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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Hellboy'

A superhero took the top box office spot over the weekend, but not the one everybody may have been anticipating. 

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Captain Marvel

In its second weekend in theaters, Captain Marvel earned an emphatic $69 million, more than drowning out the internet trolls that sought to undermine the film's opening.

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Tristan Barr Continuance Pictures’ Short Film Initiative

“Continuance Pictures was born out of the idea for a quality, low-budget production model similar to that of Blumhouse and A24,” says Tristan Barr, head producer and co-founder of Continuance Pictures. Along with his business partner, David Gim, Barr...

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Beyond Words 2019: Award-Nominated Screenwriters Talk Breaking In and Breaking Story

Photo credit: Michael L. Jones This year’s Beyond Words panel hosted by the Writers Guild Foundation, the Writers Guild of America West and Variety, was moderated by Stacey Wilson Hunt and featured an exceptional array of the WGA-nominated screenwrit...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: March 4, 2019

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World maintained the top spot at the box office over the weekend with a $30 million gross, once again showing how much goodwill audiences have for how franchise writer/director Dean DeBlois has kept this story mov...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: February 19th, 2019

Blockbuster cinema titan James Cameron (The Terminator, Aliens, Titanic, Avatar) has been planning an adaptation of the Japanese manga known in English as Battle Angel Alita for more than a decade.

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Write On with Writer-Director Isabella Eklöf

With the support of the Danish Film Institute, Swedish writer-director Isabella Eklöf premiered her feature debut ‘Holiday’ at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Eklöf discusses her creative and development process and her overall career in filmmaking....

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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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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: February 11, 2019

Following several stagnant weeks at the box office, the industry was looking to kick back into gear over the weekend. Yet even with new titles on offer — one of them the sequel to a box office blockbuster — the takings were less than encouraging.

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