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Write On with Jen Grisanti: Refocusing Your Energy for Next Season's Screenwriting Contests and Fellowships

Screenwriting consultant and former studio executive Jen Grisanti discusses crafting stories that resonate, finding your voice as a writer and building a network of professional relationships.

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Write On with Writer-Director Sebastián Silva

"I've seen what you witness in 'Tyrel' many times and it's definitely not comfortable and it carries a lot of hidden tension and hypocrisy..."

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Write On with Josh Singer, Oscar-winning screenwriter of 'Spotlight'

“Getting in there and trying to find what’s compelling about these stories and then communicate that and grab people and bring them into the theaters…That job I love.”

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Write on with David E. Talbert

Acclaimed playwright and filmmaker David E. Talbert discusses his 25-year career in theater, honing his cinematic skills by learning on the job, and how his experiences growing up influence the stories he tells. David is currently developing an origi...

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Write On with 'A Bread Factory' Writer-Director Patrick Wang

Acclaimed writer-director Patrick Wang discusses his transition from economy major at MIT to filmmaker, how he feels his way through the editing process to find structure in his scripts, and how he used the idea of community for the one-hundred speak...

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Write On with 'The Frontrunner' Executive Producer-Writer Matt Bai

Writer Matt Bai discusses his start as a journalist at New York Times Magazine, his novel All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid and how he later adapted his work into his new film The Frontrunner.

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Write On: Live Horror Panel with Chris Olen Ray and Seth Sherwood

Emmy-award winning producer/director Chris Olen Ray (The First Purge, Circus Kane) and writer/director/producer Seth Sherwood (Hell Fest Movie, Light As a Feather) discuss their collective careers and share their insight on the horror genre in front ...

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Write On with Writer/Director/Producer Aya Tanimura

Aya Tanimura shares how she got her start as a storyteller, her first break directing music videos for Katy Perry, and how writing for the music business differs from writing for films. 

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Write On with Jenni Gold, Creator of ‘CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion’

We recently chatted with writer/producer/director Jenni Gold about her love of storytelling, when she first realized people with disabilities were not fairly represented and how she hopes her latest film CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion will inspir...

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