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Writer-Director Matt Kane on 'Auggie' and Exploring the Male Ego
A common complaint these days is the fact that cell phone technology, specifically its convenience and efficiency, eliminates the conflict that cinematic narratives rely on. Conversely, Matt Kane’s upcoming debut feature film Auggie shows how emergin...
Writer-Director Michael J. Gallagher's 'Funny Story' is More Than Just Jokes
Funny Story is a dramedy co-written and directed by Michael J. Gallagher. It’s about Walter (Matthew Glave), an aging television star who agrees to drive Kim (Emily Bett Rickards) as he takes a road trip to Big Sur to see his estranged daughter, Nic ...
Rising Through the Ranks: Samantha Levenshus
Starting over can be frightening, especially after dedicating years to an established career.
'Narcos: Mexico' Showrunner Eric Newman on Evolving the Series
With Pablo Escobar and Javier Peña gone, Netflix’s Narcos had a reset when it launched as Narcos: Mexico last fall. The latest installment of the drug drama focuses on the story of DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña), who moves his family to Mexic...
Writer-Director Pellan Kågerman on 'Aniara'
Aniara is a Swedish sci-fi feature film written and directed by Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja, based on the 1956 poem by Harry Martinson. Aniara takes place in a future in which Earth’s environment has been ruined to the degree that humanity is force...
Spec Spotlight: 'Fantasy Camp' Writer Sid Karger
What do you do if you grow up in the John Hughes suburbia of Chicago and you want to make movies? If you’re Sid Karger, you follow his footsteps… into advertising. “I didn’t know anyone in film, so I didn’t know how to get into it,” Karger said, addi...
#BeTheChange - Write On with Champion for Change Thuc Nguyen
Screenwriter and founder of The Bitch List Thuc Nguyen discusses how she started the list, unconscious biases and micro-aggressions, buzz words that are past their due date and her projects with women of color protagonists currently in development. T...
'Framing John DeLorean': How Theme Can Drive a Documentary to Success
When most film buffs think of John DeLorean, they think of Back to the Future.
The Bricks of Breaking In: Lit Manager Sonia Gambaro on Seeking Representation
Photo credit: Neide B Photography “How do I find representation?” It’s a big question for aspiring writers. It’s also one that is asked, in most cases, prematurely; writers are often so eager to get their careers going that they reach out to reps bef...
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