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From Eugene to Eleven: How Anna Klassen Went From Film Journalist To Screenwriter For 'Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown

Photograph: Derek Dolechek   If you haven’t already heard Anna Klassen’s name, you’re bound to soon, the 29-year-old is surging through the ranks in Hollywood. Most recently, Klassen was tapped to collaborate and write the feature A Time Lost for act...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Kristina Felske and Ellie Race-Moore

Bad breakups, wine and comedic relief brought 30-year-old Kristina Felske and 31-year-old Ellie Race-Moore together. This dynamic writing team has been working together for almost two years now and prove why two heads are better than one.

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Write On with 'Perpetual Grace, LTD' Co-Creator Steven Conrad

Perpetual Grace, LTD co-creator Steven Conrad discusses managing the different tones of the story, how he incorporates music into his writing and much more. Epix's  Perpetual Grace, LTD is a modern noir drama which follows James, a mysterious young g...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: Nostalgia Continues To Wane At The Box Office

Just one week after the people behind Terminator: Dark Fate got a stark lesson in franchise narrative management, another sequel playing up its connections to a beloved '80s classic under performed at the box office.

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The Fast Five: Format Shows Prove Story Is Critical While Films Look To Resurrect Dead Celebrities To Top the Charts

Hollywood is king when it comes to everything old being new again. And a new film is hoping to launch the trend of reanimating classic actors with CGI—anybody who’s seen Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One or the face de-aging in The Irishman knows that t...

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All The Write Moves: 'Watchmen'

Once the camera focuses on a newspaper headline that reads, “Global Squidfalls Baffle Experts,” it’s evident that viewers have entered the land of Damon Lindelof. Inventive, mischievous and thoughtful, writer-producer Lindelof has provided some of Pe...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: A 7-Step Writing Plan to Finish Your Script by Year-End

It’s Nov. 8. The end of the year is within spitting distance. Wouldn’t it be great to finish the year strong with a completed draft of your script?

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Writer-Director Scott Z. Burns on 'The Report'

The Report is a new film written and directed by Scott Z. Burns, who is probably best known for his many collaborations with Steven Soderbergh. Burns has written screenplays for such Soderbergh movies as The Informant!, Contagion, Side Effects, and h...

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The Bricks of Breaking In: Make Your Own Table Read With This Writing Tool

As writers, we often work in isolation; churning out pages then reworking and revising again and again. You’d love to hear your work read out loud, listen as your characters come to life to see if you’ve captured their voices and have consistency to ...

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