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Women Screenwriters Over 40 Find Their Champion In Meryl Streep and The Writers Lab

Are you a 40+ female with a script you’re dying to develop? Then The Writers Lab is for you. Presented by co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon, along with founder Kyle Stokes, The Lab evolved from a discussion about what’s it’s like to be a w...

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#NewFilmmakers - Kieren Van Den Blink Screens 'Fingernail Moon' at Paramount Studios

Fingernail Moon is an ambitious short film from first-time filmmaker Kieren van den Blink. The movie is a slice of life set in van den Blink’s hometown of Hightstown, New Jersey. The short tracks the reunion of two old friends who have something deep...

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10 Benefits to Entering Screenwriting Competitions

Spring just around the corner can mean different things to us writers.  On top of opening the windows a little more often, it may mean reexamining how writing resolutions are holding up, selecting a show to spec for your WB Fellowship application, up...

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Write On with Literary Manager & New Big Break Judge Matt Koss

Zero Gravity's Matt Koss is our newest Judge on the Big Break Contest and discusses his role as a development executive, his latest transition into literary management, what he's looking for in a writer and more. 

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Five Takeaways: ‘The Invisible Man’

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 better stories.

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: Originality Reigns With Pixar’s Modern Fantasy ‘Onward’ Adventuring Into Top Spot

Last week saw the business of big screen narrative start to get impacted by the coronavirus outbreak with the news that the new James Bond film No Time To Die’s release had been delayed from April until November to avoid poor box office prospects in ...

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The Fast Five: The Coronavirus Beats Bond and Netflix Is Still King For First Time Streamers

As more industry events, including South by Southwest (SXSW) and the MIPTV Global Content Market, close down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a major motion picture has decided to play it safe and push back its release date. In lighter news, HBO is ...

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A Woman’s Strength Lies at the Heart of Gangster Crime Drama, ‘The Wild Goose Lake’

*Spoilers ahead.*

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'Seberg' - A Beautiful Study In A Breakdown

The thematic similarities between Jean Seberg’s titular role in Godard’s Breathless and Kristen Stewart’s portrayal of Jean Seberg in Seberg are undeniable. In the French new wave masterpiece, Seberg’s character, Patricia, falls for a criminal and fi...

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