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Write On with 'Feral State' Writer-Director Jon Carlo

Feral State is the story of a misfit gang of runaways and orphans who are taken in by a dark and charismatic father figure and together wreak havoc throughout swamps and trailer parks in central Florida. Writer-Director Jon Carlo talks to Write On ab...

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Write On with Screenwriting Career Coach Carole Kirschner

Entertainment career coach, author, speaker, CBS Writing and WGA Showrunner Training Program director Carole Kirschner  talks to  Write On  about mentorships, fellowships and training opportunities for writers and showrunners. “You cannot teach someb...

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Write On with The Black List's Kate Hagen

Since 2005, each December The Black List releases its annual list, a survey of the most liked unproduced screenplays of that year. The Black List also works to foster a large community of writers through screenwriting labs, online resources, and in-p...

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Write On with 'Selena' Creator Moisés Zamora

Moisés Zamora, creator of Netflix's Selena: The Series about the legendary singer, talks to guest host Lee Jessup about why it was important for this show to have a writers room primarily made up of Mexican American voices. "All of the writers I hire...

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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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