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Writer-Director Julius Onah on Adapting 'Luce' for the Big Screen

A provocative character drama centered around pertinent notions of race in modern America, Julius Onah's new film Luce generates a lot of questions, but stops well short of ever telling the audience what to think.

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Write On with Graphic Novelist Debbie Lynn Smith of Kymera Press

Graphic novelist and founder of Kymera Press Debbie Lynn Smith discusses her transition from novelist to television writer to graphic novelist, how she manages the global team at Kymera, her recent deal with The Smithsonian and more. 

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All The Write Moves: 'The Farewell'

Among this summer’s indie breakouts is The Farewell, an American production featuring dialogue almost exclusively in subtitled Chinese. Writer-director Lulu Wang based the story upon an outrageous real-life experience. When Wang’s grandmother was giv...

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Quentin Tarantino has Biggest Opening Weekend with 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

 

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How to Network on Social Media

A big mistake writers can make is coming on either as too strong, or as desperate to make connections, particularly on social media. Early screenwriters tend to think they just need to get the right person to read their script — no matter what that t...

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Tech Tips: Using Bookmarks

Final Draft gives you several ways to move around in your script quickly – the Navigator panels, the Scene View, and the Index Cards.

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Spec Spotlight: Jeff Bushell Sells 'Bad Dog' to Lionsgate

Screenwriter Jeff Bushell’s latest spec has gone to the dogs. But in his case, that’s actually a good thing. Bushell’s comedy spec script Bad Dog is about an adorable mutt who’s also Satan’s favorite hellhound, and it was recently purchased by Lionsg...

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When Sagas End Well

Endings are difficult at the best of times, but even more so when you’re culminating an epic saga.

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#BeTheChange - Write On with Screenwriter Teresa Huang

Writer-Producer-Actress Teresa Huang discusses her early start in activism, the role she sees People of Color playing in the current WGA negotiations, The Breakthrough Reading Series she co-founded and much more.

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