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Write On with 'Archive 81' Showrunner Rebecca Sonnenshine

The hit Netflix horror series is adapted from a found footage horror podcast about ritual, stories, and sound. Showrunner Rebecca talks to Write On about the adaptation process: "In terms of adapting something, you just have to crack it wide open, an...

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Write On with 'Spencer' Screenwriter Steven Knight

The acclaimed British screenwriter, showrunner and producer breaks down writing the haunting Princess Diana biopic for director Pablo Lorrain ( Jackie): "The instruction I gave to myself is that because this is a princess and it's a castle, it's a fa...

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Write On with ‘Hip Hop Family Christmas’ Co-Writer Saeed Crumpler – Part II

In this special 2-part episode of Write On we talk to  Flatbush Misdemeanors staff writer and co-writer of  Hip Hop Family Christmas Saeed Crumpler about his career transition from rapper to screenwriter: "Coming from music, I used to look at each so...

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Write On with ‘The Witcher’ Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich

The hit Netflix series starring Henry Cavill returns! Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. Showrunner Lauren tells Write On: "I think I always think about...

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Write On with ‘Hip Hop Family Christmas’ Co-Writer Saeed Crumpler – Part I

In this special 2-part episode of Write On we talk to  Flatbush Misdemeanors staff writer and co-writer of  Hip Hop Family Christmas Saeed Crumpler about going from rapper to screenwriter: "I had to make a change; I always loved film, and I just went...

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Write On with 'Desus & Mero' Writer Robert Kornhauser

The late night TV writer talks to Write On about breaking in and his early inspirations: "I was kind of the weird kid who at, like, 11 was watching David Letterman… [the realization] came to me in my very early teens like, 'Oh, this guy's not just sa...

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Write On with ‘The Executive Chair’ Author Kelly Edwards

Kelly is a development executive turned writer and author of ‘The Executive Chair: A Writer’s Guide to TV Series Development.’ She spoke to Write On about her decision to leave the executive world after 30 years and pursue her passion: "[Writing] was...

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Write On with 'RESPECT' Screenwriter Tracey Scott Wilson

Tracey talks to Write On about tackling the life story of music icon Aretha Franklin: "I began to live, breathe, eat Aretha 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I listened to nothing but her music, everything I read was about her; I just completely sub...

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Write On with 'One Shot' Co-Writer/Director James Nunn

An elite squad of Navy SEAL's, on a covert mission to transport a prisoner off a CIA black site island prison, are trapped when insurgents attack while trying to rescue the same prisoner. Co-Writer/Director James Nunn talks to Write On about what it ...

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