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The Fast Five: ‘Bond’s New Crooner is Unveiled, as Apple Deals With a Lawsuit Over ‘Servant’

Lawsuits in this industry are always fascinating. Creators may suspect their ideas have been stolen when watching a similar show or movie to their own, but very rarely do they go to the lengths of suing over the perceived theft. And when they do, the...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: Oscar® Contender '1917' Leads the Weekend Box Office

One major Oscar® contender emphatically proved itself at the box office this past weekend, slipping into the race for wide audiences right before nominations were announced.

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The 'Holiday' Movie Takeaway: Audiences Are Shelling Out for Unique Narrative Over Brand Recognition

The holiday rush to post-New Year’s period at the box office saw some longstanding notions about the power of macro narratives hold firm, but perhaps more importantly, showed how micro narratives can take hold of the public imaginations—and that bran...

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The Fast Five: Wrapping the 'Tumultuous Tens' In Film and TV News

The last thing anybody wants to do on their holidays is pay attention to the news. Let’s be honest, nothing overly good was in the news in 2019, and thankfully it’s behind us. Now we’re in the Roarin’ Twenties, a decade with a much cooler nickname th...

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15th Annual Final Draft® Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2nd - Final Draft, a Cast & Crew Company, now in its 29th year as the industry standard for screenwriting software, today announced the honorees for the 15th Annual Final Draft Awards. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Quentin Tar...

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'Jumanji: The Next Level' Finally knocks 'Frozen II' from the Top Spot

It's one week before the final chapter of the most popular and scrutinized narrative of our time opens, and this past weekend saw several attempts to grab the collective audience's attention before Star Wars, and then Christmas, take over. Some were ...

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The CW Stretches Narrative Structure To New Heights While Keanu Fans Rejoice At the Cineplex

 

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Write On with LaToya Morgan, Liz Alper, Lindsay Grossman and Jacqueline Penn

Founders of the WGA Twitter staffing boost LaToya Morgan and Liz Alper, and founders of the Pre-WGA Twitter staffing boost Lindsay Grossman, and Jacqueline Penn discuss the current state of the industry for screenwriters, their efforts to signal boos...

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Times Are Changing for Broadcast Television as Golden Globe® Nominations Hit the Airwaves

If seeing your social media and RSS feeds overrun with Top 10 lists wasn’t indication enough, the Golden Globes® are here to signal that it’s officially awards season. The next two months will be filled with speculation about who will take home the b...

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