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The Genius of Buck Henry

The term "Writer's Writer" gets thrown around a lot, and it will here too, unabated, as there are few writers to whom the term more aptly applies than the great Buck Henry, who departed Earth this month, at the age of 89.

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Write On with 'Reprisal' Creator Josh Corbin

Reprisalcreator Josh Corbin discusses being a first time TV creator, the influence of film noir on the show, and more. 

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: The ‘90s Continue Their Big Screen Comeback and ‘1917’ Holds Strong

While emerging and established filmmakers offered up fresh stories in the snow at the Sundance Film Festival, the box office provided little to get excited about over the weekend.

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The Fast Five: Story Issues Shut Down a 'Star Wars' Production, While FX Fights For Its Name

You see this sentiment all the time, “There’s nothing more important than a good story.” If you’re questioning how true it actually is, then look no further than today’s Fast Five, where we cover a major Star Wars show getting shut down right before ...

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Five Takeaways From ‘One Upon a Time… in Hollywood’

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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‘Bombshell’ Aptly Captures the Nuances, Perils and Pains of Speaking Out

Bombshell is a powerful piece of work, but it’s also not an easy watch. There are intentional cringe-worthy moments galore as women on the forefront of the #MeToo movement struggle to find their voices while keeping their jobs. Rare is an achievement...

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The Fast Five: ‘Bond’s New Crooner is Unveiled, as Apple Deals With a Lawsuit Over ‘Servant’

Lawsuits in this industry are always fascinating. Creators may suspect their ideas have been stolen when watching a similar show or movie to their own, but very rarely do they go to the lengths of suing over the perceived theft. And when they do, the...

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Vince Befi is Rising Through the Ranks

30-year-old Vince Befi fondly remembers his childhood, watching countless films while growing up in the Florida town of Niceville.

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Write On with 'Burning Cane' Writer-Director Phillip Youmans

Burning Cane writer-director Phillip Youmans discusses the real-life inspiration for the film, how he made the film while still in high school, getting picked up for distribution by Ava DuVernay's ARRAY, and much more.

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