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Spec Spotlight: 'Fantasy Camp' Writer Sid Karger
What do you do if you grow up in the John Hughes suburbia of Chicago and you want to make movies? If you’re Sid Karger, you follow his footsteps… into advertising. “I didn’t know anyone in film, so I didn’t know how to get into it,” Karger said, addi...
Spec Spotlight: Javier Gullón, Writer of 'N'
Photo Courtesy of https://www.espinof.com/ With Hollywood chasing down IP after IP, why toil over a 110-page original spec script when you can write and sell a 20-page short story instead?
Austin Film Festival Wrap Up 2018: The Panelists
We’ve heard writers and filmmakers rave about attending Austin Film Festival and its jam-packed screenwriter conference in What I Did at AFF 2018. One of the core attractions is that AFF features some of the biggest writer superheroes in the business...
What I Did at Austin Film Festival 2018
Specificity is what makes story universal.
What I Did At Austin Film Festival 2017
I could pontificate about the panels, the superstars, the midnight discussions; new friends I made, old friends I missed. The utter lack of sleep, compounded by the overabundance of liquor.
Sundance Screenwriters Lab: Eva Vives, Writer-Director of 'All About Nina'
“It was an extraordinary year. The year of Sundance, I call it.”
NALIP'S #WeAreInclusion Initiative: Writer-Director Nancy Mejia
For nearly 20 years, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) has advocated for the discovery and inclusion of Latino voices in the media. In support of their mission, NALIP began the #WeAreInclusion project, showcasing the va...
Spec Spotlight: Matt Tente, Screenwriter of "Green Rush"
When it comes to drugs, there’s been a complete one-eighty from the harsh mandatory minimum sentencing rules enacted in the 1980s to the booming medical marijuana industry of today. A dealer convicted 20 years ago could be released from prison now to...
Big Break Behind the Scenes: Manager and New Judge Jamie Wager
As we head toward a new competition season, Final Draft is excited to bring a new face to our Big Break panel of judges: manager Jamie Wager.
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