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'Spiderman: Far From Home' Takes the Reins from 'Stuber' & 'Crawl'

Over the weekend, for the second time in three months, a Marvel Cinematic Universe film in its second weekend has squashed two original movies on their opening weekend, hobbling their chances of breaking out. Two films that reasonably thought they'd ...

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All The Write Moves: 'Stranger Things'

Seeing as how the Netflix fantasy series Stranger Things is an idiosyncratic mixture of nostalgic pop-culture references and the wild imagination of creators Matt and Ross Duffer (who bill themselves as the Duffer Brothers), emulating the show in any...

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Tech Tips: Title Page

The Title Page is the first thing agents, managers and producers will see before reading your script. Think of your title page as the initial handshake between your script and whomever will be reading the material. The title page won’t make or break ...

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Rock Your Screenwriting Website

What does belong on a screenwriter’s website?

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The Bricks of Breaking In: 'Wreck-It Ralph's' Phil Johnston on Screenwriting as a Second Career

It can feel impossible to make the switch to screenwriting after you’ve established a career in another industry. Yet with hard work, focus and dedication, it can happen.

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Acclaimed Writer-Director Lulu Wang's 'The Farewell' Expounds on "In-Betweeness"

There's already Oscar® buzz for writer-director Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, starring Awkwafina. If they do get nominations, the pair will make history. We are now in a post-Crazy Rich Asians world. Though the film made a big splash and did well with th...

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'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' - An Act of Love for a Home That is Slipping Away

The Last Black Man in San Francisco is the story of Jimmie Fails IV (the name of both the protagonist and the San Francisco-born actor who portrays him). The loosely biographical film depicts Jimmie’s attempt to first take care of and then take back ...

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Write On with 'Trinkets' Co-Creators Emily Meyer and Amy Andelson

Trinkets co-creators Emily Meyer and Amy Andelson discuss the life and death stakes of being a teenager, how they balance the different tones on the show, their writing process as partners and more.  The Netflix series about an unexpected friendship ...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Spider Man: Far from Home'

With Spider-Man: Far From Home opening a few days ahead of the July 4th long weekend, a large haul was naturally expected.

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