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All The Write Moves: 'Booksmart'

Since catching attention at Sundance in January, foul-mouthed comedy Booksmart — the feature directorial debut of actor Olivia Wilde — has won praise for its energy and heart, as well as for the endearing star turns by its young leads, Kaitlyn Dever ...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Godzilla King of the Monsters'

The biggest trend in major cinematic narratives these days is of course, the shared universe concept. Disney/Marvel proves the value of such connectivity between movies with every new release. That amazing and sustained success has led to every other...

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Tech Tips: Image Support

Tina Fey once said, “You have to let people see what you wrote.” In its most traditional sense, screenwriting is the art of writing visually so that the work can be translated to the big screen. It’s often said that a good script can be seen before i...

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10 Ways to Get Back to Productive Writing

Perfectionism, by definition, means “striving for impossibly high goals.” It is one of the most paralyzing obstacles writers face.

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'Sprinter' Shows Believing in the Words Can Be Film Gold

Writer-director Storm Saulter’s coming-of-age sports drama Sprinter won Best Feature Film, Best Director, and the Audience Award at 2018’s American Black Film Festival, as well as Jury Winner for Best Narrative Feature at the 2019 Pan African Film Fe...

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Write On with 'Bodyguard' Creator and Showrunner Jed Mercurio

Bodyguard creator and showrunner Jed Mercurio discusses his transition from medical doctor to television writer, his blending of the factual and imaginative details in the show, and following the instincts of your inner-writer.

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Write On with 'Ozark' Showrunner Chris Mundy

Ozark showrunner Chris Mundy discusses his transition from Rolling Stone contributor to television writer, how Ozark came to be, and the dynamics of the show's writers room.  Ozark seasons one and two are available for streaming now on Netflix. 

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Aladdin'

Disney very much owned the Memorial Day weekend as the live-action remake of their animated classic, Aladdin, was collectively embraced to the tune of approximately $117 million during its opening four days. A huge haul that represents a significant ...

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All The Write Moves: 'Catch-22'

For nearly as long as miniseries have existed, the format has provided opportunities for Hollywood to revisit esteemed novels in greater depth than their previous, standard-length feature film adaptations. Back in the day, this practice was exemplifi...

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