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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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‘The Staircase’: Antonio Campos digs up new drama from the highly publicized true-crime

The infamous death in the limited TV series The Staircase occurred over 21 years ago. It has spawned several books, documentaries and podcasts all examining the supposed murder of a woman by a struggling fiction crime writer. What makes this case par...

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Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion' showrunners create a show with heart

A new Disney Channel Original Series and Disney’s first LatinX superhero show, Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion is an action-comedy that stars Scarlett Estevez as Violet Rodriguez, an everyday Mexican American teen who is chosen by a magical luchado...

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‘Benediction’ writer/director and his specific process for making extraordinary films

What if you spent a lifetime looking for redemption and never found it? In Benediction, the latest biopic-drama from writer/director Terence Davies, that was one of the themes he wanted to explore as he told the story of revered English poet Siegfrie...

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Write On with 'Bridgerton' Creator Chris Van Dusen

Photo courtesy of Ginsberg Libby Based on the novels by Julia Quinn, Bridgerton follows eight members of a powerful family in Regency-era England as they attempt to find love. Series creator Chris Van Dusen describes the pressure he felt writing seas...

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‘Wes Schlagenhauf is Dying’ takes on Tribeca

Wes Schlagenhauf is Dying is one of those rare indies. It captures the zeitgeist of now while paying homage to its predecessors and manages to be both hysterically funny and heartfelt. The premise of the movie is simple. Two best friends are feeling ...

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The writing team for 'The Passenger' develops rich characters in their contained thriller

The Passenger, or La Pasajera, is a Spanish-language horror flick based on a screenplay written by Luis Sánchez-Polack. The film was directed by Raúl Cerezo and Fernando González Gómez.

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