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#BeTheChange - Write On with Champion for Change Thuc Nguyen

Screenwriter and founder of The Bitch List Thuc Nguyen discusses how she started the list, unconscious biases and micro-aggressions, buzz words that are past their due date and her projects with women of color protagonists currently in development. T...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Dark Phoenix'

The 2019 box office has provided plenty of reasons thus far to be encouraged about both the health of the contemporary blockbuster, and the state of modern macro storytelling. But this past weekend's earnings told a slightly different story — one tha...

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All The Write Moves: 'Rocketman'

A recurring theme in media coverage surrounding Rocketman, the Elton John biopic, is the length of time it took the picture to get made. John and his husband, David Furnish, both of whom have producing credits on the film, began development work in t...

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Tech Tips: Night Mode

It’s the end of the day, and whether you’re just getting home from work or revisiting the day’s pages, sitting down to get some more writing done is just a part of your daily toil as a writer. After so many nights of opening your laptop and launching...

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'Framing John DeLorean': How Theme Can Drive a Documentary to Success

When most film buffs think of John DeLorean, they think of Back to the Future.

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Four Ways to Inject Your DNA Into Your Script

William Goldman famously said, “Nobody knows anything. Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what's going to work.”

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The Bricks of Breaking In: Lit Manager Sonia Gambaro on Seeking Representation

Photo credit: Neide B Photography “How do I find representation?” It’s a big question for aspiring writers. It’s also one that is asked, in most cases, prematurely; writers are often so eager to get their careers going that they reach out to reps bef...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Erik Sandoval

For the last 15 years, 34-year-old Erik Sandoval has been hustling in Hollywood, doing what he loves while working toward a brighter future.

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'CTRL ALT Delete': A Comedy Web Series That's Changing the Narrative of Abortion

When you think of abortion, comedy may not be the first thing that comes to mind; that’s exactly why writers Roni Geva and Margaret Katch created Ctrl Alt Delete.

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