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Write On with Big Break Grand Prize Feature Winner Steve Anthopoulos

2019 Big Break Grand Prize Feature Winner Steve Anthopoulos discusses his big moment on stage at our awards show, his experience on the grand prize tour, his first success story and more! The 2020 Big Break Contest is now open for submissions! Is thi...

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Write On with Screenwriting Career Coach Lee Jessup

Screenwriting career coach and guru Lee Jessup gives us a crash course on the spec market in the feature and television space, how to achieve authenticity as a writer, and much more. Lee Jessup is also a veteran sponsor of The Big Break Screenwriting...

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Write On with 'The Goldbergs' Staff Writer Aadip Desai

The Goldbergs staff writer Aadip Desai discusses his path to getting hired on the show, what being a staff writer actually means, and the importance of self-care for writers.

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Write On with 2018 Big Break Feature Winner Jeff Cassidy

2018 Big Break feature category winner Jeff Cassidy discusses getting his start as a focus puller in order to learn more about directing, how he eventually transitioned to writing and directing, and why he chose to enter his category-winning script D...

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Write On with Screenwriting Career Coach Lee Jessup

For the last 20 years, Lee Jessup has been coaching screenwriters on all elements of a successful career. Brand assessment and strategy, effective networking, crafting a memorable origin story that makes writers shine in a general meeting - Lee discu...

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Write On with Big Break Grand Prize Winners Jeff Cassidy and Myles Reid

Since winning the 2018 Big Break Screenwriting Contest, writers Jeff Cassidy and Myles Reid have been busy taking industry meetings with managers, agents, and producers. In this episode of Write On, Cassidy and Reid discuss their Big Break experience...

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Write On with Greta Heinemann

2017 Big Break Feature Grand Prize winner Greta Heinemann discusses everything from moving to LA from Germany at age 14 to pursue her writing career, working in television, pitching her features and her latest endeavor the Writers Wright journal.

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Write On with Jen Grisanti: Refocusing Your Energy for Next Season's Screenwriting Contests and Fellowships

Screenwriting consultant and former studio executive Jen Grisanti discusses crafting stories that resonate, finding your voice as a writer and building a network of professional relationships.

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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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