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Write On with 'The Beach House' Writer-Director Jeffrey A. Brown

The Beach House writer-director Jeffrey A. Brown discusses working within the horror genre, his writing process on the film, how his experience as a location scout helped him, and much more.  The Beach House follows two troubled college sweethearts o...

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'Hunter Hunter' Writer-Director Shawn Linden on the Horror of Battling Nature

Final Draft spoke with writer-director Shawn Linden on his survival-horror film, "Hunter Hunter" starring Devon Sawa and Nick Stahl. A fur-trapping family in the remote wilderness finds themselves in a battle with nature: a hungry and dangerous wolf.

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Director April Mullen on Independent Film & 'Wander'

Aaron Eckhart, Tommy Lee Jones, and Heather Graham star in April Mullen's new edge-of-your-seat thriller, Wander, in which a paranoid private investigator with a troubled past is hired to investigate a suspicious death in the town of Wander. He soon ...

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Write On with 'Archenemy' Writer-Director Adam Egypt Mortimer

Archenemy co-writer and director Adam Egypt Mortimer discusses his approach to working in different genres, the tricky balance of withholding and disclosing information to the audience, and more.  In the movie, a teen meets a mysterious man played by...

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Director John Suits On Sci-Fi, Editing and His New Film 'Breach'

Director John Suits opened up about his current project, Breach, starring Bruce Willis, Thomas Jane and Rachel Nichols. Written by Edward Drake and Corey Large, this sci-fi action film takes us on a journey through deep space, where aboard an interst...

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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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