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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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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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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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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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Write On with 'Land' Co-Writer Jesse Chatham

Jesse Chatham talks to guest host Sade' Sellers about how his screenplay about a bereaved woman seeking out a new life off the grid went from placing in the Nicholl Fellowship to becoming a feature directed by and starring Robin Wright ( House of Car...

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Write On with 'Willy's Wonderland' Screenwriter G.O. Parsons

G.O. Parsons has written one of the wildest rides of the year with  Wally’s Wonderland, a B-movie homage that pits Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage against a horde of demonic animatronics. “I went into writing  Willy's Wonderland with the intention,...

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Write On with 'Falling' Writer-Director Viggo Mortensen

Oscar-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen talks to host Phil Galasso about his transition into writing and directing with  Falling, a stirring drama he also acts in alongside Lance Henriksen. The film is about a man who along with his male partner and ad...

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Write On with 'Judas and the Black Messiah' Co-Writer Will Berson

Will Berson had been haunted by the story of the murder of Black Panthers leader Fred Hampton by police since his hippy parents told it to him as a child. As Will watched events like the Ferguson riots unfold he realized Fred Hampton's story had to b...

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