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Adam Mason & Simon Boyes on Writing 'Songbird' During a Pandemic
Screenwriters Adam Mason and Simon Boyes didn't initially plan to write a movie about a pandemic during a pandemic. But when COVID-19 shut down the movie they had originally planned to shoot in 2020, they ended up doing just that with Songbird.
‘Herself’ Portrays the Power of Human Empathy Through Constructing a Tiny But Mighty House
Herself opens on a child’s playhouse belonging to one of Sandra’s (played by the powerful Clare Dunne) children. Inside is an inscription listing a phone number and a request to call the cops. The house represents Sandra’s current and future salvatio...
'Sing Me A Song' Chronicles a Buddhist Monk's Struggles With Internet Temptations
Sing Me A Song is a fascinating examination of what happens when an isolated community slowly but surely is exposed to the outside world through the internet and television... To the point that young monks are now aware of internet dating. While one ...
The Necessity of Diversity Editors in Hollywood
For decades, BIPOC have fought tirelessly to be heard, acknowledged and supported within the entertainment industry, but Hollywood has long been controlled by white people who hire white people who write from a white perspective (and therefor their a...
Write On with Manager-Producer Peter Katz
Literary Manager and producer Peter Katz discusses his company Story Driven, Being a Judge in Final Draft's Big Break Contest, what writers can do to stay focused in 2021, and more.
Write On with 'One Night in Miami' Screenwriter Kemp Powers
One Night in Miami screenwriter Kemp Powers discusses adapting his own play into a film, how his previous work as a journalist informs his screenwriting, the real history behind the film's events, and more. Inspired by real events, the movie is a fi...
Write On with 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' Writer Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom writer Ruben Santiago-Hudson discusses with guest host Sade' Sellers his relationship with August Wilson, the characters of Levee and Ma, and much more. Starring Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman, the film, adapted f...
'The Climb' Shows The Hard Work of A Good Bromance Makes the Downhill Moments Worth It
The bromance has long been examined on the indie movie scene and The Climb absolutely owes a debt to the Duplass brothers, and even broader pieces like I Love You, Man. That said, The Climb is an achievement that stands all on its own. Stemming from ...
'Skylines' Breaks Barriers in Sci-Fi Screenwriting
Skylines — the third installment of a sci-fi action trilogy whose creation spans the last decade and was made on a relatively small budget — breaks barriers when it comes to writing sci-fi with heavy special effects for the big screen, and also bends...
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