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How writer-director Lisa Azuelos shows love for the City of Angels

Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios There isn’t a lot of “fictive universe” in Lisa Azuelos’ latest film I Love America, Azuelos admitted when discussing her eighth film. The longtime French writer and director said she doesn’t know how to make a story ...

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Write On with 'Girls5eva' Creator Meredith Scardino

Photo courtesy of Ginsberg Libby Featuring an all-star cast including Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, and Renée Elise Goldsberry, Girls5eva follows a one-hit-wonder 90s girl group as they try to reignite their pop star fame while simultaneously having...

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How 'I Love That For You' co-creator Jeremy Beiler weaves multiple storylines

Photo courtesy of Showtime In Showtime’s new comedy series I Love That for You, we follow Joanna Gold (played by co-creator/co-showrunner Vanessa Bayer), a childhood leukemia survivor, who finally achieves her lifelong dream of becoming the host of a...

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Cheer: The delicate task of storytelling without traditional scripts

After standing with arms akimbo, Maddy Brum brings one fist up in triumph. It’s beautiful. Anyone watching Netflix’s Cheer can identify her with aspirations and her desire to win. In between all the acrobatic and physical skills, there is a soul capt...

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Rising through the Ranks: Writer Eleni Rivera-Colon on digging deep to reach the top

Photo courtesy of Eleni Rivera-Colon Eleni Rivera-Colon’s social profile reads: “Small, nerdy, Puerto Rican sci-fi writer/director.” While that may sum her up on the page, in real life she’s got an energetic vibe that’s easy and engaging… with an edg...

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Sins of the father run deep in Cannes critical darling 'A Chiara'

Fifteen-year-old Chiara watches with envy as her father Claudio dances with her older sister. Grecia is celebrating her eighteenth birthday in their family home, nestled right in the middle of the pristine village of Calabria. The guests enjoy wine a...

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All My Puny Sorrows' writer-director-producer discusses mental health

All My Puny Sorrows, a heart-wrenching drama written, produced, and directed by Michael McGowan, based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Miriam Toews, examines both the lightness and darkness that comes with depression.  

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Conversations with Friends' writer-director distills the novel for TV

When it comes to adapting a novel to the screen, Conversations with Friends director and writer Lenny Abrahamson says, “I have to be fascinated by the characters. You can have an amazing and exciting story that’s a real pleasure to read but unless I ...

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Write On with 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' writer-EP Joby Harold

Disney+ is taking us back to a galaxy far, far away with its upcoming limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Ewan McGregor reprising the titular role alongside Hayden Christiansen's Darth Vader. Star Wars superfan Joby Harold explains what drew him to w...

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