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The Fast Five: Netflix Ups Its Emmy®’s Game, While Issa Rae and Jordan Peele Help One Writer Break Out
A writer in Spokane sold her short-story for seven figures, professional writers share their expertise via Comic-Con@Home, and Netflix shatters the record for most Emmy nominations in a single year. There’s a lot of lessons that aspiring writers can ...
Fast Five: IP Is Still The Buzzword, ‘Tenet’ Is Off the Roster, and Netflix Pulls a Turkish Production
What makes a story valuable? For American studios, the answer lies in intellectual property. They need something they can point to and say, “it’s based on that.” For overseas networks, the answer is same-same but different. They want something they c...
Fast Five: Writers Prove Pandemic-Proof In the WGA-UTA Deal While Netflix Doubles Down on Canadians and Big-Budget Tentpoles
Attention all Canadians: Netflix just announced a scheme to get its hands on projects from both established and up-and-coming Canadian writers. It was also a good week for American writers, as the WGA and the ATA took one step closer to resolving the...
The Fast Five: Comic-Con Opens its Panels to Film Buffs Everywhere While Streaming Services Bank on Movie Tentpoles to Generate Must-See TV
What did you do with your quarantine time? Did you finally finish that project you were working on? Did you get a burst of inspiration that led to writing a hot new spec script? If your answer is, “None of the above,” then you should probably skip th...
Fast Five: Animation Booms, Latinx Writers Get Blind Script Deals at Hulu, and Walmart Is The New Drive-In
Everything old is new again! 90s animation, Alfred Hitchcock, and drive-in movie theaters are all making their glorious returns thanks to the new normal we’re living in. It may be some time before we can watch a new release in the theaters, but prett...
Fast Five: Learn Tips from TV Writers, Sherlock's Sister Sued, and Cobra Kai goes to Netflix
The industry is in one of its weirdest points in history; one we will eventually look back on and study. But for now it has to keep chugging along and it does so with repertory theater screenings, fall schedules made up of foreign television shows, E...
The Fast Five: Film Festivals Hit the Drive-In, ‘Batwoman’ Gets Re-Cast and Warner Bros. Gives Drama Students a Foot in the Door.
Several production companies have spent the last week finding ways to give aspiring actors, writers and directors opportunities, and the results are an interesting mixture of digital showcases, short-film competitions, and the chance for one writer t...
Fast Five: ‘Hamilton’ Goes Streaming, Studios Stock Fall Schedules With Foreign Content, & All Eyes Are On ‘Tenet’
As our new normal slowly returns to the old normal, the networks and studios have started to announce their plans for the rest of the year. Major films are moving over to streaming services, all eyes are on one high profile release to set the tone fo...
Weekend Movie Takeaway: Screen Narratives Meet COVID-19
As parts of the country begin to open up to varying degrees, production (for the most part) remains on lockdown, and the prospect of starting it up again remains mired in many unanswered—or as yet unanswerable—questions. Questions principally regardi...
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