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Vince Befi is Rising Through the Ranks

30-year-old Vince Befi fondly remembers his childhood, watching countless films while growing up in the Florida town of Niceville.

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Write On with 'Burning Cane' Writer-Director Phillip Youmans

Burning Cane writer-director Phillip Youmans discusses the real-life inspiration for the film, how he made the film while still in high school, getting picked up for distribution by Ava DuVernay's ARRAY, and much more.

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Being Seen Is A Radical Act: Chinonye Chukwu On 'Clemency'

What do you think of when someone brings up prison wardens? Hollywood has trained us to imagine imposing, burly, middle-aged white men. Does someone like Alfre Woodard come to mind? This legend plays the lead in Clemency, the second feature film of d...

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Write On with Filmmaker and Sensitivity Reader Alex Creswick

Alex Creswick discusses what a sensitivity reader does and how it can benefit your story, her work as a development executive, the film The Blackout which she produced, and more.  Don’t forget to subscribe to the Write On Podcast on iTunes! 

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'Another Version of You' Was Made For The Lovelorn Who Soothe Their Woes With Whiskey

Director Motke Dapp’s Another Version of You is a whiskey-soaked ride through a parallel universe as protagonist Diggsy Ellston searches for a place where his dream girl, Suzette, returns his feelings. It’s a great premise inspired by a novel Dapp pe...

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Rising Through The Ranks: Andrea Porras Madero

For Andrea Porras Madero, showrunner’s assistant on the Starz drama Vida, showing hustle and building relationships are keys to finding success in Hollywood. She has firsthand experience as it’s helped her thrive and move up the ranks within the indu...

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Write On with Co-Creators and Directors of 'The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open' Elle-Maija Tailfeathers & Kathleen Hepburn

Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn, co-writers and directors of The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open, discuss the inspiration for the film, the importance of representation onscreen, and much more. 

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Scott Rosenberg, Writer of The New 'Jumanji' Franchise, Part II: Producing, Directing, And Playing With Cow Brains

“There’s nothing harder than producing hour-long television.”

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Write On with LaToya Morgan, Liz Alper, Lindsay Grossman and Jacqueline Penn

Founders of the WGA Twitter staffing boost LaToya Morgan and Liz Alper, and founders of the Pre-WGA Twitter staffing boost Lindsay Grossman, and Jacqueline Penn discuss the current state of the industry for screenwriters, their efforts to signal boos...

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