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The Fast Five: Drive-Ins, Dog Sports and Free Trials

We’re all indoors with plenty of time to kill, so why not use this situation as an excuse to teach yourself some new skills, and finally finish that screenplay or film project you put down for one reason or another? And if you’re not in the mood for ...

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Week 2: Lee Jessup on What Writers CAN Do Now

This week Lee discusses the latest updates on agency layoffs, online pitching trends and answers your questions from social media. 

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Screen Narrative Evolution In the Time of COVID-19

Well, going to the movies is out for now...

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The Fast Five: The Digital Pitch Era Has Arrived

It’s an interesting time as everybody in the industry begins working from home and meetings shift to the virtual world. Television festivals scramble to adapt as well and have started launching digital marketplaces to still give exhibitors a chance t...

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How The Coronavirus Is Impacting Productions, Guilds, and All of Hollywood

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak spreads across the world, its impact is being felt in the global economy, by individuals and in business from the travel industry to Hollywood. Productions are being postponed, events are being canceled, and emp...

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Coronavirus: 7 Ways To Cope During a Crisis As a Writer

Fear and panic (not to be confused with the shape-shifting imps, Pain and Panic, from Disney’s Hercules, which also seem apt considering the circumstances) are spreading as fast as COVID-19 these days. In response to the global pandemic, we’ve either...

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The Fast Five: Censored Articles Find a Home In Videogames As The Industry Hits The $100 Million Mark

I hope everybody’s safe and healthy. Wash your hands. Cough into your sleeve. Make sure you have fourteen days’ worth of supplies, but don’t buy six months’ worth—it means twelve people won’t be able to get their two weeks’ worth and will have to go ...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: Audiences Find Faith in ‘I Still Believe’

Turns out, a lot can change in a week.

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Women Screenwriters Over 40 Find Their Champion In Meryl Streep and The Writers Lab

Are you a 40+ female with a script you’re dying to develop? Then The Writers Lab is for you. Presented by co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon, along with founder Kyle Stokes, The Lab evolved from a discussion about what’s it’s like to be a w...

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