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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Drive-In Box Office Numbers are In!

As we enter an ambiguously defined period of the COVID-19 crisis—where all the talk surrounding the States “opening up” doesn’t necessarily mean we’re observing “life as we knew it” again—the situation continues to impact screen narrative in a variet...

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The Fast Five: Film Festivals Hit the Drive-In, ‘Batwoman’ Gets Re-Cast and Warner Bros. Gives Drama Students a Foot in the Door.

Several production companies have spent the last week finding ways to give aspiring actors, writers and directors opportunities, and the results are an interesting mixture of digital showcases, short-film competitions, and the chance for one writer t...

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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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