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Final Draft 12 Launches in Surprise Drop on April 12

LOS ANGELES, April 12 – Final Draft, a Cast & Crew Company, now in its 30th year as the industry standard for screenwriting software, launched its latest update, Final Draft 12, today in a surprise drop that includes automatic upgrades for anyone tha...

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5 Screenwriting Takeaways: ‘Nobody’ Turns Odenkirk Into An Action Star

He’s a nobody, in many respects. He comes across as a quiet pushover who lives his suburban life. He can’t seem to get the trash to the end of the driveway in time, sleeps with a large pillow between him and his wife, and works at his father-in-law’s...

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Afro Horror: Internal and External Wants in Horror

If you’re reading this, it’s either because you know me and you're supportive (hi, Mom!) or you want to learn about internal and external wants in your screenplay. Either one is perfectly fine with me! Today I am going to try to break down complicate...

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‘Voyagers’ Explores the Core of Humanity Whilst Hurtling Through Space

Voyagers is set in the not-so-distant future when Earth is rapidly becoming uninhabitable and humankind needs to seek life on other planets. The story follows a space crew solely made up of young people who were bred and trained for this mission sinc...

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History of TV: The Family Politics of ‘Vida’

The sunset hues and artful shots that saturate Vida give the half-hour drama — and the East Los Angeles neighborhood it's set in — an air of gorgeous grit. Starz shows all feel a bit gritty; reflective themes and distinct visual signatures, and Vida ...

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‘Collective’ Documents Corruption and Tragedy in Romania

It began with a devastating fire at Colectiv, a Bucharest nightclub, which killed 27 people. Over the course of the next few weeks, more victims who were supposed to be on the road to recovery died, bringing the death toll to 64. This is the catalyst...

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'Amundsen' Explores the Life of the First Man to Reach the South Pole

He beat the British to the South Pole, then studied the ocean streams in the Arctic Ocean for nearly five years. He’s one of the most daring, prolific explorers in modern history, and he's finally getting the film he deserves.

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5 Screenwriting Takeaways: ‘Bad Trip’ and the Art of the Prank Narrative

Bad Trip pushes and crosses more genres than March 2020 had days. It’s a road trip movie, a buddy comedy, a prank film, and a love story, with a dash of excellent reality producing and subtle political commentary on America. It advocates for the valu...

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‘French Exit’ Allows Michelle Pfeiffer To Float Gloriously In a Unique Reality

French Exit has notes of The Squid and The Whale and whimsy reminiscent of Wes Anderson, but director Azazel Jacobs, actress Michelle Pfeiffer, and writer Patrick DeWitt (based on his novel of the same name) have created a universe all their own. One...

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