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Rising Through the Ranks: Myles Reid

Myles Reid is working tirelessly to rise through the ranks in Hollywood. While the 32-year-old moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to follow his dream of becoming a showrunner, he didn’t fully realize his dream was a viable option. Reid grew up in Salisbury...

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Write On: #BeTheChange with Writer-Director-Producer Micho Rutare

Writer-director-producer Micho Rutare discusses his deep note trailer for THX, how he broke into the industry, how his background has affected his career and much more.

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The Bricks of Breaking In with 'The Bold Type' Showrunner Wendy Straker Hauser

Photo Credit: Getty Images For The Bold Type showrunner Wendy Straker Hauser, writing for television wasn’t even on the map when she graduated college. “It honestly took me a long, long time to figure out that I wanted to be a TV writer. Probably ove...

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Write On with Matt Dy of Lit Entertainment Group

Literary manager Matt Dy discusses his tenure at Austin Film Festival as their contest director, why he made the move to Los Angeles to join the team at Lit Entertainment Group and more. 

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First Time Screenwriter Sarfraz Manzoor on 'Blinded by the Light'

In 1987, England was in the grip of racial and economic turmoil under Margaret Thatcher’s leadership, a neo-Nazi movement was on the rise, and in a crappy town northwest of London the music of Bruce Springsteen was blowing the teenage mind of a Pakis...

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'The Peanut Butter Falcon' Writers On How Their Movie Went From a Fun Idea to Making a Positive Impact

A decade ago, Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson were working in their respective careers and living average, ordinary lives. Both were unknown in the film industry with no concrete plan or background to break in. But then, eight years ago, the duo me...

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Beats Writer Miles Orion Feldsott on Using Your Past to Authentically Write the Present

For Miles Orion Feldsott, writing the Netflix original Beats was personal.

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Write On with 'The Nightingale' Writer-Director Jennifer Kent

Writer-director Jennifer Kent discusses why she wanted to tell this story, subverting audience expectations, her research process and more. 

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Rising Through the Ranks: Raul Martin of VIDA

Raul Martin never saw himself in the characters he watched in film and television. As a nearly seven-foot-tall LGBTQ Spanish man in his late thirties, Martin yearned to see himself—along with other minorities—represented in entertainment. Since findi...

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