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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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Rising through the Ranks: Comedy screenwriter Bri Morris

Screenwriter Bri Morris got her start in comedy doing improv in Chicago at the famous Second City and The iO Theater. Even before that, she was the kid who wanted to write jokes for her elementary school broadcast program.

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Write On with 'Bel-Air' Creator Morgan Cooper

Photo courtesy of Ginsberg Libby Set in modern-day America, Bel-Air is a re-imagination of the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, following a young Will Smith (Jabari Banks) as he makes his journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to th...

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Jane Becker on the sincerity of writing ‘Ted Lasso’

Photo courtesy of Apple TV+ Apple TV+’s hit comedy series Ted Lasso follows an American football coach (Jason Sudeikis) who is hired to manage a British soccer team, making up for what he lacks in experience with optimism, folksy charm, and biscuits....

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Rising through the Ranks: Ariel Relaford is climbing ladders and reaching back

Photo courtesy of Ariel Relaford Producer and co-host of The SCREAMwriters Podcast, MMA practitioner, and horror-sci-fi-comedy writer Ariel Relaford discovered “screenwriter Twitter” during the pandemic—and it’s a good thing too because what started ...

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