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Write On with 'Mrs. America' Showrunner Dahvi Waller

Mrs. America showrunner Dahvi Waller discusses what makes this story relevant now, details that are important when writing a period piece, lessons she learned working on Mad Men and more. 

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Write On with 'The Quarry' Co-Writer and Director Scott Teems

The Quarry co-writer and director Scott Teems discusses what draws him to morally ambiguous characters, his work on television shows like Rectified, his advice for writers just starting out and more.  

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Write On with 'Little Fires Everywhere' Showrunner Liz Tigelaar

Little Fires Everywhere showrunner Liz Tigelaar discusses adapting the novel for television, assembling an inclusive writing staff for the show, her writing process and more. 

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Week 4: Lee Jessup on What Writers CAN Do Now

rLee answers your questions and talks more about what writers CAN be doing during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Write On with Horror Screenwriter Kathy Charles

Kathy Charles discusses what attracts her to the horror genre, writers that inspire her, her writing process and more.

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Week 3: Lee Jessup on What Writers CAN Do Now

Lee answers your questions and talks more about what writers CAN be doing during the COVID-19 crisis. Have questions for Lee? Submit them to us via Youtube, Twitter or Facebook though Monday 4/6! Interested in UCLAex's free classes? You can check the...

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Write On with 'Home Before Dark' Co-Creator Dana Fox

Home Before Dark co-creator Dana Fox discusses the inspiration for the show, her process for pitching and writing projects, and more. 

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Week 2: Lee Jessup on What Writers CAN Do Now

This week Lee discusses the latest updates on agency layoffs, online pitching trends and answers your questions from social media. 

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Lee Jessup on What Writers Can Do Now

Screenwriting Career Coach Lee Jessup shares insights on how writers can be proactive during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Have a question for Lee? Submit it here before 3/24!

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