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The Fast Five: Comic-Con Opens its Panels to Film Buffs Everywhere While Streaming Services Bank on Movie Tentpoles to Generate Must-See TV

What did you do with your quarantine time? Did you finally finish that project you were working on? Did you get a burst of inspiration that led to writing a hot new spec script? If your answer is, “None of the above,” then you should probably skip th...

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Write On with 'Narcos: Mexico' Showrunner Eric Newman

Narcos: Mexico showrunner Eric Newman discusses the research involved in making the show, the advantages of telling a story like this in long-form television, his journey from producer to writer, and much more. 

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5 Takeaways from Hulu's 'Palm Springs'

Palm Springs is absolutely the kind of film that you should go into blind. It’s a delight knowing nothing about it and being pleasantly surprised at every turn. So, if you’ve already seen it, this article is for you, because there will indeed be spoi...

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Stars Come Together For The ‘Saturday Night Seder’ In Benefit of The Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund

Even by COVID-19 quarantine standards, Saturday Night Seder was a unique first. Independently produced as a streaming Passover Seder, the musical brought together a wide array of talent such as Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Whoopi Goldberg, and Dan Levy (...

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Write On with 'Ramy' Creator Ramy Youssef

Ramy creator Ramy Youssef discusses finding the comedy in life's struggles, mining universal truths from experiences, and more. 

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Write On with 'Miss Juneteenth' Writer-Director Channing Godfrey Peoples

Miss Juneteenth writer-director Channing Godfrey Peoples discusses the serendipity of releasing the film during the current racial justice movement, the long journey of this project from script to screen, her work on the show Queen Sugar, and more. 

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Denim Richards on Writing 'The Zoo'

According to actor-writer-director Denim Richards, “The arts chose me, I didn’t choose the arts.”

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5 Takeaways: The Babysitters-Club on Netflix

While 2020 has been unexpected, to put it kindly, sometimes wholesome content comes along that feels like the balm we all need. The Baby-Sitters Club is exactly that. If you are a woman of a certain age, it’s likely you devoured the original book ser...

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: ‘Avatar 2’, ‘The Batman’ and ‘Mission: Impossible’ Set To Resume Production in Lands Far, Far Away

It's almost impossible to know just how deep into the COVID-19 crisis we are, with certain parts of the country beginning to re-open amidst skyrocketing numbers, and other parts walking back plans for societal re-engagement after re-opening led to sp...

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