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Write On with 'Home Before Dark' Co-Creator Dana Fox

Home Before Dark co-creator Dana Fox discusses the inspiration for the show, her process for pitching and writing projects, and more. 

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Week 2: Lee Jessup on What Writers CAN Do Now

This week Lee discusses the latest updates on agency layoffs, online pitching trends and answers your questions from social media. 

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Lee Jessup on What Writers Can Do Now

Screenwriting Career Coach Lee Jessup shares insights on how writers can be proactive during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Have a question for Lee? Submit it here before 3/24!

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Write On with Literary Manager & New Big Break Judge Matt Koss

Zero Gravity's Matt Koss is our newest Judge on the Big Break Contest and discusses his role as a development executive, his latest transition into literary management, what he's looking for in a writer and more. 

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Write On with Big Break Grand Prize Feature Winner Steve Anthopoulos

2019 Big Break Grand Prize Feature Winner Steve Anthopoulos discusses his big moment on stage at our awards show, his experience on the grand prize tour, his first success story and more! The 2020 Big Break Contest is now open for submissions! Is thi...

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Write On with Screenwriting Career Coach Lee Jessup

Screenwriting career coach and guru Lee Jessup gives us a crash course on the spec market in the feature and television space, how to achieve authenticity as a writer, and much more. Lee Jessup is also a veteran sponsor of The Big Break Screenwriting...

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Write On with 'The Goldbergs' Staff Writer Aadip Desai

The Goldbergs staff writer Aadip Desai discusses his path to getting hired on the show, what being a staff writer actually means, and the importance of self-care for writers.

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Write On with 'Reprisal' Creator Josh Corbin

Reprisalcreator Josh Corbin discusses being a first time TV creator, the influence of film noir on the show, and more. 

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Write On with 'Burning Cane' Writer-Director Phillip Youmans

Burning Cane writer-director Phillip Youmans discusses the real-life inspiration for the film, how he made the film while still in high school, getting picked up for distribution by Ava DuVernay's ARRAY, and much more.

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