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Write On with 'Nice Tan' Creator Carla Lee

Nice Tan creator Carla Lee discusses how she became a creator, Nice Tan's mission, the Seed & Spark campaign to shoot the pilot and more.

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Anabelle Comes Home'

Although it was considered something of a placeholder ahead of the July 4th holiday, this past weekend's box office offered up some important some lessons from a narrative perspective nevertheless.

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All The Write Moves: 'Good Omens'

By the time prolific novelist Terry Pratchett and former comic book scribe Neil Gaiman wrote the 1990 novel Good Omens together, both men had earned considerable acclaim for their imaginative styles. Working in tandem, they contrived a whimsical fant...

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Tech Tips: Globally Changing Character Names

Congratulations! You’ve just typed FADE OUT on the first draft of your screenplay. You know there will be re-writing, re-working and the re-hashing of old ideas, but you’ve pushed that boulder to the top of the screenwriting hill and completed a draf...

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How to Build a Screenwriting Brand (and Why You Might Want To)

“How can I choose a brand for my screenwriting?”

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Write On with 'Murder Mystery' Writer James Vanderbilt

James Vanderbilt discusses Murder Mystery's record-breaking weekend on Netflix, his influences when writing the script, his writing process and much more. 

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Toy Story 4'

When it comes to the business of telling stories on screen, the definition of success is constantly evolving. Since the mid-to-late 1980s, we have mostly relied upon the opening weekend box office to be the key indicator, but this past weekend's resu...

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'Glow' Writers Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch on the Process Behind the Hit Series

Hold onto your spandex — GLOW is back for a third season.

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All The Write Moves: 'The Haunting of Hill House'

Fans of last year’s well-reviewed Netflix horror series The Haunting of Hill House, which was based on Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel of the same name, had to say goodbye to the cast and characters once the first season’s 10-episode storyline concluded...

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