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Rising Through the Ranks: Myles Reid

Myles Reid is working tirelessly to rise through the ranks in Hollywood. While the 32-year-old moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to follow his dream of becoming a showrunner, he didn’t fully realize his dream was a viable option. Reid grew up in Salisbury...

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'Good Boys' Opening Weekend Subverts Expectations

It doesn't seem natural to view a medium-budget studio comedy as an underdog, but that's exactly the category Good Boys was in as it headed into the weekend. In fact, many thought it might get out-grossed by the action flick Fast & Furious Presents: ...

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All The Write Moves: 'The Kitchen'

There’s a natural tendency among aspiring screenwriters to seek guidance and inspiration only from critically acclaimed and/or financially successful films and TV shows. Yet it’s just as important for new scribes to study films that don’t connect com...

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The Fast Five: It’s a Small World After All as Disney Takes Over Television

Do you like Disney? I sure hope so, because one day, there will be nothing but Disney. It will eventually own us all. There was so much fun Disney news that AMC merging with AMC was barely a blip—a story which is only the second largest and most-conf...

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Five Types of Screenwriting Paralysis

 

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Tech Tip: Reformatting

Sometimes paragraphs in Final Draft are inadvertently misformatted – Action paragraphs mistakenly render as character names, Scene Headings look like Transitions, lines of dialogue look like Parentheticals.

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The Bricks of Breaking In with 'The Bold Type' Showrunner Wendy Straker Hauser

Photo Credit: Getty Images For The Bold Type showrunner Wendy Straker Hauser, writing for television wasn’t even on the map when she graduated college. “It honestly took me a long, long time to figure out that I wanted to be a TV writer. Probably ove...

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Write On with Matt Dy of Lit Entertainment Group

Literary manager Matt Dy discusses his tenure at Austin Film Festival as their contest director, why he made the move to Los Angeles to join the team at Lit Entertainment Group and more. 

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'Hobbs & Shaw' Still Dominates the Box Office, 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark' Follows Close Behind

This weekend’s box office results offered up a variety of takeaways, some good for the health of big screen storytelling, some not so much.

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