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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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Write On with 2018 Big Break Feature Winner Jeff Cassidy

2018 Big Break feature category winner Jeff Cassidy discusses getting his start as a focus puller in order to learn more about directing, how he eventually transitioned to writing and directing, and why he chose to enter his category-winning script D...

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Tech Tips: Where Did My Characters Go?

 

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Write On with Oscar-Winning 'BlacKkKlansman' Writer David Rabinowitz

David Rabinowitz discusses how he and his writing partner Charlie Wachtel got the rights to adapt BlacKkKlansman, getting Jordan Peele and Spike Lee on board, and their Oscar win!

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Tech Tips: Speech to Script

Speech to Script in Final Draft 11: it’s the personal assistant / writing partner / transcriber you’ve always wanted, but never had (or could afford). Taking advantage of Mac’s built-in dictation feature, Speech to Script offers an alternative for wr...

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Write On with 'The Twilight Zone' Producer Simon Kinberg

Simon Kinberg discusses how he and fellow producer Jordan Peele came together to revive The Twilight Zone, the inspiration behind the show's unrelenting twists and how they maintain entertainment and enlightenment in each episode. 

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Tech Tips: Tagging for Writers

Tracking characters: it’s at the forefront of any writer’s mind when writing a script. Whether we’re tracking a character’s emotional arc, their interactions with other characters, or how many times they’ve scratched someone’s name off their kill lis...

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