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The Triumphant Return of LALIFF

Last year, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) returned after a five-year hiatus. Back again this past summer, LALIFF “doubled in audience, sponsors and excitement,” says Rafael Agustín, LALIFF’s Executive Director. “We weren’...

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Spec Spotlight: Meredith Dawson Sells Spec to Universal, Paul Feig to Produce

Screenwriter Meredith Dawson is hoping to reignite the romantic comedy genre with the recent sale of her spec script, When Michael Met Carrie…and Other People. Universal Pictures snapped up the script, which will also be directed by Dawson, with Paul...

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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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