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Write On with the WGA East’s New York Screenwriters Workshop

The New York Screenwriters Workshop sponsored by Final Draft is a weekly intensive for early-career, New York City-based screenwriters who are under-represented in the film industry. Write On host Phil Galasso talks with one of the workshop’s fellows...

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Write On with 'Coming 2 America' Director Craig Brewer

Craig Brewer, Writer-Director of  Hustle & Flow,  Black Snake Moan and TV’s  Empire, talks to guest host Sade’ Sellers about directing the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s hit comedy  Coming to America. “I felt that there was a noble theme inside the sequel…...

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'Safer at Home' Writer-Director Will Wernick Talks Pandemic Thrillers

For months, the pandemic upended moviemaking. Productions were put on hold mid-shoot. Some were indefinitely rescheduled, while others were altogether cancelled. The state of the industry was a giant question mark — the severity of COVID-19 and the u...

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Write On with 'Soul' Co-Writer Mike Jones

Mike Jones speaks to Write On host Phil Galasso about the unique process of writing for Pixar, and how he, Pete Doctor and Kemp Powers collaborated on   Soul. “It was a great, kind of fantastic partnership because it's hard to force partnerships, and...

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Live Q&A with Continuance Pictures on Adapting Novels for the Big Screen

Continuance Pictures co-founders David Gim and Tristan Barr, joined by special guest filmmaker Alexei Slater, discussed the recent launch of Continuance Publishing, their business model for adapting novels for the big screen, and how they are “revers...

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‘The Dissident’ Asks Audiences Not to Forget Jamal Khashoggi

Many are familiar with Jamal Khashoggi based on his headline-making murder, when Khashoggi went to procure a marriage license from his embassy for Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey. Once he stepped foot inside, he never re-appeared again. While The Di...

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Write On with 'Minari' Writer-Director Lee Isaac Chung

Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film,  Minari is the story of a Korean family who start a farm in Arkansas in the 1980s. For Writer-Director Lee Isaac Chung, the film is deeply personal. “It’s really a family story… a journey tha...

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Interview with 'Dreamcatcher' Writer-Director Jacob Johnston

This week I had the extreme pleasure of speaking with writer-director Jacob Johnston about his feature debut, the haunting slasher Dreamcatcher which centers around two sisters and their mutual friends as they become entrenched in a forty-eight hour ...

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Write On with 'Supernova' Writer-Director Harry Macqueen

Supernova is the moving story of Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci), who after Tusker’s dementia diagnosis travel across England in an RV to visit family, friends and places from their past. 

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