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Unscripted 7.30.20: This Week in Screenwriting News

Screenwriting career consultant Lee Jessup discusses this week's success stories, industry news, online events, and more.

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Write On with Heroes & Villains Ent. Literary Management Chris Coggins

Heroes & Villains Entertainment Literary Manager Chris Coggins discusses her move from development executive to manager, the kind of work ethic she looks for in a client, and what she means by "screenwriters should swing for the fences" when dreaming...

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Q & A with 'The Haunting of Hill House' and 'Oculus' Screenwriter Jeff Howard, Moderated by Sade' Sellers

Screenwriter-producer Sade’ Sellers hosts this one-on-one conversation with screenwriter and producer Jeff Howard (The Haunting of Hill House, Oculus). They answer audience questions about breaking in, writing for horror and more!

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Write On with 'The Rental' Co-Writer and Director Dave Franco

The Rental co-writer and director Dave Franco discusses the tricky tone the film balances, his approach to working in and subverting the horror genre, what he learned from working with filmmakers like Barry Jenkins and Seth Rogen, and more. 

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Unscripted 7.16.2020: This Week in Screenwriting News

Screenwriting career consultant Lee Jessup discusses this week's success stories, industry news, online events, and more.

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Write On with 'Narcos: Mexico' Showrunner Eric Newman

Narcos: Mexico showrunner Eric Newman discusses the research involved in making the show, the advantages of telling a story like this in long-form television, his journey from producer to writer, and much more. 

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Write On with 'Ramy' Creator Ramy Youssef

Ramy creator Ramy Youssef discusses finding the comedy in life's struggles, mining universal truths from experiences, and more. 

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Write On with 'Miss Juneteenth' Writer-Director Channing Godfrey Peoples

Miss Juneteenth writer-director Channing Godfrey Peoples discusses the serendipity of releasing the film during the current racial justice movement, the long journey of this project from script to screen, her work on the show Queen Sugar, and more. 

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Write On with 'Dear White People' Creator Justin Simien

Dear White People creator Justin Simien discusses the themes and challenges the show deals with, the journey from crowdfunded Indy feature film to Netflix show, his advice to young writers, and more.

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