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Unscripted: This Week in Screenwriting News

Screenwriting career consultant Lee Jessup discusses this week's success stories, industry news, online events, and more.

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Lack of Content Affecting What Gets 'Platformed'

Last week we discussed the decision ongoing narratives that take place in the “real world” have to make about factoring the quarantine period into their storyline, but that was based on the presumption that production will be up and running sometime ...

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Fast Five: ‘Hamilton’ Goes Streaming, Studios Stock Fall Schedules With Foreign Content, & All Eyes Are On ‘Tenet’

As our new normal slowly returns to the old normal, the networks and studios have started to announce their plans for the rest of the year. Major films are moving over to streaming services, all eyes are on one high profile release to set the tone fo...

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Week 9: Video Interview with Lee Jessup on What Writers CAN Do Now

Screenwriting career coach Lee Jessup answers your questions and talks more about what writers CAN be doing during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Screen Narratives Meet COVID-19

As parts of the country begin to open up to varying degrees, production (for the most part) remains on lockdown, and the prospect of starting it up again remains mired in many unanswered—or as yet unanswerable—questions. Questions principally regardi...

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Variety’s New “How To” Series, Tom Cruise in Space, & 'Tiger King'

As countries all over the world slowly begin to reopen, it’s important to stay safe by remembering to maintain social distancing. Or, do what Tom Cruise is doing and blast yourself into space. More on that later. First, let’s discuss a brand-new vide...

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Week 8: Lee Jessup on What Writers CAN Do Now

Screenwriting career coach Lee Jessup answers your questions and talks more about what writers CAN be doing during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: How The Oscars® Is Changing It Up

There can be no overstating the importance of the annual Academy Awards® in determining which scripted narratives become the most talked about in any given year. Ever since the COVID-19 crisis shut down cinemas, the lack of clarity around when they m...

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Fast Five: Disney+ Celebrates 'Star Wars' Day, Latinx Writers Head to Hulu, and Youtube Streams Free Global Film Fest

Happy Star Wars day everybody and may the fourth be with you! You’re in luck, because celebrations include brand-new launches on Disney+ today. But first, we need to talk about Hulu providing an amazing opportunity to people who made the Latinx TV Li...

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