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Jeremiah Zagar on his Sundance-Winning Film 'We the Animals'

Though Jeremiah Zagar’s adaptation of Justin Torres’ We the Animals made its debut only months ago at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, critics are already praising it.

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How screenwriter Noga Landau took her contained sci-fi, "Tau" from film school to Netflix

Have you heard the film school fairy tale of a woman who wrote a script for a screenwriting class; attracted top agents overnight, secured Gary Oldman as the voice of her robot, and distributed the film worldwide as a Netflix original? 

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Sundance Screenwriters Intensive Alumni: A-Ian Holt and Tani Ikeda

This spring, writing team A-Ian Holt and Tani Ikeda were among 12 screenwriters chosen as fellows for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive.

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How “Hot Summer Nights” Screenwriter Elijah Bynum Got To Direct His First Feature Film

To an outsider, the road to transforming Hot Summer Nights the script into Hot Summer Nights the film might look like the Hollywood dream.

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Steven E. de Souza: Die Hard IS a Christmas Movie

Die Hard is a Christmas movie, full stop. Steven E. de Souza, who penned the film’s script more than 30 years ago, is adamant about that. But days ago at his Comedy Central Roast, the film’s star, Bruce Willis, told a wide-eyed audience “Die Hard is ...

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San Diego Comic-Con: Inside the Writers' Room with Mark A. Altman

If you notice fewer geeks, fangirls and nerds in your neighborhood this week, it could be because they’ve fled to Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 (SDCC). The convention is where comic book, movie and science fiction aficionados gather for fiv...

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Sundance Lab Spotlight: Brett Weiner and Emma Fletcher

Each year, Sundance Institute labs bring together aspiring writers and directors who want to take their projects to the next level. Notable projects that evolved in these labs include Damien Chazelle's Whiplash; Cary Fukunaga’s Sin Nombre and Ryan Co...

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Big Break Welcomes New Judge, Literary Manager Jonathan Hersh

For writers who truly want to know how to make good in Hollywood, there is Jonathan Hersh.

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Sundance Lab Spotlight: A-Ian Holt and Tani Ikeda

This spring, writing team A-Ian Holt and Tani Ikeda were among 12 screenwriters chosen as fellows for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive. The two-day program, which launched in 2013, gives emerging screenwriters the opportunity to hone th...

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