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Clara Sola' writer takes character-building to a new level

Clara Sola is unlike most films you’ve seen about coming into one’s own. The titular character, Clara, played by dancer and first-time actress Wendy Chinchilla Araya has been dubbed a healing mystic, a child of Mary the Virgin herself by her tiny rel...

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Write On with 'Ms. Marvel' Head Writer & EP Bisha K. Ali

Created by Bisha K. Ali, Ms. Marvel follows Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old superhero fan who's just trying to get through high school when she discovers she has powers of her own. Ali discusses how she put together the writer's room for the MCU series: "...

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Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris' screenwriter reveals his adaptation process

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is the kind of escapist fare that is perfect for a summer that feels like a revolving door of bad news. It’s a lovely picture that tells the story of how Mrs. Harris (Lesley Manville) gets obsessed with the idea of purchasin...

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‘Gordita Chronicles’ creator and showrunner break down writing process

Claudia Forestieri (Good Trouble, Selena) and Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Diary of a Future President) serve as the respective creator and showrunner on HBO Max’s new, Latin-focused comedy series, Gordita Chronicles. Inspired by For...

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Equipped: Comedy writer-showrunner Michael Price

What makes a successful writer tick? How do they handle bad news? How have others changed their lives and how do they pay it forward? If you want to learn from the best, you’ve come to the right place. 

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Don't Make Me Go' Script Writer on Storytelling

Don’t Make Me Go is a road trip full of life lessons and of course, a few screenwriting lessons for you. It’s a father/ daughter buddy comedy. It’s a coming-of-age flick. It’s also a whole lot of fun with a side of, you just might cry.

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Write On with 'Black Bird' Creator Dennis Lehane

Based on true events, Black Bird follows Jimmy Keene, a prison inmate who cuts a deal with the FBI to befriend a suspected serial killer in exchange for his freedom. Famed crime novelist and series creator Dennis Lehane discusses where he places his ...

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‘The Terminal List’ showrunner empowers his writers room to create great TV

The Terminal List wasn’t a piece of intellectual property that David DiGilio owned. Instead, he was offered the opportunity to pitch his perspective on the show and get hired on as showrunner. What he brought to the table was both experience and his ...

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Filmmaker Rebeca Huntt revisits her journal in Tribeca darling 'Beba'

I had the pleasure of speaking with auteur writer/director, Rebeca Huntt, shortly after the Tribeca debut of her first feature project, Beba. Told through the first-person point of view of Huntt herself, Beba [Spanish for baby] is a didactic document...

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