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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Lack of Content Affecting What Gets 'Platformed'
Last week we discussed the decision ongoing narratives that take place in the “real world” have to make about factoring the quarantine period into their storyline, but that was based on the presumption that production will be up and running sometime ...
Fast Five: ‘Hamilton’ Goes Streaming, Studios Stock Fall Schedules With Foreign Content, & All Eyes Are On ‘Tenet’
As our new normal slowly returns to the old normal, the networks and studios have started to announce their plans for the rest of the year. Major films are moving over to streaming services, all eyes are on one high profile release to set the tone fo...
Weekend Writing Inspiration: GMC — Your Secret Weapon for Story Conflict and Character Development
A few weeks ago, we covered methods to try when your plot rocks, but your characters fall flat. Today, we delve into another useful tool for getting clear on your characters and their motivation with GMC: Goals, Motivation, and Conflict. I was first ...
Fellowship Season Prep Part 5: The Interview, Continued
With fellowship applications submitted but fellowship interviews still on the horizon, we are currently digging into exercises and other ways to prep for an in-person or Zoom interview. And while only a fraction of applicants will make it to the inte...
Spec Spotlight: Zack Ford Sells 'The Watcher' to Spooky Pictures
Zack Ford is hoping to scare audiences with his spec script The Watcher, which recently sold. The psychological thriller is about a newly engaged couple who move to an apartment in New York City, however the fiancée soon feels that she is being watch...
Week 9: Video Interview with Lee Jessup on What Writers CAN Do Now
Screenwriting career coach Lee Jessup answers your questions and talks more about what writers CAN be doing during the COVID-19 crisis.
Write On with Hulu's 'The Great' Creator Tony McNamara
Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and creator of Hulu's The Great Tony McNamara discusses his approach to writing period pieces, the shifting tones of the show, and more!
Weekend Movie Takeaway: Screen Narratives Meet COVID-19
As parts of the country begin to open up to varying degrees, production (for the most part) remains on lockdown, and the prospect of starting it up again remains mired in many unanswered—or as yet unanswerable—questions. Questions principally regardi...
Variety’s New “How To” Series, Tom Cruise in Space, & 'Tiger King'
As countries all over the world slowly begin to reopen, it’s important to stay safe by remembering to maintain social distancing. Or, do what Tom Cruise is doing and blast yourself into space. More on that later. First, let’s discuss a brand-new vide...
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