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Write On with 'Minari' Writer-Director Lee Isaac Chung

Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film,  Minari is the story of a Korean family who start a farm in Arkansas in the 1980s. For Writer-Director Lee Isaac Chung, the film is deeply personal. “It’s really a family story… a journey tha...

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Write On with 'Supernova' Writer-Director Harry Macqueen

Supernova is the moving story of Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci), who after Tusker’s dementia diagnosis travel across England in an RV to visit family, friends and places from their past. 

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Write On with 'Land' Co-Writer Jesse Chatham

Jesse Chatham talks to guest host Sade' Sellers about how his screenplay about a bereaved woman seeking out a new life off the grid went from placing in the Nicholl Fellowship to becoming a feature directed by and starring Robin Wright ( House of Car...

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Write On with 'Willy's Wonderland' Screenwriter G.O. Parsons

G.O. Parsons has written one of the wildest rides of the year with  Wally’s Wonderland, a B-movie homage that pits Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage against a horde of demonic animatronics. “I went into writing  Willy's Wonderland with the intention,...

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Write On with 'Falling' Writer-Director Viggo Mortensen

Oscar-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen talks to host Phil Galasso about his transition into writing and directing with  Falling, a stirring drama he also acts in alongside Lance Henriksen. The film is about a man who along with his male partner and ad...

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Write On with 'Judas and the Black Messiah' Co-Writer Will Berson

Will Berson had been haunted by the story of the murder of Black Panthers leader Fred Hampton by police since his hippy parents told it to him as a child. As Will watched events like the Ferguson riots unfold he realized Fred Hampton's story had to b...

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Write On with Showrunner and #StartWith8Hollywood Mentor Jeffrey Lieber

Showrunner, writer, and mentor Jeffrey Lieber and our host Phil Galasso discuss what Jeffrey looks for when putting together a writer's room, his transition from acting on the stage to writing for the screen, his work helping new writers gain meaning...

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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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