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Real Tips for Screenwriting Educators Experiencing Zoom Fatigue

Whether you’re teaching synchronous or asynchronous classes on a virtual basis or some sort of mix (or even live), by now most of us have developed some systems to make it work in this pandemic environment. I’m sure you’re like most of the teachers o...

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5 Screenwriting Takeaways From Hulu's 'Pen 15'

Sometimes the state of the world may make adults think we have a monopoly on existential dread, but Pen15 is here to remind us that junior high schoolers have it pretty bad, too. The show's big hook—two women staring down middle age yet effortlessly ...

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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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Film School Spotlight: Linda Cogwill on Los Angeles Film School

What do Workaholics, Saturday Night Live’s Matt Villines and Osmany Rodriguez and Happy! have in common? The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS). Specifically, the school counts Kyle Newacheck, director/co-creator of Workaholics, directing team Matt &...

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Film School Spotlight: USC's John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television

Jack Epps Jr., known for his screenwriting credits on such popular films as Top Gun and The Secret of My Success, now lends his screenwriting expertise as Professor and Chair of the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen and Television at the Univ...

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Film School Spotlight: The UCLA Extension Writers' Program

As with all artists, there is one place writers go for a sense of direction when lost: The basics.

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Nosotros Youth Program

What is the future of filmmaking? If the Nosotros Youth Program has any say in it, it will look more like inclusion.

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18 Years of the Ghetto Film School

The legacy of the Ghetto Film School (GFS) is one that echoes: Inner-city youth graduate, become leaders and feed the rise of the next generation of artists like themselves.

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