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Rising Through the Ranks: Rachel Taff

"At the end of the day, there is no straight path."

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'Vida' Writers Weigh In On What It’s Like To Be Part Of the Groundbreaking Show

In Hollywood, among writers’ rooms that have looked the same for generations, is a first-of-its-kind room full of purpose and identity. The Starz drama Vida about two Mexican-American siblings from East Los Angeles is in production on its third seaso...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Asmita Paranjape

 

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André Øvredal Blends His Sense of Reality with GDT's Adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Before Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, André Øvredal was relatively unknown. With just a handful of low-budget films—mostly in the horror-mystery realm—to his name, like The Autopsy of Jane Doe and Tunnelen, the Norwegian writer-director caught th...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Myles Reid

Myles Reid is working tirelessly to rise through the ranks in Hollywood. While the 32-year-old moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to follow his dream of becoming a showrunner, he didn’t fully realize his dream was a viable option. Reid grew up in Salisbury...

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'The Peanut Butter Falcon' Writers On How Their Movie Went From a Fun Idea to Making a Positive Impact

A decade ago, Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson were working in their respective careers and living average, ordinary lives. Both were unknown in the film industry with no concrete plan or background to break in. But then, eight years ago, the duo me...

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Beats Writer Miles Orion Feldsott on Using Your Past to Authentically Write the Present

For Miles Orion Feldsott, writing the Netflix original Beats was personal.

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Rising Through the Ranks: Raul Martin of VIDA

Raul Martin never saw himself in the characters he watched in film and television. As a nearly seven-foot-tall LGBTQ Spanish man in his late thirties, Martin yearned to see himself—along with other minorities—represented in entertainment. Since findi...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Michele Giannusa

Just five years ago, if you told Michele Giannusa that she’d be living in Los Angeles and pursuing a writing career, she’d say you were crazy. The 41-year-old was married, working a great job and living a comfortable life in New Jersey, near where sh...

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