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Write On with 'Rogue' Co-Writer and Director MJ Bassett

Rogue co-writer and director MJ Bassett discusses how the film came together, her passion for telling genre stories, how she found her way into becoming a filmmaker, and much more.

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The Writer & The Rep: A Conversation with Screenwriter Steven Canals & Lit. Manager Allard Cantor

Emmy-nominated co-creator and EP of POSE Steven Canals and his Literary Manager Allard Cantor from Epicenter answer pre-submitted audience questions about Steven's writing journey, their writer/manager relationship, share writing advice for budding w...

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Write On with #StartWith8Hollywood Partners Thuc Nguyen and Cheryl Bedford

#StartWith8Hollywood partners Thuc Nguyen and Cheryl Bedford discuss the roadblocks underrepresented groups often run into, how the campaign got started, success stories they've already seen, and much more. 

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Unscripted: This Week in Screenwriting News (August 25, 2020)

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

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Netflix 'Ozark’s' Chris Mundy Talks Season 3 Character Work

If you've been watching Ozark, you’ve been watching Wendy Byrde (played by recent Emmy® nom Laura Linney) rise from housewife to co-operator of a money laundering business fronted by the casino underworld of Missouri’s lake country.

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Netflix ‘Unorthodox’ Creator Anna Winger Talks Self-Discovery

Netflix’s Unorthodox focuses on an unusual female protagonist, Esther “Esty” Shapiro, played by recent Emmy® nominee Shira Haas. Esty’s world is a place where women are still valued most for their ability to reproduce and are expected to treat their ...

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Screenwriter Alison Peck On ‘Work It’ and Finding Your Niche

Screenwriter Alison Peck’s Work It on Netflix is this generation’s Pitch Perfect meets Bring It On> but set in the dance world. Which is exactly what she was going for when writing the musical comedy.

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Brett Goldstein on Ted Lasso and Putting Humor into Drama

If there’s a word to describe Brett Goldstein in 2020, it would be ubiquitous. First up for the British actor-writer-comic: Apple TV+'s new series Ted Lasso starring Jason Sudeikis as the new (American) head coach of a British soccer team in desperat...

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Write On with Shudder's "Cursed Films" Writer-Director Jay Cheel

Shudder's Cursed Films writer-director Jay Cheel discusses what writing a documentary really means, how he chose the films for the series, how he got his start in filmmaking, and much more.  Cursed Films is the 5-part documentary series that explores...

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