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Spec Spotlight: 'This Is Us' Screenwriter Kay Oyegun Sells 'Assisted Living' to Paramount

Witty, charming, laugh-out-loud funny: three ways to describe 31-year-old Kay Oyegun’s feature script, Assisted Living. The comedy, which took Oyegun 10 months, seven different outlines and five drafts to write, sold to Paramount for a high six again...

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'Little Woods' Sparks Conversation About Women's Rights, Poverty

“Who do you consider American? What do they look like and where do they live?”

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Indie Filmmaker Alexandra Boylan On Taking Control of Your Career

Hollywood is a tough town to make it in—especially if you’re a woman. People from around the world flock to La La Land with the hopes of ‘making it big’ and living out their dreams. But for some, that dream never comes to fruition. That’s why Alexand...

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'Whiskey Cavalier Writer: This Show is Exactly What TV Needs

For 37-year-old Jameel Saleem, Whiskey Cavalier is the escapism every viewer needs— a mix of action, emotion and humor after a long day soaked in reality.

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Sebastián Lelio on Gloria Bell: It’s the Ultimate Portrait of a Woman

Gloria Bell is your mother, your aunt or whoever you may aspire to be in middle age. Julianne Moore is exquisite in her portrayal of the ‘everywoman’ in a movie that will leaves you full of promise and inspired to live your own ordinary life in the m...

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Creed II Screenwriter Juel Taylor Talks His Big Break, Collaboration and the Importance of Having a ‘Fire Script’

Locking himself in a room for days is not necessarily Juel Taylor’s idea of fun, but for the 31-year-old co-writer of Creed II, it’s what got the job done.

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