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The creators of 'Fairfax' on clout culture and season 2

Celebrating the start of its second season, Final Draft sat down with Matt Hausfater, Aaron Buchsbaum and Teddy Riley, creators of the animated show Fairfax, a critically claimed “irreverent” comedy following the day-to-day life of thirteen-year-old ...

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Good Luck to You, Leo Grande' is a masterclass for screenwriters on collaborating

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande might be one of the best movies to sprout from early pandemic shooting times, and it has nothing to do with the pandemic. It’s a one-location look at intimacy and how we allow ourselves to give into it, or barely give it ...

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Only Murders in the Building' showrunner gives season 2 the 'Who dunnit' treatment

When we last left Hulu’s hit comedy Murders in the Building, viewers watched their beloved investigators Charles (Steve Martin), Mabel (Selena Gomez), and Oliver (Martin Short) become murder suspects themselves. Showrunner and co-creator John Hoffman...

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Write On with 'Maid' Creator & Showrunner Molly Smith Metzler

Inspired by Stephanie Land's memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, Netflix's Maid follows Alex (Margaret Qualley), a young mother who escapes an abusive relationship and gets a job cleaning houses in order to provide for he...

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Women's Weekend Film Challenge co-founders on creating opportunity

Does making an original film from start to finish over a weekend sound exciting to you? If so then you might want to check out the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge.

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How ‘88’ writer-director updates the political conspiracy thriller

One of the great things about being a writer is the ability to fall in love with a concept for a story, and then create it. For writer/director Eromose, it was his fascination with political conspiracy thrillers and curiosity about how Super PACs (po...

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Write On with 'Moon Knight' Head Writer Jeremy Slater

Based on the Marvel Comics featuring the character of the same name,  Moon Knight  follows Marc Spector / Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac), two alters of a man with dissociative identity disorder (DID) who gets drawn into a deadly mystery involving Egyptia...

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Rising through the Ranks: Aiko Hilkinger on diversifying the YA genre

Aiko Hilkinger is bringing her magical brand of writing diverse, LGBTQIA+ characters that inspire the next generation to the scene, starting with a show she’s currently developing with the ISA.

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Write On with 'Winning Time' Showrunner Max Borenstein

Based on the novel Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s by Jeff Pearlman, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty chronicles the 1980s Showtime era of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team featuring no...

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