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Write On with Screenwriting Career Coach Lee Jessup

For the last 20 years, Lee Jessup has been coaching screenwriters on all elements of a successful career. Brand assessment and strategy, effective networking, crafting a memorable origin story that makes writers shine in a general meeting - Lee discu...

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Tech Tips: Boneyard In the Beat Board

Great scripts aren’t written; they’re re-written.

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Write On with 'The Wall' Writer-Director Kellie Madison

Kellie Madison, whose spec script The Wall just sold to Dolphin Entertainment, discusses her transition from acting to writing and directing, her interest in the dark side of the human condition and the early influences she hopes will help her make a...

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Tech Tips: Opening Files in Final Draft Mobile

With Final Draft Mobile, the ability to write scripts anytime, anywhere has never been easier. If you’ve noticed a new look to Final Draft Mobile, it’s because the app has been updated to make organizing, synching and writing your scripts even easier...

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Write On with 'The Highwaymen' Screenwriter John Fusco

Veteran screenwriter John Fusco discusses his journey from dropping out of school for The Blues to obtaining his GED, being accepted to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and eventually winning a screenplay contest that brought him to Los Angeles. Fusco ...

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Tech Tip: Non-Speaking Characters

Non-speaking characters: every script has them, and for good reason. A non-speaking character can be an extra, a background character, or even a character that literally doesn’t speak – maybe their sole purpose is to intimidate others like the re-ani...

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Write On with 'Wayne' Writer-Director Greg Coolidge

Wayne writer-director Greg Coolidge discusses his very early relationship with Final Draft, his experience on films including Ride Along and Employee of the Month, and the surprising 'yes' he and writing partner Kirk Ward received in the room from Yo...

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Write On with The Mustang writer-director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre

The Mustang writer-director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre discusses her journey from actress to writer-director, shooting her latest film at Rikers Island, and the challenges of working with animals.

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Write On with The Hummingbird Project Writer-Director Kim Nguyen

The Hummingbird Project writer-director Kim Nguyen discusses how he avoids getting stuck in creating backstory, his process of screen testing with friends, and how he was able to set the tone for his protagonist in one scene.

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