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Writer-Director Julius Onah on Adapting 'Luce' for the Big Screen

A provocative character drama centered around pertinent notions of race in modern America, Julius Onah's new film Luce generates a lot of questions, but stops well short of ever telling the audience what to think.

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Write On with Graphic Novelist Debbie Lynn Smith of Kymera Press

Graphic novelist and founder of Kymera Press Debbie Lynn Smith discusses her transition from novelist to television writer to graphic novelist, how she manages the global team at Kymera, her recent deal with The Smithsonian and more. 

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Spec Spotlight: Jeff Bushell Sells 'Bad Dog' to Lionsgate

Screenwriter Jeff Bushell’s latest spec has gone to the dogs. But in his case, that’s actually a good thing. Bushell’s comedy spec script Bad Dog is about an adorable mutt who’s also Satan’s favorite hellhound, and it was recently purchased by Lionsg...

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#BeTheChange - Write On with Screenwriter Teresa Huang

Writer-Producer-Actress Teresa Huang discusses her early start in activism, the role she sees People of Color playing in the current WGA negotiations, The Breakthrough Reading Series she co-founded and much more.

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How Shabnam Rezaei Is Working Towards Diversifying Children’s Shows For the Next Gen

Shabnam “Boo” Rezaei is out to change the landscape of children’s programming. As the mother of two daughters, inclusive entertainment is of paramount importance to her; something she’s able to spearhead as the head of the mini animation studio Big B...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Michele Giannusa

Just five years ago, if you told Michele Giannusa that she’d be living in Los Angeles and pursuing a writing career, she’d say you were crazy. The 41-year-old was married, working a great job and living a comfortable life in New Jersey, near where sh...

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Write On with 'Chambers' Creator Leah Rachel

Chambers creator Leah Rachel discusses the inspirations for the show, working with Netflix, the show's inclusive approach to its characters and more. 

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The Bricks of Breaking In: 'Wreck-It Ralph's' Phil Johnston on Screenwriting as a Second Career

It can feel impossible to make the switch to screenwriting after you’ve established a career in another industry. Yet with hard work, focus and dedication, it can happen.

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Acclaimed Writer-Director Lulu Wang's 'The Farewell' Expounds on "In-Betweeness"

There's already Oscar® buzz for writer-director Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, starring Awkwafina. If they do get nominations, the pair will make history. We are now in a post-Crazy Rich Asians world. Though the film made a big splash and did well with th...

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