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Write On with Screenwriting Career Coach Lee Jessup

Screenwriting career coach and guru Lee Jessup gives us a crash course on the spec market in the feature and television space, how to achieve authenticity as a writer, and much more. Lee Jessup is also a veteran sponsor of The Big Break Screenwriting...

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Write On with 'The Goldbergs' Staff Writer Aadip Desai

The Goldbergs staff writer Aadip Desai discusses his path to getting hired on the show, what being a staff writer actually means, and the importance of self-care for writers.

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Quentin Tarantino, Lulu Wang and Steven Canals Honored at 15th Annual Final Draft Awards

Photo: Temma Hankin     LOS ANGELES, January 22, 2020 -- The 15th Annual Final Draft Awards wrapped with a wonderful event last night at Paramount Studios in the Paramount Theater.  Quentin Tarantino (writer/director of “Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood...

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Write On with 'Reprisal' Creator Josh Corbin

Reprisalcreator Josh Corbin discusses being a first time TV creator, the influence of film noir on the show, and more. 

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Write On with 'Burning Cane' Writer-Director Phillip Youmans

Burning Cane writer-director Phillip Youmans discusses the real-life inspiration for the film, how he made the film while still in high school, getting picked up for distribution by Ava DuVernay's ARRAY, and much more.

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Write On with Filmmaker and Sensitivity Reader Alex Creswick

Alex Creswick discusses what a sensitivity reader does and how it can benefit your story, her work as a development executive, the film The Blackout which she produced, and more.  Don’t forget to subscribe to the Write On Podcast on iTunes! 

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15th Annual Final Draft® Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2nd - Final Draft, a Cast & Crew Company, now in its 29th year as the industry standard for screenwriting software, today announced the honorees for the 15th Annual Final Draft Awards. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Quentin Tar...

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Write On with Co-Creators and Directors of 'The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open' Elle-Maija Tailfeathers & Kathleen Hepburn

Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn, co-writers and directors of The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open, discuss the inspiration for the film, the importance of representation onscreen, and much more. 

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Write On with LaToya Morgan, Liz Alper, Lindsay Grossman and Jacqueline Penn

Founders of the WGA Twitter staffing boost LaToya Morgan and Liz Alper, and founders of the Pre-WGA Twitter staffing boost Lindsay Grossman, and Jacqueline Penn discuss the current state of the industry for screenwriters, their efforts to signal boos...

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