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Write On with Screenwriting Career Coach Lee Jessup

For the last 20 years, Lee Jessup has been coaching screenwriters on all elements of a successful career. Brand assessment and strategy, effective networking, crafting a memorable origin story that makes writers shine in a general meeting - Lee discu...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'The Curse of La Llorona'

On the weekend before the release of what is sure to be the biggest film of the year–Avengers: Endgame–the box office took a bit of a tumble to produce the lowest-grossing Easter weekend since 2003. Think of it as the especially low tide that comes b...

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All the Write Moves: 'Fosse/Verdon'

The new FX miniseries Fosse/Verdon is a treat for theater fans — and not just because two of the big names behind Hamilton are involved. Depicting the intertwined lives of legendary choreographer/director Bob Fosse, who died in 1987, and celebrated d...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: 10 Tips to Push Through Procrastination

“Help! I need a strategy for beating procrastination.” Procrastination is one of the most common manifestations of writing resistance. You want to write, you have a solid script idea, and you’re ready to get to work, but somehow each day that rolls a...

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Film School Spotlight: Paul Chitlik on the Loyola Marymount University Student Experience

With alumni credited for works ranging from L.A. Confidential to Criminal Minds to the One Day at a Time reboot, it is no surprise variety is a theme at the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television. Close to Hollywood, approximately ...

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Tech Tips: Boneyard In the Beat Board

Great scripts aren’t written; they’re re-written.

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Write On with 'The Wall' Writer-Director Kellie Madison

Kellie Madison, whose spec script The Wall just sold to Dolphin Entertainment, discusses her transition from acting to writing and directing, her interest in the dark side of the human condition and the early influences she hopes will help her make a...

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All the Write Moves: 'Shazam!'

Despite being the newest arrival on the superhero-cinema scene, Shazam has been around longer than most of his peers, debuting in 1939, just one year after Superman’s first appearance. And while this is not the right space to explore Shazam’s complic...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Hellboy'

A superhero took the top box office spot over the weekend, but not the one everybody may have been anticipating. 

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