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Big Break Welcomes New Judge, Literary Manager Jonathan Hersh

For writers who truly want to know how to make good in Hollywood, there is Jonathan Hersh.

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Pursuing Literary Happiness with Literary Manager and Big Break Judge, Chris Coggins

From Vice President of Production and Development to Literary Manager, Chris Coggins shared her insights on the many facets of film production. After unearthing a script sample at ICM, she notably co-produced Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep and T...

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Big Break Behind the Scenes: Judge, Manager and Producer Lee Stobby

In under 10 years in Hollywood, Lee Stobby already has his own management and production company—Lee Stobby Entertainment—his name on a slate of films, and clients working everywhere.

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Big Break Behind the Scenes: Judge and Super Vision Manager Tony Zequeira

Reared on Spielberg, Zemeckis and Scorsese, Tony Zequeira got into film to work with people making the kinds of stories that captured him when he was young. Now he does exactly that at Super Vision, his own management and production company.

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New York Film Academy 12 Week Final Draft Fellowship: The Movie

Logline: A true story about an older-than-30 web developer who wins the Thriller/Horror category of the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition and embarks on a prize fellowship that will test his ability to maintain his job, his marriage, an...

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How I Won My Final Draft Category

I entered a half-dozen or so screenwriting competitions between my arrival in Los Angeles in 2011 and the time I won the family category in the 2016 Final Draft Big Break contest with my original feature, The Snow Fight.

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Big Break Feature Winner: Alexis Perkins, Writer of "Derby City"

Road-trip comedy script Derby City has a strong punchline: A fugitive con artist convinces an unsuccessful Mormon missionary to split a truck rental and flee cross-country by promising to convert to Mormonism.

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Big Break TV Winner Rowan Wheeler talks SOCIO-PAM

Mention television shows about sociopaths, and we automatically call up Dexter, Hannibal – twisted, dramatic, even horrifying. But can a person lacking empathy and a conscience be the protagonist of a humorous show?

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Big Break Top 3 Finalist Joe Taylor: How Performing Standup Comedy Helps My Writing

About ten years ago I wrote my first screenplay with my roommates. It wasn’t great, but I was hooked and wanted to get better. I took classes, read books and did everything I could think of to learn the craft of screenwriting. I also started writing ...

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