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Write On with 'Death of Me' Director Darren Bousman

Death of Me director Darren Bousman discusses how he generates story ideas, his writing process and how it's evolved over his career, his work directing films in the SAW franchise, and much more. 

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Write On with Final Draft SVP Joe Jarvis & Chief Architect Steve Brost

Final Draft's Senior Vice President Joe Jarvis and Chief Engineer Steve Brost discuss how they work with professional writers when developing the software, the partnerships and integrations we've done with major studios like Netflix, and more. 

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Write On with 'The Pale Door' Co-Writer and Director Aaron B. Koontz

The Pale Door co-writer and director Aaron B. Koontz discusses his approach to juggling different genres, how he generates ideas for his stories, being vulnerable in your storytelling, and much more.

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Write On with 'Rogue' Co-Writer and Director MJ Bassett

Rogue co-writer and director MJ Bassett discusses how the film came together, her passion for telling genre stories, how she found her way into becoming a filmmaker, and much more.

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Write On with #StartWith8Hollywood Partners Thuc Nguyen and Cheryl Bedford

#StartWith8Hollywood partners Thuc Nguyen and Cheryl Bedford discuss the roadblocks underrepresented groups often run into, how the campaign got started, success stories they've already seen, and much more. 

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Write On with Shudder's "Cursed Films" Writer-Director Jay Cheel

Shudder's Cursed Films writer-director Jay Cheel discusses what writing a documentary really means, how he chose the films for the series, how he got his start in filmmaking, and much more.  Cursed Films is the 5-part documentary series that explores...

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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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