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Write On with Heroes & Villains Ent. Literary Management Chris Coggins

Heroes & Villains Entertainment Literary Manager Chris Coggins discusses her move from development executive to manager, the kind of work ethic she looks for in a client, and what she means by "screenwriters should swing for the fences" when dreaming...

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Write On with 'The Rental' Co-Writer and Director Dave Franco

The Rental co-writer and director Dave Franco discusses the tricky tone the film balances, his approach to working in and subverting the horror genre, what he learned from working with filmmakers like Barry Jenkins and Seth Rogen, and more. 

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Write On with 'Narcos: Mexico' Showrunner Eric Newman

Narcos: Mexico showrunner Eric Newman discusses the research involved in making the show, the advantages of telling a story like this in long-form television, his journey from producer to writer, and much more. 

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Write On with 'Ramy' Creator Ramy Youssef

Ramy creator Ramy Youssef discusses finding the comedy in life's struggles, mining universal truths from experiences, and more. 

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Write On with 'Miss Juneteenth' Writer-Director Channing Godfrey Peoples

Miss Juneteenth writer-director Channing Godfrey Peoples discusses the serendipity of releasing the film during the current racial justice movement, the long journey of this project from script to screen, her work on the show Queen Sugar, and more. 

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Write On with Apple's 'Defending Jacob' Creator and Executive Producer Mark Bomback

Defending Jacob creator and executive producer Mark Bomback discusses finding the right balance of thriller elements and domestic drama in the show, his work on the critically acclaimed Planet of the Apes film, his advice to writers just starting out...

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Write On with Apple's 'The Morning Show' Showrunner Kerry Ehrin

The Morning Showshowrunner Kerry Ehrin discusses her approach to writing complicated characters, her experiences working on shows like Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, and Moonlighting, her advice to young writers, and much more. 

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Write On with 'Love Life' Creator and Executive Producer Sam Boyd

Love Life creator and executive producer Sam Boyd discusses the innovative structure of the show, keeping yourself motivated as a writer, how he got his start, and much more. 

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Write On with 'Homecoming' Co-Creators Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz

Homecoming co-creators and executive producers Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz discuss how the show started off as a podcast and what the adaptation process was like, how they got their starts as writers, and more. 

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