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The Writer & The Rep: A Conversation with Screenwriter Steven Canals & Lit. Manager Allard Cantor

Emmy-nominated co-creator and EP of POSE Steven Canals and his Literary Manager Allard Cantor from Epicenter answer pre-submitted audience questions about Steven's writing journey, their writer/manager relationship, share writing advice for budding w...

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Developing Your Brand, Part II: Combining the Technical and Emotional Aspects of Your Writing

Welcome back to our two-part series on developing your brand! Back in part one, we talked about what a brand is, why you need it, and how to develop the “technical” part of your branding statement. From here, we’ll finish up developing your brand and...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: 5 Ways to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

Do you ever feel like an impostor? Like you’re receiving credit or accolades or attention for something you haven’t earned or don’t deserve? That maybe luck or error has gotten you to where you are? Or that perhaps you’ve been cheating your way throu...

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Write On with #StartWith8Hollywood Partners Thuc Nguyen and Cheryl Bedford

#StartWith8Hollywood partners Thuc Nguyen and Cheryl Bedford discuss the roadblocks underrepresented groups often run into, how the campaign got started, success stories they've already seen, and much more. 

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Unscripted: This Week in Screenwriting News (August 25, 2020)

Screenwriting career consultant Lee Jessup discusses this week's success stories, industry news, online events, and more.

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Netflix 'Ozark’s' Chris Mundy Talks Season 3 Character Work

If you've been watching Ozark, you’ve been watching Wendy Byrde (played by recent Emmy® nom Laura Linney) rise from housewife to co-operator of a money laundering business fronted by the casino underworld of Missouri’s lake country.

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Netflix ‘Unorthodox’ Creator Anna Winger Talks Self-Discovery

Netflix’s Unorthodox focuses on an unusual female protagonist, Esther “Esty” Shapiro, played by recent Emmy® nominee Shira Haas. Esty’s world is a place where women are still valued most for their ability to reproduce and are expected to treat their ...

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5 Screenwriting Takeaways: ‘The Kissing Booth 2’ and Tried-and-True RomCom Tropes

The original The Kissing Booth is rumored to be the most re-watched movie on Netflix—undeniably a huge success for the streaming giant’s first foray into romantic comedies. Old and new fans alike can now move on to The Kissing Booth 2, and while it’s...

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Screenwriter Alison Peck On ‘Work It’ and Finding Your Niche

Screenwriter Alison Peck’s Work It on Netflix is this generation’s Pitch Perfect meets Bring It On> but set in the dance world. Which is exactly what she was going for when writing the musical comedy.

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