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All The Write Moves: 'Watchmen'

Once the camera focuses on a newspaper headline that reads, “Global Squidfalls Baffle Experts,” it’s evident that viewers have entered the land of Damon Lindelof. Inventive, mischievous and thoughtful, writer-producer Lindelof has provided some of Pe...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: A 7-Step Writing Plan to Finish Your Script by Year-End

It’s Nov. 8. The end of the year is within spitting distance. Wouldn’t it be great to finish the year strong with a completed draft of your script?

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Writer-Director Scott Z. Burns on 'The Report'

The Report is a new film written and directed by Scott Z. Burns, who is probably best known for his many collaborations with Steven Soderbergh. Burns has written screenplays for such Soderbergh movies as The Informant!, Contagion, Side Effects, and h...

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The Bricks of Breaking In: Make Your Own Table Read With This Writing Tool

As writers, we often work in isolation; churning out pages then reworking and revising again and again. You’d love to hear your work read out loud, listen as your characters come to life to see if you’ve captured their voices and have consistency to ...

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All The Write Moves: Parasite

 

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Writer-Directors Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing on Resurrecting Their Curse in 'The Gallows Act II'

New horror flick The Gallows Act II from writer-directors Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing is a follow-up to the team’s 2015 The Gallows, which follows students who accidentally resurrect the past in a school play to horrific consequences.

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All the Write Moves: 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie'

A made-for-streaming feature that resolves a subplot from a beloved TV series might seem an unlikely subject for study in this space, since precious few writers will ever be in the same position as Vince Gilligan. Gilligan wrote El Camino: A Breaking...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: 10 Things To Do When You Can’t Write a Word

Feeling blocked, stuck, uninspired? Here are 10 things you can do when facing your script feels just plain impossible.

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All The Write Moves: 'Judy'

Beloved entertainers who cannot sustain happiness offstage are fascinating, hence the litany of biopics about troubled actors and singers. The latest movie of this type is Judy, which concerns actress/singer Judy Garland. She gained fame as a child s...

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