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Rising Through The Ranks: Anil Foreman

For the better part of three decades, writing was an afterthought for 35-year-old Anil Foreman.

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Director Dan Pritzker On His Jazz Film 'Bolden'

Charles “Buddy” Bolden might be the most mythical American musician you've never heard of.

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Rising Through the Ranks: 'Better Call Saul' Showrunner's Assistant Valerie Chu

Imagine working for the showrunner of one of the most esteemed shows in Hollywood.

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Director Ryan White on 'Ask Dr. Ruth'

Photo courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Two years ago, Dr. Ruth Westheimer — also known as Dr. Ruth, America’s most famous sex therapist — wasn’t on director Ryan White’s radar. He knew who she was — who in America doesn’...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Sydney Mitchel

Behind the scenes of the popular CBS procedural NCIS: New Orleans, you’ll always find 30-year-old Sydney Mitchel working to keep her boss on track. As the assistant to showrunner Chris Silber, Mitchel has been her boss's gatekeeper and confidant sinc...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Emlyn Crenshaw

Wherever showrunner Carol Barbee is, chances are, Emlyn Crenshaw's there, too.

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'Wild Nights with Emily' Director Madeleine Olnek

Imagine if everything you ever knew about a beloved writer was disproven in an instant.

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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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