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Jeremiah Zagar on his Sundance-Winning Film 'We the Animals'

Though Jeremiah Zagar’s adaptation of Justin Torres’ We the Animals made its debut only months ago at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, critics are already praising it.

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How screenwriter Noga Landau took her contained sci-fi, "Tau" from film school to Netflix

Have you heard the film school fairy tale of a woman who wrote a script for a screenwriting class; attracted top agents overnight, secured Gary Oldman as the voice of her robot, and distributed the film worldwide as a Netflix original? 

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San Diego Comic-Con: Inside the Writers' Room with Mark A. Altman

If you notice fewer geeks, fangirls and nerds in your neighborhood this week, it could be because they’ve fled to Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 (SDCC). The convention is where comic book, movie and science fiction aficionados gather for fiv...

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The Six Degrees of Collaboration

Film is commonly called a collaborative medium and with good reason.

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3 Screenwriting Lessons from the Writers of Philadelphia and Brokeback Mountain

Final Draft is proud to support the WGA West’s Groundbreakers Screening Series, highlighting screenwriters whose groundbreaking works made an impact and opened our eyes to personal and universal challenges. This month’s screening was a double feature...

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Screenwriting Role Models: Dan O'Bannon

Many talented people helped to make Alien a landmark film, but screenwriter Dan O’Bannon created the blueprint.

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InkTip Film THE EYES Now In Theaters: Q & A with screenwriter Robert T. Roe

Robert T. Roe is a Portland-based screenwriter who wrote the limited location thriller, The Eyes. Robert's script was discovered on InkTip by producer Robbie Bryan with Good To Be Seen Films.

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Former Big Break Finalists Talk Landing Jobs as Showrunner's Assistants on "Supernatural" and "The 100"

What is it like to be a Showrunners' Assistant on a hit show? 2016 Big Break finalists Meghan Fitzmartin and Paula Sabbaga take us behind the scenes of Supernatural and The 100, discuss their journeys from Big Break to The CW and remind us the import...

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Reader Profile: Spotting a Unicorn: How to Stand Out From the Pack

FINAL DRAFT: How did you start out reading? READER: I was just out of college and running around Los Angeles making pennies as a Production Assistant on various film shoots, and needed a way to pull in a little more income. A friend at a production c...

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