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The Bricks of Breaking In: Kung Fu Writer Richard Lowe On The Power of Persistence
Kung Fu’s Richard Lowe didn’t come from a family of storytellers. His parents had their own business and conversations around the dinner table rose out of newspaper articles that Lowe’s mom clipped from the local paper. Although Lowe didn’t really ma...
Two-Time Big Break Quarterfinalist Finds Success with LGBTQIA-Affirming Webseries
Life is good for writer, producer and actor Frank Arthur Smith. He’s engaged to be married to the love of his life, Matt Hartman; has a supremely organized apartment, thanks to appearing in an episode of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo; he’s had two scri...
Write On: Golda's Writer and Producer Nicholas Martin
The new film Golda – starring a bewitching Helen Mirren as Golda Meir, the Iron Lady of Israel, was written and produced by Nicholas Martin. Martin is best known for writing the 2016 film Florence Foster Jenkins. With two amazing biopics about strong...
What Literary Reps Look for In Screenplays: Q&A with David Boxerbaum
Final Draft has joined forces with Coverfly to chat with literary rep David Boxerbaum in a live Q&A over Zoom to find out what a successful rep is looking for when trying to obtain new writing talent. Boxerbaum shared his thoughts on what a disti...
Write On: Apple's Physical showrunner Annie Weisman
The Apple TV+ series Physical, starring Rose Byrne, is set to launch its third and final season on August 2. Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, Physical is a half-hour dark comedy following Sheila Rubin (Rose Byrn...
Write On: Justified: City Primeval's Showrunner Michael Dinner
The world out there is a brutal place. If you have a hankering for some of the rough justice you remember from old-school lawman Raylan Givens – you’re in luck. Justified: City Primeval is about to drop on FX starring the same Raylan (Timothy Olyphan...
Write On: Wednesday Creators Al Gough and Miles Millar
The surprise hit and breakout role for Jenna Ortega as the titular character in Netflix's spin off of the Addams Family, Wednesday, was just as exciting to create as it is to watch. "The writer's room started the first week of lockdown, so writing a ...
'The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster' Reinvents Frankenstein for a Modern Audience
Big Break Sci-Fi/Fantasy Winner Dustin Milligan Signs With Anonymous Content
If you’re a fan of quirky comedy, you most likely know Dustin Milligan as an actor on the Emmy-winning TV show Schitt’s Creek. Charming and handsome, he plays Ted Mullens, the love interest of the confounding Alexis Rose (Annie Murphy). What you prob...