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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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Ayanna Floyd Davis on the Craft of Screenwriting

Dozens of eager and aspiring writers listened as Ayanna Floyd Davis, showrunner for The Chi’s second season, spoke about her career and offered advice at the 2019 Austin Film Festival. Floyd Davis is a busy woman, and she was even busier during that ...

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From Eugene to Eleven: How Anna Klassen Went From Film Journalist To Screenwriter For 'Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown

Photograph: Derek Dolechek   If you haven’t already heard Anna Klassen’s name, you’re bound to soon, the 29-year-old is surging through the ranks in Hollywood. Most recently, Klassen was tapped to collaborate and write the feature A Time Lost for act...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Kristina Felske and Ellie Race-Moore

Bad breakups, wine and comedic relief brought 30-year-old Kristina Felske and 31-year-old Ellie Race-Moore together. This dynamic writing team has been working together for almost two years now and prove why two heads are better than one.

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New Workshops Provide Tools + Experience for Female and Diverse Screenwriters

There’s a new organization in Hollywood offering workshops for writers with diverse backgrounds looking to break into the television industry. The Writers Room 5050 was created by award-winning writer-director-producer Evette Vargas, and actress-prod...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Sarah Crosthwaite

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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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