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Write On with Filmmaker and Sensitivity Reader Alex Creswick

Alex Creswick discusses what a sensitivity reader does and how it can benefit your story, her work as a development executive, the film The Blackout which she produced, and more.  Don’t forget to subscribe to the Write On Podcast on iTunes! 

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The 'Holiday' Movie Takeaway: Audiences Are Shelling Out for Unique Narrative Over Brand Recognition

The holiday rush to post-New Year’s period at the box office saw some longstanding notions about the power of macro narratives hold firm, but perhaps more importantly, showed how micro narratives can take hold of the public imaginations—and that bran...

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The Fast Five: Wrapping the 'Tumultuous Tens' In Film and TV News

The last thing anybody wants to do on their holidays is pay attention to the news. Let’s be honest, nothing overly good was in the news in 2019, and thankfully it’s behind us. Now we’re in the Roarin’ Twenties, a decade with a much cooler nickname th...

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5 Takeaways From Episode One Of 'The Mandalorian'

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 your own stories.

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Getting Back To Writing After the Holidays

Even with the best of intentions to keep writing over the holidays, chances are navigating the various minefields can prove overwhelming. Besides, we all deserve a break sometimes! Here’s how to get back in the swing of things after a hiatus.

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15th Annual Final Draft® Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2nd - Final Draft, a Cast & Crew Company, now in its 29th year as the industry standard for screenwriting software, today announced the honorees for the 15th Annual Final Draft Awards. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Quentin Tar...

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'Another Version of You' Was Made For The Lovelorn Who Soothe Their Woes With Whiskey

Director Motke Dapp’s Another Version of You is a whiskey-soaked ride through a parallel universe as protagonist Diggsy Ellston searches for a place where his dream girl, Suzette, returns his feelings. It’s a great premise inspired by a novel Dapp pe...

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Rising Through The Ranks: Andrea Porras Madero

For Andrea Porras Madero, showrunner’s assistant on the Starz drama Vida, showing hustle and building relationships are keys to finding success in Hollywood. She has firsthand experience as it’s helped her thrive and move up the ranks within the indu...

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Write On with Co-Creators and Directors of 'The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open' Elle-Maija Tailfeathers & Kathleen Hepburn

Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn, co-writers and directors of The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open, discuss the inspiration for the film, the importance of representation onscreen, and much more. 

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