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Write On with 2018 Big Break Feature Winner Jeff Cassidy
2018 Big Break feature category winner Jeff Cassidy discusses getting his start as a focus puller in order to learn more about directing, how he eventually transitioned to writing and directing, and why he chose to enter his category-winning script D...
Write On with Oscar-Winning 'BlacKkKlansman' Writer David Rabinowitz
David Rabinowitz discusses how he and his writing partner Charlie Wachtel got the rights to adapt BlacKkKlansman, getting Jordan Peele and Spike Lee on board, and their Oscar win!
Write On with 'The Twilight Zone' Producer Simon Kinberg
Simon Kinberg discusses how he and fellow producer Jordan Peele came together to revive The Twilight Zone, the inspiration behind the show's unrelenting twists and how they maintain entertainment and enlightenment in each episode.
Write On with Screenwriting Career Coach Lee Jessup
For the last 20 years, Lee Jessup has been coaching screenwriters on all elements of a successful career. Brand assessment and strategy, effective networking, crafting a memorable origin story that makes writers shine in a general meeting - Lee discu...
Write On with 'The Wall' Writer-Director Kellie Madison
Kellie Madison, whose spec script The Wall just sold to Dolphin Entertainment, discusses her transition from acting to writing and directing, her interest in the dark side of the human condition and the early influences she hopes will help her make a...
Write On with 'The Highwaymen' Screenwriter John Fusco
Veteran screenwriter John Fusco discusses his journey from dropping out of school for The Blues to obtaining his GED, being accepted to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and eventually winning a screenplay contest that brought him to Los Angeles. Fusco ...
Write On with The Hummingbird Project Writer-Director Kim Nguyen
The Hummingbird Project writer-director Kim Nguyen discusses how he avoids getting stuck in creating backstory, his process of screen testing with friends, and how he was able to set the tone for his protagonist in one scene.
Write On with "Devil's Path" Writer-Director-Producer Matthew Montgomery
Writer-director-producer Matthew Montgomery discusses his start as an actor and how he eventually moved behind the camera to produce Devil's Path. The drama/thriller is about two men who encounter each other on a dangerous gay cruising park trail, a...
Write On with AFF Script Competition Director Steven DeBose
Austin Film Festival’s Steven DeBose discusses his journey from festival employee to newly appointed script competition director, the culture that defines Austin Film Festival, and the VIP access afforded to all attendees who come prepared for the en...
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