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'Queen Sugar' Writer Felicia Pride on Her Lifelong Pursuit to be Undeniable on the Page

Felicia Pride celebrated her 39th birthday in her very first Hollywood writers room; ironically, about 20 years after her first-ever published piece.

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Rising Through the Ranks: Jonathan Barger

Jonathan Barger has only been in Los Angeles for six years. Still, since the move he’s optioned an original script, been hired by a production company to do a rewrite, and had a management company attach itself to a feature he co-wrote. It may seem l...

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Big Break Welcomes Newest Judge: Development Exec, Neil Thomas

Neil Thomas, TV executive for MRC Studios, wants a more diverse Hollywood. The TV development manager, who is of South Asian descent, uses his platform to uplift, embolden and champion diverse voices and writers in the industry. It's why he was the p...

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The Importance of A Diversity Category

Ben Johnson had doubts anyone would ever hear his voice. As a person of color from South Africa, Hollywood and his dreams of being a screenwriter always seemed thousands of miles away in a land far, far away. But his talent and passion were reaffirme...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Saeed Crumpler

For over two decades, 40-year-old Saeed Crumpler took the Oakland, California music industry by storm. With rap hits like Swagger Jackin, and Fa Sho featuring Kendrick Lamar, Crumpler became a rising star gaining fans around the world. It was a fulfi...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Nadia Madden

Just a few years ago, Nadia Abass-Madden was working her decades-long job as a 911 operator. Today, she’s using her longtime career to inform her writing on Fox’s procedural drama, 9-1-1. She saw her name in the credits for the first time on March 30...

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Big Break Prize Package Provides Industry Access for Writers

Behind every top screenwriting contest is a group of hardworking individuals tirelessly working to ensure the writers who enter have the best possible experience. Usually that includes access and exposure to the right people in Hollywood. One of the ...

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Big Break Screenwriting Contest: The Importance Of A Blind Read

When Lori Crawford sits down to read a script, she is always ready to immerse herself in the unknown world the writer has created. It's a favorite pastime for her, and a part-time job; she has been a reader for the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting...

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From Concept to Congratulations: The Big Break Journey

Todd Goodlett has been “on cloud nine” since finding out that his original script, The Arsonist’s Handbook, was Final Draft’s Big Break 2019 TV Grand Prize Winner. A feat, he says, he once never imagined, and that has already taken him to places of h...

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