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Finish Line Script Competition Founder Jenny Frankfurt On The Current State of Hollywood and Partnering With Tirota On Social Impact

Jenny Frankfurt is a woman about town out to make a difference by shining a light on how Hollywood needs to update itself.

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Five Takeaways From Hulu's 'High Fidelity'

Your weekly break-down of a popular movie or television episode to see what a screenwriter—or any writer, for that matter—can take away from what’s on screen: what worked, what didn’t, and how you can use what’s popular to craft better stories.

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Write On with Screenwriting Career Coach Lee Jessup

Screenwriting career coach and guru Lee Jessup gives us a crash course on the spec market in the feature and television space, how to achieve authenticity as a writer, and much more. Lee Jessup is also a veteran sponsor of The Big Break Screenwriting...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: ‘Sonic’ Held Top Spot At The Box Office Despite ‘The Call of the Wild’

Two CGI animals tussled for the number one position on the box office charts over the weekend, with the blue one eventually coming out on top.

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The Fast Five: The Paley Center Shutters Its Doors While Paramount’s ‘Sonic’ Gamble Pays Off

This week, we pour one out for all the introverts who love to sit in cubicles and watch old TV shows that were almost lost to time as The Paley Center has shut down its Beverly Hills museum. On the other hand, we have Pablo Escobar’s pet hippos to lo...

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First Award This! Ceremony Shines Light on Independent Filmmakers

For independent filmmakers like 37-year-old Jared Cohn, making movies is life. Cohn doesn’t do it for praise and recognition; he creates films to tell stories, motivate change and to inspire others.

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The State Of Television Part 2: Everybody Wants To Be A Madman

When John Landgraf originally said there was too much television, Netflix was only two years into offering original programming. His main focus was the rise in basic cable originals. Every network wanted the prestige that came with a successful premi...

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Five Takeaways From ‘Parasite’

Your weekly break-down of a popular movie or television episode to see what a screenwriter—or any writer, for that matter—can take away from what’s on screen: what worked, what didn’t, and how you can use what’s popular to craft better stories.

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: Video Game IP Holders Rejoice As ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Sped to Box Office Glory

The Presidents Day long weekend proved especially fruitful for a certain speedy hedgehog, giving hope to video game intellectual property holders everywhere.

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