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#BeTheChange - Write On with Champion for Change Thuc Nguyen

Screenwriter and founder of The Bitch List Thuc Nguyen discusses how she started the list, unconscious biases and micro-aggressions, buzz words that are past their due date and her projects with women of color protagonists currently in development. T...

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Tech Tips: Night Mode

It’s the end of the day, and whether you’re just getting home from work or revisiting the day’s pages, sitting down to get some more writing done is just a part of your daily toil as a writer. After so many nights of opening your laptop and launching...

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Tech Tips: Image Support

Tina Fey once said, “You have to let people see what you wrote.” In its most traditional sense, screenwriting is the art of writing visually so that the work can be translated to the big screen. It’s often said that a good script can be seen before i...

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Write On with 'Bodyguard' Creator and Showrunner Jed Mercurio

Bodyguard creator and showrunner Jed Mercurio discusses his transition from medical doctor to television writer, his blending of the factual and imaginative details in the show, and following the instincts of your inner-writer.

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Write On with 'Ozark' Showrunner Chris Mundy

Ozark showrunner Chris Mundy discusses his transition from Rolling Stone contributor to television writer, how Ozark came to be, and the dynamics of the show's writers room.  Ozark seasons one and two are available for streaming now on Netflix. 

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Write On with Grey's Anatomy Showrunner Krista Vernoff and Co-EP Elisabeth Finch

*Listener discretion is strongly advised: This episode contains sensitive content*

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Write On with 'The Hot Zone' Screenwriting Team Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson

Screenwriting team Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson discuss how their 20-year career together began, their first foray in the writers room of Smallville, their strategy for crafting pitches, and their latest adaptation of The Hot Zone as a series for...

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Write On with Hulu's Catch-22 Screenwriter Luke Davies

Screenwriter Luke Davies discusses his earlier work on his novel Candy, the award-winning film Lion, and his adaptation of Joseph Heller's Catch-22 for Hulu, directed by and starring George Clooney.

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Tech Tips: Unicode

Final Draft may be the industry standard screenwriting application, but it's not just writers who use it. Producers, animators, and more can use Final Draft’s newest features to have greater control on a story from script to screen.

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