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Spec Spotlight: Meredith Dawson Sells Spec to Universal, Paul Feig to Produce

Screenwriter Meredith Dawson is hoping to reignite the romantic comedy genre with the recent sale of her spec script, When Michael Met Carrie…and Other People. Universal Pictures snapped up the script, which will also be directed by Dawson, with Paul...

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New Workshops Provide Tools + Experience for Female and Diverse Screenwriters

There’s a new organization in Hollywood offering workshops for writers with diverse backgrounds looking to break into the television industry. The Writers Room 5050 was created by award-winning writer-director-producer Evette Vargas, and actress-prod...

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Write On With 2018 Big Break Winner Myles Reid

2018 Big Break Television Winner Myles Reid discusses his winning script 'Scattershot', how he first got into storytelling, his writing process and much more.

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Rising Through the Ranks: Sarah Crosthwaite

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The Fast Five: New Media Landscapes Offer New Storytelling Venues

The Fast Five: New Media Landscapes Offer New Storytelling Venues  

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: The Return to 'Downton Abbey'

We often lament the lack of ‘medium-sized’ films in this space, concerned as we are that the rise of event movie blockbuster culture prevents smaller, more interesting films, from taking hold in the popular imagination. But the weekend’s box office r...

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All The Write Moves: 'Hustlers'

Continuing the recent mini-boom in dramas about women forming criminal gangs — a trend that includes Widows and The Kitchen — filmmaker Lorene Scafaria’s latest picture, Hustlers, dramatizes real-life events that occurred in New York City, beginning ...

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The Bricks of Breaking in: Tips on Breaking in From Emmy-Nominated Writers

Photo credit: Michaell Lynn Jones Just like there are so many directions you can take a story, there are also many different paths to take when breaking in as a writer. The one common theme, whatever road you go, is that developing a career as a tele...

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Taking Screenwriting Contests and Fellowships in Stride

When you enter a screenwriting contest, you’ll have high hopes of being discovered and lauded for your work, with visions of development meetings and possibilities of “breaking in” or finally getting noticed as a screenwriter and becoming one of thos...

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