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Unscripted 7.16.2020: 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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The Fast Five: Comic-Con Opens its Panels to Film Buffs Everywhere While Streaming Services Bank on Movie Tentpoles to Generate Must-See TV

What did you do with your quarantine time? Did you finally finish that project you were working on? Did you get a burst of inspiration that led to writing a hot new spec script? If your answer is, “None of the above,” then you should probably skip th...

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Stars Come Together For The ‘Saturday Night Seder’ In Benefit of The Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund

Even by COVID-19 quarantine standards, Saturday Night Seder was a unique first. Independently produced as a streaming Passover Seder, the musical brought together a wide array of talent such as Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Whoopi Goldberg, and Dan Levy (...

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: ‘Avatar 2’, ‘The Batman’ and ‘Mission: Impossible’ Set To Resume Production in Lands Far, Far Away

It's almost impossible to know just how deep into the COVID-19 crisis we are, with certain parts of the country beginning to re-open amidst skyrocketing numbers, and other parts walking back plans for societal re-engagement after re-opening led to sp...

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Fast Five: Animation Booms, Latinx Writers Get Blind Script Deals at Hulu, and Walmart Is The New Drive-In

Everything old is new again! 90s animation, Alfred Hitchcock, and drive-in movie theaters are all making their glorious returns thanks to the new normal we’re living in. It may be some time before we can watch a new release in the theaters, but prett...

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Carole Kirschner on Making An Impact During Your Fellowship Interviews

Carole Kirschner conducts a mock fellowship interview for our audience, answers their questions, and more!

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Will the BLM Movement Have a Lasting Impact on Film and TV?

As 2020 continues to shake up modern life in a manner not seen in some time, the business of storytelling is reshaping itself to adjust to the upheaval.

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Fast Five: Learn Tips from TV Writers, Sherlock's Sister Sued, and Cobra Kai goes to Netflix

The industry is in one of its weirdest points in history; one we will eventually look back on and study. But for now it has to keep chugging along and it does so with repertory theater screenings, fall schedules made up of foreign television shows, E...

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North Fork TV Festival Partners with Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for 2nd Annual Science + Tech Script Development Competition

After a successful first year, the fifth annual North Fork TV Festival is partnering with Alfred P. Sloan Foundation again for the second annual science + tech script development competition, which aims to encourage screenwriters to create more reali...

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