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Q & A with 'Little Fires Everywhere' Co-EP and Writer Raamla Mohamed

Little Fires Everywhere Co-executive producer and screenwriter Raamla Mohamed shares her experience on the show, answers fan questions, and more!

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‘BINGE - How to Lose Weight in an Apocalypse' Creatively Tackles Quarantine

Binge is an indie pilot that originally debuted to a rabid fan base in 2016. The original show went viral on YouTube and quickly amassed over 1.5 million views, which is particularly impressive for a full-length piece on a platform that loves short-f...

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Unscripted 5.27.20: This Week in Screenwriting News

Screenwriting career consultant Lee Jessup discusses the online-pitch video that is catching heat, the basics of branding, what you can online, and more.

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'The Lovebirds' is a Great Screenwriting Lesson in Genre Melding

New screenwriters are often told “know your genre” or “brand yourself by sticking to a genre.” Netflix’s current No. 1 film The Lovebirds is a great study in throwing the rules out the window; it effortlessly blends romantic comedy, broad comedy, mur...

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Write On with 'Dirty John' Creator and Showrunner Alexandra Cunningham

Dirty John creator and showrunner Alexandra Cunningham discusses the research that went into writing the show, her journey from playwright to screenwriter, and more.  Netflix's Dirty John is an anthology series in which each season is based on a true...

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'Queen Sugar' Writer Felicia Pride on Her Lifelong Pursuit to be Undeniable on the Page

Felicia Pride celebrated her 39th birthday in her very first Hollywood writers room; ironically, about 20 years after her first-ever published piece.

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Rising Through the Ranks: Jonathan Barger

Jonathan Barger has only been in Los Angeles for six years. Still, since the move he’s optioned an original script, been hired by a production company to do a rewrite, and had a management company attach itself to a feature he co-wrote. It may seem l...

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Like a Good Jazz Song, 'The Eddy' is Loose, Unrefined and Will Hit You Right in the Heart

The Eddy opens as any good jazz song should, and with some signature Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land) style—multilayered. A tense jazz song is simultaneously presented to us the audience, as well as to an agent on screen looking to sign talent....

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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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