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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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Disney Holds Strong in Theaters While Netflix Scores Golden Globe® Nominations

In a weekend perilously caught between the Thanksgiving boost and the beginning of Christmas holiday activity, Disney once again asserted their dominance of the collective narrative space with the continued success of Frozen II, which ruled for the t...

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Hundreds Celebrate Disability Inclusion In Hollywood at 40th Annual Media Access Awards

Actors, writers, directors and industry professionals were celebrated for their portrayal and inclusion of people with disabilities at the 40th annual Media Access Awards (MAA) in November.

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'Knives Out' Resurrects the Ensemble Whodunnit

Thanksgiving weekend at the box office reaffirmed some longstanding notions about Hollywood that don't bode particularly well for the future of narrative cinema. Yet, in other areas, the takeaway very much gave hope to those excited about expanding t...

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Netflix Feeds Your Binging Needs and The Sundance Institute’s Latest ‘Co//ab’ With Filmmakers

Now that everybody’s back from the Thanksgiving-holiday-slash-shopping-disaster that was the long weekend, it’s time to count down to the Christmas-holiday-slash-shopping-disaster. But for your distraction pleasure from that frenzy, we’ve got some in...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: Disney Proves Its Franchise King Yet Again With 'Frozen II'

With the perceived failures of recent franchise instalments Doctor Sleep, Terminator: Dark Fate, and Charlie's Angels over the last month, there has been a lot of discussion around the inherent risks of managing a franchise narrative, and just how ba...

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The Fast Five: Screenplay Lists Kick Off Their Holiday Season As Does Oscar® Controversy

‘Tis the season for the industry’s ‘best screenplay’ lists. While these lists are now used for companies to vote for their own projects, they can still help get new screenwriters representation and launch their careers. Many writers now write specs w...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Ford V. Ferrari' races ahead of 'Charlie's Angels'

Excepting those instances when you turn your computer off and on, the word “reboot” doesn't really exist outside Hollywood. It came to prominence over the last few decades as popular storytelling shifted away from original stories and more towards ma...

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