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‘Bombshell’ Aptly Captures the Nuances, Perils and Pains of Speaking Out

Bombshell is a powerful piece of work, but it’s also not an easy watch. There are intentional cringe-worthy moments galore as women on the forefront of the #MeToo movement struggle to find their voices while keeping their jobs. Rare is an achievement...

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The Fast Five: ‘Bond’s New Crooner is Unveiled, as Apple Deals With a Lawsuit Over ‘Servant’

Lawsuits in this industry are always fascinating. Creators may suspect their ideas have been stolen when watching a similar show or movie to their own, but very rarely do they go to the lengths of suing over the perceived theft. And when they do, the...

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Vince Befi is Rising Through the Ranks

30-year-old Vince Befi fondly remembers his childhood, watching countless films while growing up in the Florida town of Niceville.

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Write On with 'Burning Cane' Writer-Director Phillip Youmans

Burning Cane writer-director Phillip Youmans discusses the real-life inspiration for the film, how he made the film while still in high school, getting picked up for distribution by Ava DuVernay's ARRAY, and much more.

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Five Takeaways From ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Your weekly break-down of a popular movie or television episode to see what a screenwriter—or any writer, for that matter—can take away from what’s on screen: what worked, what didn’t, and how you can use what’s popular to craft better stories.

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The Fast Five: ‘Joker’ Leads Oscar® Nominations, While Robots Take Charge at Warner Bros.

While it can feel like awards’ season goes on forever, this morning’s announcement of the 2019 Academy Award® nominations takes us one step closer to the finish line. Technology also takes a front seat in this week’s film and TV news, as Samsung rele...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Wrapping Up Your 2019 Writing Year

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Being Seen Is A Radical Act: Chinonye Chukwu On 'Clemency'

What do you think of when someone brings up prison wardens? Hollywood has trained us to imagine imposing, burly, middle-aged white men. Does someone like Alfre Woodard come to mind? This legend plays the lead in Clemency, the second feature film of d...

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5 Takeaways From Episode One Of 'The Mandalorian'

Your weekly break-down of a popular movie or television episode to see what a screenwriter—or any writer, for that matter—can take away from what’s on screen: what worked, what didn’t, and how you can use what’s popular to craft your own stories.

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