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Spec Spotlight: Gregg Hurwitz Sells 'Sweet Girl' to Netflix

According to New York Times best-selling thriller author and screenwriter Gregg Hurwitz, he and his writing partner, Philip Eisner, wanted to write a different kind of dark thriller.

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Spec Spotlight: Jeff Bushell Sells 'Bad Dog' to Lionsgate

Screenwriter Jeff Bushell’s latest spec has gone to the dogs. But in his case, that’s actually a good thing. Bushell’s comedy spec script Bad Dog is about an adorable mutt who’s also Satan’s favorite hellhound, and it was recently purchased by Lionsg...

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Spec Spotlight: Peter Gaffney Sells Sci-Fi Spec 'Don't Go in the Water' to Universal Pictures

After setting up sci-fi specs at both LeVision Entertainment and Lionsgate, New York-based screenwriter Peter Gaffney went on to reportedly sell his spec script Don’t Go in the Water to Universal Pictures in the mid-to-high six figure range. 

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'Glow' Writers Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch on the Process Behind the Hit Series

Hold onto your spandex — GLOW is back for a third season.

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'Narcos: Mexico' Showrunner Eric Newman on Evolving the Series

With Pablo Escobar and Javier Peña gone, Netflix’s Narcos had a reset when it launched as Narcos: Mexico last fall. The latest installment of the drug drama focuses on the story of DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña), who moves his family to Mexic...

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'CTRL ALT Delete': A Comedy Web Series That's Changing the Narrative of Abortion

When you think of abortion, comedy may not be the first thing that comes to mind; that’s exactly why writers Roni Geva and Margaret Katch created Ctrl Alt Delete.

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Evolution: Writers Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit on Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Pokémon fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of their beloved franchise’s first live-action film.

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Set Free: Bromont Program Helps the Formerly Incarcerated Tell Their Stories

Mylrell Miner was 15 years old when he was first incarcerated, altogether spending 10 years of his life in prison.

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Film School Spotlight: Paul Chitlik on the Loyola Marymount University Student Experience

With alumni credited for works ranging from L.A. Confidential to Criminal Minds to the One Day at a Time reboot, it is no surprise variety is a theme at the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television. Close to Hollywood, approximately ...

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