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Rising Through the Ranks: Kristina Felske and Ellie Race-Moore

Bad breakups, wine and comedic relief brought 30-year-old Kristina Felske and 31-year-old Ellie Race-Moore together. This dynamic writing team has been working together for almost two years now and prove why two heads are better than one.

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Write On with 'Perpetual Grace, LTD' Co-Creator Steven Conrad

Perpetual Grace, LTD co-creator Steven Conrad discusses managing the different tones of the story, how he incorporates music into his writing and much more. Epix's  Perpetual Grace, LTD is a modern noir drama which follows James, a mysterious young g...

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Writer-Director Scott Z. Burns on 'The Report'

The Report is a new film written and directed by Scott Z. Burns, who is probably best known for his many collaborations with Steven Soderbergh. Burns has written screenplays for such Soderbergh movies as The Informant!, Contagion, Side Effects, and h...

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The Bricks of Breaking In: Make Your Own Table Read With This Writing Tool

As writers, we often work in isolation; churning out pages then reworking and revising again and again. You’d love to hear your work read out loud, listen as your characters come to life to see if you’ve captured their voices and have consistency to ...

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Write On: 2019 Austin Film Festival Wrap Up

Recorded at the 2019 Austin Film Festival, we chat with Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont about Liza On Demand, now entering its second season on Youtube, and Ben Cory Jones about Boomerang, the new show he co-created with Lena Waithe.  You can learn mor...

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Write On with Motherless Brooklyn Writer-Director Edward Norton

Edward Norton, writer-director, producer and star of the new film Motherless Brooklyn discusses the long journey to get the film made, what makes a great adaptation and more. Set against the backdrop of 1950’s New York, Warner Brothers' Motherless Br...

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Writer-Directors Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing on Resurrecting Their Curse in 'The Gallows Act II'

New horror flick The Gallows Act II from writer-directors Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing is a follow-up to the team’s 2015 The Gallows, which follows students who accidentally resurrect the past in a school play to horrific consequences.

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Writer-Director Abe Forsythe Serves Up Big Fun in 'Little Monsters'

Is it weird to say a zombie movie is cute? Well, Little Monsters is cute. And gory, funny, full of F-bombs and laced with a little romance—just about everything you want in a zom-com. 

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Teaching From the Trenches: Screenwriter Ian Shorr Hits Pause to Pay It Forward

Many screenwriters teach a screenwriting class after their cache has dried up in Hollywood; long after they have any relevance or connection to the industry, they finally decide to share their experiences.

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