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Breaking In: The Business of Screenwriting

Sade' Sellers moderates this live discussion with writers Anna and Mark Casadei and entertainment lawyer Toni Long, as they dive into the minutiae of what budding writers should be aware of regarding being optioned, contracts, representation, and muc...

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Talking Suspense and Stakes in Braden R. Duemmler's 'What Lies Below'

In writer-director Braden R. Duemmler’s debut feature sci-fi/horror What Lies Below, we are whisked into the suspense when 16-year-old Liberty (Ema Horvath) returns home from camp and learns that her mother Michelle (Mena Suvari) has a new boyfriend ...

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Write On with 'Wander Darkly' Writer-Director Tara Miele

Wander Darkly writer-director Tara Miele and our favorite guest host Sade' Sellers discuss working with actors like Sienna Miller and Diego Luna, how a car crash she and her husband got into actually influenced the film and more.  In the film, a trau...

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Write On with Storied Media Group's VP of Operations Kevin Fernandes and Founder Todd Hoffman

Storied Media Group's Vice President of Operations Kevin Fernandes and Founder & CEO Todd Hoffman discuss what they look for in an IP (intellectual property), their process for packaging, and more.  Storied Media Group was founded in 2013 and has qui...

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Amplifying New Voices: A Very Short Conference for Film and TV Writers

Check out these three great panels from professional writers, agents, producers, entertainment lawyers, and doctors as they discuss and deliver personal insight on topics such as finding representation as a new creative, navigating how to break into ...

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Write On with 'I'm Your Woman' Writers Jordan Horowitz and Julia Hart

I'm Your Woman writers Jordan Horowitz and Julia Hart discuss telling genre stories through new lenses, the power of silence on screen, and much more.  Rachel Brosnahan stars in this 1970's set crime-thriller as a woman forced to go on the run with h...

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Write On with 'Happiest Season' Writer-Director Clea DuVall

Happiest Season writer-director Clea DuVall discusses telling a universal story through a unique lens, working within the romantic-comedy and Christmas movies genres, her approach to writing characters, and more! Kristen Stewart stars as a young woma...

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‘Luxor’ Is a Luxurious and Subtle Study in Healing

Post-traumatic stress disorder is not something easily portrayed onscreen. It presents itself in different ways — a sneaky ailment that can come and go, and live in the shadows of those it haunts, striking at the most unexpected moments. Luxor tells ...

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‘Half Brothers’ Is An Empathetic Buddy Comedy That Examines the Struggle For the American Dream

There is nothing like a road trip to put an untested relationship on trial. Half Brothers is that trial for two brothers who’ve never met prior to their father’s death. The film embraces a lot of buddy comedy tropes: an odd couple, a road trip, bondi...

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