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Q & A with 'Little Fires Everywhere' Co-EP and Writer Raamla Mohamed

Little Fires Everywhere Co-executive producer and screenwriter Raamla Mohamed shares her experience on the show, answers fan questions, and more!

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: 7 Simple Strategies to Stay Productive & Take Care of Your Mental Health

Writers around the world are writing under quarantine in solitary conditions that might not seem like anything out of the ordinary. In fact, many writers even prefer working alone (unless you’re accustomed to writing in a TV room and miss it), so wha...

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Fellowship Season Prep Part 7: The YES

We’ve covered how to mine your life for personal stories, clarifying your creative voice, prepping for a killer interview, and actions you can take to overcome any painful rejections in the fellowship season process. Now we wait, and out of the handf...

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Write On with 'Dirty John' Creator and Showrunner Alexandra Cunningham

Dirty John creator and showrunner Alexandra Cunningham discusses the research that went into writing the show, her journey from playwright to screenwriter, and more.  Netflix's Dirty John is an anthology series in which each season is based on a true...

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'Queen Sugar' Writer Felicia Pride on Her Lifelong Pursuit to be Undeniable on the Page

Felicia Pride celebrated her 39th birthday in her very first Hollywood writers room; ironically, about 20 years after her first-ever published piece.

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Fellowship Season Prep Part 6: Next Things Next!

“First thing’s first” is great for beginnings, but a writer’s life is a continuous string of starts, stops and especially, “what’s next?”. So, what do we do when it’s time for another “next”?

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Like a Good Jazz Song, 'The Eddy' is Loose, Unrefined and Will Hit You Right in the Heart

The Eddy opens as any good jazz song should, and with some signature Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land) style—multilayered. A tense jazz song is simultaneously presented to us the audience, as well as to an agent on screen looking to sign talent....

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Writer-Actress Nia Fairweather's 'Four Seasons' Bears Hope for the Indy Filmmaker

Back in February, before the novel coronavirus hit and temporarily upended the industry, writer and actress Nia Fairweather’s Four Seasons premiered at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles. Reception to the film, which follows Charisse...

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Write On with 'GLOW' Co-Creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch

GLOW co-creators Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive discuss the way they approach character, their choice to take the show to Las Vegas in Season 3, how they got their starts as writers, and more. 

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