person shooter game that launched a billion-dollar franchise, it’s sci-fi at its best. Steven Kane serves as showrunner on Paramount+’s new ser...

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Write On with 'Pam & Tommy' Co-Showrunners Robert D. Siegel & D.V. DeVincentis

Based on the incredible true story, Pam & Tommy tackles a major landmark in the early days of the Internet: the leak of Pamela Anderson's (Lily James) and Tommy Lee's (Sebastian Stan) sex tape. Co-showrunner DV DeVincentis discusses what surprise...

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'Until the Wheels Come Off:' A bike race & documentary divides a team

When making a documentary, filmmakers often have to just let the camera roll and see what happens. Filmmakers Matt Dearborn (Even Stevens) and Rick Weis (The Office) unavoidably became a part of the conflict in the film. The movie chronicles the jour...

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Behind the scenes with the showrunner and EPs of Hulu’s 'Candy'

Deep in the heart of Texas, where church bells ring on a cloudless Sunday morning, a dutiful housewife is late for her daughter’s play rehearsal. Where has she been? Well, she intended on going to the local Target, but her watch stopped, and so she d...

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