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Write On with 'The Girl From Plainville' Creator/Showrunner Liz Hannah

Inspired by the true story of Michelle Carter's unprecedented "texting-suicide" case,  The Girl From Plainville starring Elle Fanning is a Hulu miniseries that explores Carter's relationship with Conrad Roy III and the events that led to his death. S...

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Write On with 'The Thing About Pam' Creator/Showrunner Jenny Klein

Based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that resulted in her husband, Russ' conviction, though he insisted he did not kill her. This brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp, played by Ren...

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Write On with 'King Richard' Screenwriter Zach Baylin

King Richard tells the story of how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams, played by Will Smith. Academy Award® nominated screenwriter Zach Baylin talked to Write On abou...

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Write On with 'Mass' Writer-Director Fran Kranz

Winner of the Robert Altman Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards,  Mass  is the story of the aftermath of a violent tragedy that affects the lives of two couples in different ways. Writer-Director Fran Kranz talks to Write On about his inspira...

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Write On with ‘Flee’ Co-Writer/Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Nominated for three Academy Awards®,  Flee tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time. Filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen talks to Write On about the process...

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Write On with ‘Promised Land’ Creator Matt Lopez

Promised Land is an epic, generation-spanning ABC drama about two Latinx families vying for wealth and power in California's Sonoma Valley. Showrunner and creator Matt Lopez tells Write On: “The show… tackles immigration, assimilation, what it means ...

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Write On with 'The 355' Co-Writer Theresa Rebeck

When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, a wild card CIA agent joins forces with three international agents on a lethal mission to retrieve it, while staying a step ahead of a mysterious woman who's tracking their every move in this actio...

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Write On with 'Cyrano' Screenwriter Erica Schmidt

Cyrano is a musical drama starring Peter Dinklage based on screenwriter Erica Schmidt’s stage play of the same name. Erica talks to Write On about transitioning from writing for the theater to screenwriting: "It was challenging because I didn't know ...

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Write On with 'A Journal for Jordan' Screenwriter Virgil Williams

Directed by Denzel Washington and starring Michael B. Jordan,  A Journal for Jordan is based on the true story of First Sergeant Charles Monroe King, a soldier deployed to Iraq who begins to keep a journal of love and advice for his infant son. Scree...

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