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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. 

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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...

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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...

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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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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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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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Write On with 'I'm Your Woman' Writers Jordan Horowitz and Julia Hart

I'm Your Woman writers Jordan Horowitz and Julia Hart discuss telling genre stories through new lenses, the power of silence on screen, and much more.  Rachel Brosnahan stars in this 1970's set crime-thriller as a woman forced to go on the run with h...

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Write On with 'Happiest Season' Writer-Director Clea DuVall

Happiest Season writer-director Clea DuVall discusses telling a universal story through a unique lens, working within the romantic-comedy and Christmas movies genres, her approach to writing characters, and more! Kristen Stewart stars as a young woma...

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