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First Award This! Ceremony Shines Light on Independent Filmmakers

For independent filmmakers like 37-year-old Jared Cohn, making movies is life. Cohn doesn’t do it for praise and recognition; he creates films to tell stories, motivate change and to inspire others.

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WGA Awards 2020: Raw Humanity Sweeps the Stage

Photo courtesy of The Writers Guild of America, West

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WGA: Beyond Words with Nominated Screenwriters

Relative literary genius graced the stage at the Beyond Words 2020 discussion as 10 screenwriters gathered to discuss their work and advice for other screenwriters. Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story), Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster (A Beautiful D...

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Vince Befi is Rising Through the Ranks

30-year-old Vince Befi fondly remembers his childhood, watching countless films while growing up in the Florida town of Niceville.

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Rising Through The Ranks: Andrea Porras Madero

For Andrea Porras Madero, showrunner’s assistant on the Starz drama Vida, showing hustle and building relationships are keys to finding success in Hollywood. She has firsthand experience as it’s helped her thrive and move up the ranks within the indu...

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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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