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'Kajillionaire' Is A Cautionary Tale of the Great American Grift

Miranda July’s long-anticipated new film Kajillionaire opens on a shot of her main characters (a family of Los Angeles grifters) standing in front of a downtown Los Angeles Post Office. At the time July conceived the movie, the USPS was not in danger...

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Breaking In: The Writer's Journey

What's next after finishing that script, placing in a screenwriting contest, or even getting optioned?

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Write On with 'Antebellum' Co-Writer and Directors Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz

Antebellum co-writer and directors Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz discuss how the story came to Gerard in a dream, writing their first feature script, their work in activism and advertising, and more. 

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Unscripted: This Week in Screenwriting News (September 18, 2020)

Screenwriting career consultant Lee Jessup discusses this week's success stories, industry news, online events, and more.

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'No Escape' Screenwriter-Director Will Wernick on Notes and the All-Important Ending

The best part about writing this column is meeting and interviewing some amazingly talented and genuinely nice artists; and writer-director-producer Will Wernick is no exception. Even over the phone, Wernick, 38, exudes such a calming cadence and fri...

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Write On with 'The Broken Hearts Gallery' Writer-Director Natalie Krinsky

The Broken Hearts Gallery writer-director Natalie Krinsky discusses her script's long journey to the screen, how her own life experiences inform the story, her work on TV shows like Grey's Anatomy, and Gossip Girl, and much more. 

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Write On with Final Draft SVP Joe Jarvis & Chief Architect Steve Brost

Final Draft's Senior Vice President Joe Jarvis and Chief Engineer Steve Brost discuss how they work with professional writers when developing the software, the partnerships and integrations we've done with major studios like Netflix, and more. 

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Write On with 'The Pale Door' Co-Writer and Director Aaron B. Koontz

The Pale Door co-writer and director Aaron B. Koontz discusses his approach to juggling different genres, how he generates ideas for his stories, being vulnerable in your storytelling, and much more.

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Rising Through The Ranks: Lucy Luna

Every day is the same for Lucy Luna, a writer on CBS’s new show All Rise: Wake up in her Los Angeles apartment at seven am, work out, shower, and have breakfast by 10 am, at which time she makes the long commute to her desk to open her laptop and pre...

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