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Rising Through the Ranks: Rachel Taff

"At the end of the day, there is no straight path."

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Why Horror Never Dies

Scary is in. Fear is fashionable. Horror is hot. That’s what we’re told. Judging strictly by box office returns and critical acclaim—not to mention the occasional Academy Award® for best screenplay—horror does seem to be having a moment in the zeitge...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: TIFF Leads the Way For Film Receptions

The weekend’s box office take was very encouraging for the state of cinematic storytelling, especially stories aimed at grown-ups—a demographic it's sometimes easy to imagine the major studios forget even exist.

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The Fast Five: 'Joker' Tracking for Another Mega October Opening Weekend

While the streaming wars may continue to heat up, some of the most interesting news this week was over on the film side of the industry, with one new release tracking to a potentially record breaking opening and one industry changing app calling it a...

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All The Write Moves: The Terror: Infamy

Juxtaposing one of the darkest chapters in American history with traditional Japanese mythology, AMC’s limited series The Terror: Infamy offers a fresh take on small screen horror. Evocative, mysterious and unnerving, the show features customary elem...

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Hope Across Time, Space and Violence: Jacob Estes on 'Don't Let Go'

Don’t Let Go, a new thriller from the producers of Get Out, centers around a series of phone calls a man receives from his niece following her death. In a context that bends space and time, the film explores our ability to change the future. Though l...

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'Vida' Writers Weigh In On What It’s Like To Be Part Of the Groundbreaking Show

In Hollywood, among writers’ rooms that have looked the same for generations, is a first-of-its-kind room full of purpose and identity. The Starz drama Vida about two Mexican-American siblings from East Los Angeles is in production on its third seaso...

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Write On with Emmy®-Nominated 'The Handmaid's Tale' Showrunner Bruce Miller

Emmy-Nominated The Handmaid's Tale Showrunner Bruce Miller discusses how the show stays true to the original book, collaborating with Elisabeth Moss and the rest of the cast, what it takes to be a showrunner, and much more. 

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All The Write Moves: 'Where’d You Go, Bernadette'

Some popular novels beg for cinematic adaptation because their stories are shaped like movies, with clear beginning/middle/end plots and ample visual potential. Popular novels that are more literary in nature present greater adaptation challenges. Th...

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