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Filmmaker Insight: James Mangold Gives New Focus on Storytelling in "Logan"

Multi-talented James Mangold is known as the director/screenwriter for multiple feature-film successes such as Girl, Interrupted, 3:10 to Yuma, and the profound superhero film Logan which took the box office by storm in early 2017.

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Ilyse McKimmie Talks Sundance Feature Film Labs

Fruitvale Station, Swiss Army Man, and Beasts of the Southern Wild. These and many more feature films have one thing in common: The filmmakers behind these brilliant movies developed their skills through the Sundance Institute and the Feature Film Pr...

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Final Draft, Jen Grisanti, and Scriptwriters Network Partner for a Fun-Filled Friday Night Social!

On Friday, September 1, 2017, Final Draft is co-sponsoring a special Friday Night Social event with the Scriptwriters Network Foundation Inc. and Jen Grisanti Consultancy. The Palomar Hotel’s Double Take Restaurant and Lounge will be the gracious hos...

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Spec Spotlight: Screenwriting Duo Jason Markarian and John Mirabella Talk 'The Armstrongs'

Jason Markarian and John Mirabella have sold multiple television series and now have landed a major deal with Miramax on their upcoming action-comedy feature film, The Armstrongs. The story follows a divorced couple in suburbia that have to come out ...

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Spec Spotlight: Minsun Park and Teddy Tenenbaum Talk About /RedDoor

What is being described as a cross between The Ring and the upcoming Ready Player One is Sony’s supernatural thriller: /RedDoor. The deal was landed in February 2017. The film follows a young journalist who discovers the new game app he is reviewing ...

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EIACE’s Dara Marks and Danny Manus to Host Insightful Segments

To continue the exciting news of the Entertainment Industry Association of Consultants & Educators [EIACE], Dara Marks and Danny Manus will be providing insight to storytelling and pitching in EIACE’s webinar series.

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Creative Experts Join Forces to Provide Exceptional Opportunities for the Creative Community

Even before humans could speak, storytelling was told through drawings and dance. Steve Kaplan (creator of the HBO Workspace and HBO New Writers Program) quoted Salman Rushdie, “Man is the Storytelling Animal, and that in stories are his identity, hi...

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Spec Spotlight: Nick Yarborough on LETTERS FROM ROSEMARY KENNEDY

Nick Yarborough is making a splash in the Hollywood scene with his upcoming dark biopics Letters from Rosemary Kennedy and The Secret Life of Dr. James Miranda Barry. A rare native to California, he took time to speak with Final Draft about his exper...

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Spec Spotlight: Jared Cohn talks Lynyrd Skynyrd Biopic

In October 1977, the rock-n-roll world was shaken when the plane carrying band members of Lynyrd Skynyrd crashed in Mississippi. The tragic event killed three original band members as well as severly injuring the surviving band member Gary Rossington...

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