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'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' - An Act of Love for a Home That is Slipping Away

The Last Black Man in San Francisco is the story of Jimmie Fails IV (the name of both the protagonist and the San Francisco-born actor who portrays him). The loosely biographical film depicts Jimmie’s attempt to first take care of and then take back ...

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Write On with 'Trinkets' Co-Creators Emily Meyer and Amy Andelson

Trinkets co-creators Emily Meyer and Amy Andelson discuss the life and death stakes of being a teenager, how they balance the different tones on the show, their writing process as partners and more.  The Netflix series about an unexpected friendship ...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Erin Conley

They say networking is invaluable in Hollywood, and for Erin Conley, that statement proves true.

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Write On with 'Nice Tan' Creator Carla Lee

Nice Tan creator Carla Lee discusses how she became a creator, Nice Tan's mission, the Seed & Spark campaign to shoot the pilot and more.

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Spec Spotlight: Peter Gaffney Sells Sci-Fi Spec 'Don't Go in the Water' to Universal Pictures

After setting up sci-fi specs at both LeVision Entertainment and Lionsgate, New York-based screenwriter Peter Gaffney went on to reportedly sell his spec script Don’t Go in the Water to Universal Pictures in the mid-to-high six figure range. 

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Write On with 'Murder Mystery' Writer James Vanderbilt

James Vanderbilt discusses Murder Mystery's record-breaking weekend on Netflix, his influences when writing the script, his writing process and much more. 

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Write On with Samuel Curtis and Yoko April Tamada of Get Lit

Samuel Curtis (Head of Literary Riot Media) and Get Lit student Yoko April Tamada discuss the origins of the program, the relationship between poetry and screenwriting, how Get Lit came to be featured on FX's Better Things and more.  Get Lit is a non...

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'Glow' Writers Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch on the Process Behind the Hit Series

Hold onto your spandex — GLOW is back for a third season.

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Writer-Director Matt Kane on 'Auggie' and Exploring the Male Ego

A common complaint these days is the fact that cell phone technology, specifically its convenience and efficiency, eliminates the conflict that cinematic narratives rely on. Conversely, Matt Kane’s upcoming debut feature film Auggie shows how emergin...

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