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Bricks of Breaking In: TV Writer Andrea Ciannavei on Building a Creative Career

While there is no one path to break in as a film or TV writer, there are a lot of similar challenges — both internal and external — that aspiring writers have to confront. Below, Mayans M.C. writer Andrea Ciannavei shares how she faced the odds to gr...

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Rising Through The Ranks: Anil Foreman

For the better part of three decades, writing was an afterthought for 35-year-old Anil Foreman.

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Set Free: Bromont Program Helps the Formerly Incarcerated Tell Their Stories

Mylrell Miner was 15 years old when he was first incarcerated, altogether spending 10 years of his life in prison.

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Director Dan Pritzker On His Jazz Film 'Bolden'

Charles “Buddy” Bolden might be the most mythical American musician you've never heard of.

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Write On with 2018 Big Break Feature Winner Jeff Cassidy

2018 Big Break feature category winner Jeff Cassidy discusses getting his start as a focus puller in order to learn more about directing, how he eventually transitioned to writing and directing, and why he chose to enter his category-winning script D...

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Be The Change: Director-Writer-Producer Lexi Alexander

It's no secret that Hollywood has long had diversity issues both in front of and behind the camera. Plenty of classic cinema’s legacy has been marred by racism and/or sexist stereotypes—issues that still plague the industry today. 

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Rising Through the Ranks: 'Better Call Saul' Showrunner's Assistant Valerie Chu

Imagine working for the showrunner of one of the most esteemed shows in Hollywood.

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Write On with Oscar-Winning 'BlacKkKlansman' Writer David Rabinowitz

David Rabinowitz discusses how he and his writing partner Charlie Wachtel got the rights to adapt BlacKkKlansman, getting Jordan Peele and Spike Lee on board, and their Oscar win!

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Director Ryan White on 'Ask Dr. Ruth'

Photo courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Two years ago, Dr. Ruth Westheimer — also known as Dr. Ruth, America’s most famous sex therapist — wasn’t on director Ryan White’s radar. He knew who she was — who in America doesn’...

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