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How ‘Colin From Accounts’ Writers Craft a Hilarious TV Pilot

A dog. A nipple. A piece of human poop. This may not sound like a recipe for a great romantic sitcom, but with sizzling natural chemistry between the two leads, Colin From Accounts may be the funniest streaming show.

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5 Reasons You Should Write a Sports Biopic Like 'Clipped'

Clipped is a sports drama that’s been causing quite a buzz.

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4 Things ‘The Acolyte’ Can Teach You About Screenwriting

With 4.8 million views in one day, the latest Star Wars installment, The Acolyte, is Disney’s biggest streaming launch of 2024. And as a lifelong Star Wars enthusiast, I can see why.

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Write On: 'Late Night' Host Seth Meyers

“Just a shout out to everybody who's listening who has ever written a movie. This is a true story –

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Owning the Room: From General Meetings to Pitching on a Project

Writing scripts is just one part of being a professional screenwriter.

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What Is a Set Piece and How To Plan Them in Your Script

To put it in simple terms, a “set piece” is a pivotal scene in a film that serves as a centerpiece of action, emotion, or visual spectacle. These carefully crafted scenes are executed to excite audiences and leave a lasting impact long after they hav...

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How Video Game Writer Neil Pollner Is Finding Success in Screenwriting

Ifyou’ve heard of the games Mass Effect, Guild Wars 2, or Star Wars: The Old Republic, then you know Neil Pollner’s work. He is a successful video game writer who wrote a genre-bending action-thriller that is bound to make waves in the market. After ...

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Write On: 'Ezra' Writer Tony Spiridakis

“From Robert De Niro, I learned not to force anything. Not to force your idea of how something should be and then go from there. Not, ‘Oh, this should be funny,’ or ‘Oh, I'm going make you cry.’ That's the wrong thing. You just need to think about th...

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Why You Should Write Your Personal Story Like 'Baby Reindeer'

A dark past can sometimes lead to a brighter future, and that’s especially true if you become aware of how to use your experiences to change your perspective or touch another life. Richard Gadd has done those things in spades since first adapting his...

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