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Write On: 2019 Austin Film Festival Wrap Up

Recorded at the 2019 Austin Film Festival, we chat with Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont about Liza On Demand, now entering its second season on Youtube, and Ben Cory Jones about Boomerang, the new show he co-created with Lena Waithe.  You can learn mor...

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The Fast Five: ‘Game of Thrones’ Lives On, as do the Television Streaming Wars

It was a big week for major genre franchises, as HBO and Disney both announced moves that will impact the future of their biggest brands. Meanwhile, Sony jumped out of the streaming war as WarnerMedia jumps in, and Netflix goes to war with creators o...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: The Latest 'Terminator' Installment Suffers a Dark Fate Despite a Narrative Win

The weekend box office results offer up a sharp storytelling lesson for those engaged in the uniquely Hollywood pursuit that is intellectual property management. 

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All The Write Moves: Parasite

 

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Write On with Motherless Brooklyn Writer-Director Edward Norton

Edward Norton, writer-director, producer and star of the new film Motherless Brooklyn discusses the long journey to get the film made, what makes a great adaptation and more. Set against the backdrop of 1950’s New York, Warner Brothers' Motherless Br...

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Writer-Directors Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing on Resurrecting Their Curse in 'The Gallows Act II'

New horror flick The Gallows Act II from writer-directors Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing is a follow-up to the team’s 2015 The Gallows, which follows students who accidentally resurrect the past in a school play to horrific consequences.

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: Creative Vision Still Matters in the Modern Mass Movie Marketplace

A rather quiet weekend at the box office saw Joker, now the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time, compete for the top spot with last weekend's debutante, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. At the time this article was written, the two films were pret...

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All the Write Moves: 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie'

A made-for-streaming feature that resolves a subplot from a beloved TV series might seem an unlikely subject for study in this space, since precious few writers will ever be in the same position as Vince Gilligan. Gilligan wrote El Camino: A Breaking...

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The Fast Five: The UK Is Saying “Show Us the Money” As TV Budgets Soar

As the weather gets colder, we gather inside for the annual tradition of rating which new TV shows we like enough to watch next year when they show up on a streaming service. With budgets and British sales both hitting an all-time high, and IMDb hopi...

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