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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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Write On with Filmmaker and Sensitivity Reader Alex Creswick

Alex Creswick discusses what a sensitivity reader does and how it can benefit your story, her work as a development executive, the film The Blackout which she produced, and more.  Don’t forget to subscribe to the Write On Podcast on iTunes! 

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Write On with Co-Creators and Directors of 'The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open' Elle-Maija Tailfeathers & Kathleen Hepburn

Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn, co-writers and directors of The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open, discuss the inspiration for the film, the importance of representation onscreen, and much more. 

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Write On with LaToya Morgan, Liz Alper, Lindsay Grossman and Jacqueline Penn

Founders of the WGA Twitter staffing boost LaToya Morgan and Liz Alper, and founders of the Pre-WGA Twitter staffing boost Lindsay Grossman, and Jacqueline Penn discuss the current state of the industry for screenwriters, their efforts to signal boos...

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Write On with 'Dolemite Is My Name' Co-Writer Larry Karaszewski

Dolemite Is My Name co-writer Larry Karaszewski discusses how he and his writing partner Scott Alexander were approached by Eddie Murphy for the film, the long journey to the screen and more. 

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Write On with 'The Terror: Infamy' Co-Creator Alexander Woo

Alexander Woo, Co-Creator and Executive Producer of AMC's The Terror: Infamy, discusses balancing the shifting tones of the show, how Japanese folklore inspired it, and much more.

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Write On with Apple TV+'s 'Dickinson' Creator Alena Smith

Alena Smith, Creator of Apple TV+'s Dickinson,  discusses how the show uses modern language and music to illuminate its themes, why this isn't just a traditional biopic and more. 

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Write On with 'Perpetual Grace, LTD' Co-Creator Steven Conrad

Perpetual Grace, LTD co-creator Steven Conrad discusses managing the different tones of the story, how he incorporates music into his writing and much more. Epix's  Perpetual Grace, LTD is a modern noir drama which follows James, a mysterious young g...

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Write On: 2019 Austin Film Festival Wrap Up

Recorded at the 2019 Austin Film Festival, we chat with Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont about Liza On Demand, now entering its second season on Youtube, and Ben Cory Jones about Boomerang, the new show he co-created with Lena Waithe.  You can learn mor...

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