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Shake Up Your Research Routine

It’s no secret that research can give your script a leg up. Maybe two legs. Potentially an arm too. Research into your subject matter can flesh out your story making it feel even more realistic and grounded. Your script’s world will seem fuller, your...

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Brothers Adam and Aaron Nee on adapting Mark Twain for their comedy "Band of Robbers"

The books of Mark Twain, particularly Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, are woven into the fabric of filmmakers Aaron and Adam Nee’s childhood, so it’s no surprise the brothers took inspiration from Twain in their latest co...

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"Chi-Raq"’s Co-Writer Kevin Willmott on Reimagining the Ancient Greek Play Lysistrata

Chi-Raq, written by Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee, may be one of the most powerful films of the decade. Though a story about a group of women going on a sex strike until their gang-banger men stop killing each other feels fresh and topical, this satir...

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Emma Donoghue on Adapting Her Novel "Room" Into a Feature Film

If you haven’t read the international best-selling novel, Room, by Emma Donoghue, it tells the story of Jack, a five-year-old boy who lives in captivity with his mother in an underground shed until they manage to escape. In the film, Jack and Ma are ...

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Jesse Andrews on "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"

Novelist and first-time screenwriter Jesse Andrews’ film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award this year at Sundance. Final Draft had a chance to sit down with him get the details from his exciting journe...

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