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The Screenwriter's Coach: Clarity is the Secret to Success
Admit it, you already hate me after reading that headline. How dare I limit you to being and talking about only one thing?! If five-years-ago-me had read that headline, I would have punched it. I thought that the more willing I was to write and be a...
The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum'
Well, it was another huge weekend for storytelling — three days during which our collective obsession with narrative was once again thrust to the center of the cultural conversation.
Bricks of Breaking In: TV Writer Andrea Ciannavei on Building a Creative Career
While there is no one path to break in as a film or TV writer, there are a lot of similar challenges — both internal and external — that aspiring writers have to confront. Below, Mayans M.C. writer Andrea Ciannavei shares how she faced the odds to gr...
The Weekend Movie Takeaway: Pokemon Detective Pikachu
When Avengers: Endgame trampled the competition in its second weekend, preventing three new releases from making any kind of impact, some parties were no doubt concerned its dominance would stretch into the film's third weekend.
The Screenwriters Coach: Making Your Script a Thing That Exists in the World
Who would you rather hire to write the biopic of your life—a screenwriter with a great sample, or a screenwriter with a great sample who believed in it so much, they went out and made it? Or a trailer for it! Or a short of it! Or a dedicated Instagra...
The Weekend Movie Takeaway: The Long Shot
The ground-trembling success of Avengers: Endgame in its opening week was a significant reminder that sometimes the whole world stops to pay attention to a particular story. It showed how central narrative still is to our communal society. It proved ...
Weekend Writing Inspiration: 6 Tips On Navigating Script Feedback
One of the most useful methods for elevating the quality of your screenplay is to send it out for feedback. However, too much feedback all at once or at the wrong time can throw a writer off their game.
Rising Through the Ranks: Sydney Mitchel
Behind the scenes of the popular CBS procedural NCIS: New Orleans, you’ll always find 30-year-old Sydney Mitchel working to keep her boss on track. As the assistant to showrunner Chris Silber, Mitchel has been her boss's gatekeeper and confidant sinc...
The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Avengers: Endgame'
Well, it was a big weekend for narrative.
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